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New handrails in Barga Vecchia

thumbs up for the recent work by the Comune in Barga Vecchia

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One of the most photographed areas in Barga Vecchia – the steep steps leading up through Vicolo Nardi have just been made a good deal easier to navigate as metal hand rails have been installed.

One of the people most active in getting the hand rails installed was Julie Thorburn who came to Barga  and “carved out” for herself a dream house which was built on a plot in Barga Vecchia that was bombed in the last war and left as just a pile of rubble for over 60 plus years.  On top of that, access was only via some very steep steps.

Her story with an interview and many images of the house rising from the rubble can be seen here

There is something very special about Barga and I feel I would have missed something in my life if I did not take the opportunity to participate in the life of the city – Julie Thorburn


Julie’s reaction this morning to the new hand rail  – “Thank you Barga comune. I didn’t feel I had a right to anything but I felt Vicolo Nardi needed a handrail. ”

She went on to say, “I’ve had a few struggling b+b guests who possibly hadn’t seen my website (re accessibility) but mostly I wanted a handrail for us residents.”


More information about the Nel Cielo  di Barga Bed and Breakfast can be found here




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