A great last-minute surprise! As part of the centenary celebrations of the British Institute the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles in the company of the Princess of Wales will tomorrow be paying a visit to Bagni di Lucca. He will be received by the Mayor and the President of the Montaigne Foundation.
The visit celebrates the centuries-old ties of the thermal town with Great Britain and commemorates one of Bagni’s most notable past residents, Ian Greenlees, who was director of the British Institute.
Highlights of the Prince’s stay in our beautiful spa town will be a visit to the library which has been prepared for its original function as the town’s Anglican Church. The reverend Farthingale will be conducting a church service at 11.30 am and Prince Charles will deliver a speech on the important relationship between Bagni di Lucca and Great Britain. Charles will also pay a visit to Professor Samuel Stych, 101 this year, who was a neighbour and friend of Ian Greenlees.