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
The arches dating back to the ’30s were built in order to contain the possible landslides of that ridge, on the top of which there is the Cathedral, which had shown its instability during the earthquake of 1920 due to it being built on heavy clay soil.
In February 2014 during heavy rainstorms, three of those arches were brought down.
In 2018 further erosion and yet more of the Ripa dropped down making the plans for renovations costing a million euro even more difficult.
This evening, those renovations were completed and once again the arches are back in all their glory.
Presentazione dei lavori di messa in sicurezza a cura dell’Ing. Marco Giovanni Ceccarelli e del Gol. Vincenzo Buchignani.
Intervento storico della Dott.ssa Sara Moscardini.
Presentazione del progetto “Lavori di restauto conservativo e riqualificazione del sistema delle fortificazioni di Barga” a cura del Dott. Arch. Maurizio Giannasi.
Alle ore 18:00 presso gli Archi della Ripa accensione dell’illuminazione e taglio del nastro.
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