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Barga Vecchia – December market

Barga Vecchia – December market

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…

Bell ringers – Doppio dell’Immacolata

Bell ringers – Doppio dell’Immacolata

The traditional religious festival of the Immaculate Conception, held every year on the eighth of December would not be complete in Barga without the sound of the bells in the…

Barga in Cioccolato 2019

Barga in Cioccolato 2019

The fourteenth annual Barga chocolate festa – Barga in Cioccolato opened this Saturday morning on a cold but occasionally sunny wintery day with the organisers having high hopes that this year the weather is not going…

The arches of La Ripa finally restored

The arches of La Ripa finally restored

There has been a scar that spoils Barga, ruining that picture postcard that has made it so famous in the world –  a deep gash in the arches of the Ripa…

Fabio Guazzelli and his Sardines  – years ahead of his time

Fabio Guazzelli and his Sardines – years ahead of his time

Far-right leader Matteo Salvini’s seemingly unstoppable political rise in Italy has been hit by an unlikely challenge from a grassroots movement known as “the sardines”. The group emerged in the…