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9th annual Castagnaccio del Natale Trophy

9th annual Castagnaccio del Natale Trophy

The ninth annual Castagnaccio contest took place in Barga Vecchia this evening (the first contest 2010 can be seen here, 2011 is here   2012  2013, 2014  2015  2016  2017 ) In 2010 there were just 6 contestants…

The Pennati – work in progress

The Pennati – work in progress

There have been many visitors to Keane’s studio in Barga Vecchia over the past six months (some of them can be seen here) – they have been arriving to see…

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…

Misty day in Barga

Misty day in Barga

As the temperature drops and the Autumn really begins to make itself felt, low cloud covering Barga in the mornings makes for some great opportunities for the photographers in the…

Work continues on the Ripa

Work continues on the Ripa

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