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The Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

The Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

with temperatures hovering round the 38 degree mark, the chapel is dedicated to the Madonna della Neve, The Madonna of the Snow, the irony of which was not lost by those suffering in the heat.

The Alpini were out in force this afternoon at the SS.Madonna della Neve, the Chiesina degli Alpini at Palmente on the road to Loppia just outside Barga. The chiesina used to be a sorry ruin but was restored a decade ago and is now once more being used by the community. The Alpini were there […]

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I diari dell’Armir, di Elio Carli e Giovanni Grandi curato da Roberto Andreuccetti

I diari dell’Armir, di Elio Carli e Giovanni Grandi curato da Roberto Andreuccetti

Sabato, alle 17.30, al teatro “Colombo” di Valdottavo, si terrà la presentazione del libro I diari dell'Armir, di Elio Carli e Giovanni Grandi, edito da Tra le righe libri e curato da Roberto Andreuccetti.

Andreuccetti è un alpino e, nel 2013, assieme a centinaia di altre “penne nere”, in occasione del ventesimo anniversario della costruzione dell’Asilo “Sorriso”, si è recato in Russia, a Rossosch, là dove era ubicato il comando del contingente alpino, durante il secondo conflitto mondiale. Vi proponiamo un toccante racconto di quei giorni. Fra le stoppie […]

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Restoration – monumental fountain built around 1600

Restoration – monumental fountain built around 1600

The Alpini once again hard at work in Barga

Back at the end of the summer 2012, we published an article (here) in which we wrote, “amongst all the brass bands and speeches at the opening of the recently restored Villa Gherardi  there was another  less evident opening taking place which without a doubt deserved some attention. There was a huge amount of public money […]

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Gli alpini ricordano i caduti di Nikolajewka

Gli alpini ricordano i caduti di Nikolajewka

The Italians suffered heavy losses in the breakout: the Cuneense division had been destroyed; one tenth of the Division Julia survived (approximately 1,200 of 15,000 troops deployed) and one third of the Division Tridentina survived (approximately 4,250 of 15,000 troops deployed).

The Battle of Nikolayevka refers to the breakout of the Italian forces in January 1943, as a small part of the larger Battle of Stalingrad. The breakout involved a corps of the Italian 8th Army’s near the village of Nikolayevka (now Livenka, Belgorod Oblast in Russia) The Italian 8th Army’s Alpini (Mountain) Corps, consisting of […]

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Alpini in Barga

Alpini in Barga

Celebrations in Barga this morning to mark the 80th anniversary of founding of the Alpini in Barga.

The Alpini are an elite mountain warfare military corps of the Italian Army. They are currently organized in two operational brigades, which are subordinated to the Alpine Troops Headquarters. Established in 1872, the Alpini are the oldest active mountain infantry in the world. Their original mission was to protect Italy’s northern mountain border with France […]

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Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

The 5th August has after 10 years become the traditional day of celebration for the Alpini in their own chapel, the Chiesina delle Palmente.

The Alpini were out in force this afternoon at the SS.Madonna della Neve, the Chiesina degli Alpini at Palmente on the road to Loppia just outside Barga. The chiesina used to be a sorry ruin but was restored a decade ago and is now once more being used by the community. The Alpini were there […]

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The Alpini pay their last respects

The Alpini pay their last respects

Lido Adami 1933 - 2016

Thirty members  of the  Alpini, were in Barga Vecchia this afternoon to give their last salute to one of their most loyal members – Lido Adami who died this week at the age of 83, after a long battle with illness. These men are probably the last of the Alpini as national service has now been […]

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Fountain completely restored by the Alpini

Fountain completely restored by the Alpini

This morning, once again without brass band, flags, ribbons cut or speeches, the work which took two years to complete was finished and the fountain restored to its original condition.

Back at the end of the summer 2012, we published an article (here) in which we wrote, “amongst all the brass bands and speeches at the opening of the recently restored Villa Gherardi  there was another  less evident opening taking place which without a doubt deserved some attention. There was a huge amount of public money […]

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Annual ceremony for the 4th November

Annual ceremony for the 4th November

on a misty autumn day, the Comune administration commemorated the 4th of November along with the Associazione nazionale Alpini and the Ass. Naz. Marinai d'Italia sez. Lucca - Fornaci di Barga

The 4th of November is a particular day here in Italy. It’s the anniversary of the end of the I World War, and it has been celebrated for a long time as the “Day of victory”. Recently, the original meaning of this celebration, so closely related to war and death, has faded. These days while […]

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Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

The 5th August has gradually become the traditional day of celebration for the Alpini in their own chapel, the Chiesina delle Palmente.

The Alpini were out in force this afternoon at the SS.Madonna della Neve, the Chiesina degli Alpini at Palmente on the road to Loppia just outside Barga. The chiesina used to be a sorry ruin but has been restored over the past few years and is now once more being used by the community. The […]

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Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

The 5th August has gradually become the traditional day of celebration for the Alpini in their own chapel, the Chiesina delle Palmente.

Strangely on such a hot and balmy day as today, with temperatures hovering round the 36 degree mark, the chapel is dedicated to the Madonna della Neve, The Madonna of the Snow, the irony of which was not lost by those suffering in the heat or on Don Stefano Serafini as you can hear in […]

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Fanfara degli Alpini della Garfagnana e Val di Serchio

Fanfara degli Alpini della Garfagnana e Val di Serchio

marching brass band through Barga Giardino

Fanfara degli Alpini in congedo della Garfagnana e Val di Serchio were in Barga Giardino this evening for a concert of stirring brass band music. listen to ‘la Fanfara degli Alpini in congedo della Garfagnana e Val di Serchio’ on Audioboo Formed back in 1961 by Fulvio Angelini from Camporgiano, conducted by Sivano Marcalli and […]

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