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25th April – Liberation day in Barga

25th April – Liberation day in Barga

Today in Barga was held the 72nd annual 25th April celebrations to commemorate the liberation of the country by Allied troops in the Second World War. The…

First Traditional Spring Cleaning Festa

First Traditional Spring Cleaning Festa

For the past 25 years or so Keane has grown a beard during the winter and shaved it off each Easter. According to him, it…

Processione di Gesù Morto – “Via della Croce”

Processione di Gesù Morto – “Via della Croce”

Good Friday in Barga is celebrated every 5 years with the procession of Gesù Morto…

Quarantore: Traditional egg rolling and more

Quarantore: Traditional egg rolling and more

Going somewhat against the trend but judging by the amount of children visibly enjoying themselves…

Carnival – Baccanale 2017

Carnival – Baccanale 2017

25th February and it’s carnival time in Barga. This afternoon the streets of Barga were…

Carnival in Barga – restaurants full

Carnival in Barga – restaurants full

25th February and it carnival time in Barga. This afternoon the streets of Barga were…

Kids carnival in Barga

Kids carnival in Barga

25th February and it carnival time in Barga. This afternoon the streets of Barga were…

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Gelateria Il Giardino opens in Barga

Gelateria Il Giardino opens in Barga

Changes are taking place in via Mordini in Barga Giardino. Up until a couple of years ago, it was the premises of Albino Santi the last working tailor in Barga…

Antique plaster Gargoyle sculpture returns to Barga

Antique plaster Gargoyle sculpture returns to Barga

Thanks to a thoughtful gift by Benjamin Marchi from Saint Michaels, MD, United States, who’s family originally came from and still has relations living in this area,  an antique* plaster Gargoyle…

Jasper –  Diaspro di Barga

Jasper – Diaspro di Barga

According to records, Lorenzo Mazzanga, barghigiano, prefetto del L’Orto Botanico dell’Università di Pisa from 1583 to 1592 discovered the diaspro – Jasper, the pietra dura of great aesthetic value to be found at…

New school building rising in Barga

New school building rising in Barga

Gradually over the past few months a new school building has been rising in Barga.  There is still a long way to go until it will be ready but it…

The Aristodemos: new CD –  “The Biroldo Tapes”

The Aristodemos: new CD – “The Biroldo Tapes”

Well it has been talked about for what seems like the last couple of years but finally it looks as though the Barga swing group, The Aristodemos  have finally got their act together…

Work starts to repair leaking walls in the Duomo

Work starts to repair leaking walls in the Duomo

Back in August of last year, technicians were busy at work checking the walls of the centuries old Duomo here in Barga trying to find out the exact location of a…

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The Wine Glasses of Barga

The Wine Glasses of Barga

A unframed collage of simple bistro glasses stands in the lobby of Palazzo Pancrazi, Barga’s municipal hall. Tinted with red wine, they look unprepossessing at…

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L’ora di Barga Aprile 2017 N° 528

L’ora di Barga Aprile 2017 N° 528

Nel mese di maggio S.E. Mons. Mario Conti, Arcivescovo emerito di Glasgow, sarà a Barga insieme…

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Sessantesima tappa da O Logoso a Finisterre – 40km

Sessantesima tappa da O Logoso a Finisterre – 40km

Sessantesima tappa da O Logoso a Finisterre 40km, oggi sono arrivato alla fine del cammino, da…

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How is Biroldo made?

How is Biroldo made?

This unusual blood sausage is made using the lean pig’s head, giving it a soft consistency.…