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Renewed monthly market in Barga Vecchia

Renewed monthly market in Barga Vecchia

Good crowds in the spring sunshine for the Monthly 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 months less. In amongst the usual Barbie dolls, bric a brac, Mussolini busts and religious icons, this month here has been a concerted effort to […]

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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 riscosse un notevole successo, vista anche la novità e la curiosità verso le emittenti locali, ed ebbe il merito, oltre alla cronaca, allo sport e […]

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Pisa University visit to the Virtual Museum in Barga

Pisa University visit to the Virtual Museum in Barga

with Lucia Morelli and Gianluca Paoletti Barsotti

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 Menchi situated underneath the town hall – the Palazzo Pancrazi. Museum of Strongholds and Defensive Walls of the Serchio Valley The multimedia museum of strongholds […]

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Barga Vecchia: sit up and take notice 2

Barga Vecchia: sit up and take notice 2

new street furniture by the architect Massimiliano Lanciani raising eyebrows in the city.

The architect Massimiliano Lanciani has been working around in Barga and this area for a few years now there is another side to the man which is not really to do with bricks walls and doors … it has more to do with something that it deeply inherent in the man – his sense of […]

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Gelateria Il Giardino opens in Barga

Gelateria Il Giardino opens in Barga

Changes are taking place in via Mordini in Barga Giardino. Up until a couple of years ago, it was the premises of Albino Santi the last working tailor in Barga (article here) – now retired – this afternoon it opened its doors again – this time as an ice cream shop. The Gelateria Il Giardino […]

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Antique plaster Gargoyle sculpture returns to Barga

Antique plaster Gargoyle sculpture returns to Barga

and fits in perfectly with the Barga landscape

Thanks to a thoughtful gift by Benjamin Marchi from Saint Michaels, MD, United States, who’s family originally came from and still has relations living in this area,  an antique* plaster Gargoyle sculpture with a history closely entwined with Barga has today arrived and been photographed in Barga Vecchia. It was made in the plaster works of the Caproni […]

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Jasper – Diaspro di Barga

Jasper –  Diaspro di Barga

According to records, Lorenzo Mazzanga, barghigiano, prefetto del L’Orto Botanico dell’Università di Pisa from 1583 to 1592 discovered the diaspro – Jasper, the pietra dura of great aesthetic value to be found at the quarry at Giuncheto just outside Barga. Greatly sought after and appreciated by Francesco, Grand Duke from 1574 to 1587, Barga diaspro was used in great quantities, from […]

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New school building rising in Barga

New school building rising in Barga

Gradually over the past few months a new school building has been rising in Barga.  There is still a long way to go until it will be ready but it has become almost a spectator sport watching the crane in action.      

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The Aristodemos: new CD – “The Biroldo Tapes”

The Aristodemos: new CD –  “The Biroldo Tapes”

Gianni Nuzzi in the old studios of VideoMusic up at Castelvecchio Pascoli this evening put the final touches to the new CD entitled "THE BIROLDO TAPES" from the Barga swing band.

Well it has been talked about for what seems like the last couple of years but finally it looks as though the Barga swing group, The Aristodemos  have finally got their act together and recorded a CD. Back in November of last year they were all hard at work in a new rehearsal space in Barga Vecchia at Il […]

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Work starts to repair leaking walls in the Duomo

Work starts to repair leaking walls in the Duomo

Back in August of last year, technicians were busy at work checking the walls of the centuries old Duomo here in Barga trying to find out the exact location of a hole or crack somewhere on the front wall which was allowing rainwater to seep into the stonework causing damp patches and even forming large puddles […]

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Theobroma la Cioccogelateria opens in Barga

Theobroma la Cioccogelateria opens in Barga

large crowds for the opening of their new venture

In these difficult times it is always a positive experience to welcome a new business in Barga Vecchia. Theobroma the ice-cream and chocolate shop at Fornaci di Barga have this afternoon opened up a new shop on the Fosso just outside the walls of Barga Vecchia. Materie prime di qualità assoluta e una grande passione […]

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28th April and snow once more on the mountains

28th April and snow once more on the mountains

The winter refuses to leave.

It’s only 8 degrees out there today and fresh snow fall on the mountains around Barga.

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