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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…

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…

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GVS: Solidarity Week parade

GVS: Solidarity Week parade

It may seem like a contradiction in terms but the phrase “tradition we make ourselves” comes to mind this weekend as the week-long annual GVS Solidarity week, now in its…

Frogs: the sound of spring

Frogs: the sound of spring

All this month we have been publishing stories about the arrival of spring here in this area with many images of the flowers blooming and fresh new colours but there is…

Renewed monthly market in Barga Vecchia

Renewed monthly market in Barga Vecchia

Every month we publish a series of images from the market held in Barga every second Sunday in the month. Some months there is a good influx of people, some…

Scampoli: an exhibition of works by Giorgia Madiai

Scampoli: an exhibition of works by Giorgia Madiai

“Scampoli,” an exhibition of works by the remarkable painter Giorgia Madiai now underway in Barga Vecchia, is a mesmerizing inquiry into the most volatile realm of human interaction: speech itself.…

Quando Alberto Lupo rimase colpito dalle letture di Gualtiero Pia

Quando Alberto Lupo rimase colpito dalle letture di Gualtiero Pia

È impressionante pensare come, in poco tempo, si sia persa memoria di un’importante realtà nata e cresciuta in Valle del Serchio: cioè la tv locale Tiesse. Un esperimento pionieristico che…

Pisa University visit to the Virtual Museum in Barga

Pisa University visit to the Virtual Museum in Barga

Students from the Pisa University were in Barga this morning for a lecture inside the Museo Virtuale e Multimediale Rocche e Fortificazioni della Valle del Serchio in the Volta dei…