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Tradizionale “doppio” dell’Immacolata

Tradizionale “doppio” dell’Immacolata

Stasera 7 dicembre, come ogni anno, alle ore 21,00 e per un'ora, si staccheranno dal campanile del Duomo di Barga i tocchi del Doppio in omaggio alla Madonna del Molino, sin dal 1512 nel Duomo e da allora legata al culto della Concezione. Il primato spetta alla "Maria", la campana piccola del 1580, seguono staccate le altre 2 campane, la "Concetta" chiamata così in onore dell'Immacolata Concezione e la "S. Cristoforo", Patrono di Barga.

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 Duomo ringing out over the city the night before for one solid hour – the so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata” and tonight was no exception. From […]

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Did Sgt Davidson leave his name inside the bell?

Did Sgt Davidson leave his name inside the bell?

Campanari - the bell ringers of Barga discover something interesting inside one of the bells

The bell ringers of Barga have all this week been making sure that the whole valley is aware that the holiday for the patron saint of Barga , St. Christopher will be shortly upon us. They have been ringing the bells every day at midday been up in the bell tower of the Duomo in Barga […]

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Bell ringers – Doppio dell’Immacolata

Bell ringers – Doppio dell’Immacolata

Il primato spetta alla "Maria", la campana piccola del 1580, che suonerà il suo 436° doppio. Seguono staccate le altre 2 campane, la "Concetta" chiamata così in onore dell'Immacolata Concezione e la "S. Cristoforo", Patrono di Barga.

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 Duomo ringing out over the city for one solid hour the night before on the 7th December – the  so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata”  and tonight […]

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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 Duomo ringing out over the city for one solid hour the night before on the 7th December – the  so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata”  and tonight […]

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British bellringers visit Barga

British bellringers visit Barga

  A coach pulled up in Barga this afternoon and out tumbled a large group of British bellringers all enthusiastic to start a tour of Barga and its bells. First port of call was the Palazzo Pancrazi to be officially greeted by the administration. Short speeches made, gifts and culture exchanged causing a few raised […]

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Barga bell ringers on the leaning tower of Pisa

Barga bell ringers on the leaning tower of Pisa

The Barga Campanari ring the bells for San Ranieri 2014 at Pisa

Today the 17th June is St. Ranieri, the patron saint of Pisa. For this occasion the Barga bell ringers were invited to ring the bells on what is probably the most famous tower in the world – The leaning tower of Pisa It is no longer possible to ring the bells using ropes as the momentum of the […]

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Bell ringers – Doppio dell’Immacolata

Bell ringers – Doppio dell’Immacolata

Always a special occasion, but for one of the bellringers last night it carried more significance than usual as he was celebrating his 45th year of ringing the 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 Duomo ringing out over the city for one solid hour the night before on the 7th December – the  so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata”  and tonight […]

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Polenta, baccalà, grappa and music

Polenta, baccalà, grappa and music

as the nights draw in, the bells ringers of Barga enjoy themselves

The bell ringers of Barga, the Campanari, know one of two things about tradition …. after all they are ringing bells each week that are hundreds of years olds in a building which was first put up over 1000 years ago and it’s not just the musical tradition which interests and occupies them but also […]

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Il 53° raduno nazionale dei suonatori di campane a Sansepolcro

Il 53° raduno nazionale dei suonatori di campane a Sansepolcro

Ritorna l’immancabile appuntamento annuale che vede i suonatori di campane di tutta Italia riunirsi per una due giorni di tradizione, musica e religiosità nel segno dell’antica arte del suono delle campane. Ospita quest’anno il raduno nazionale l’energico Gruppo campanari borgo Sansepolcro che, nella splendida cittadina, già di Piero della Francesca, sarà ampiamente in grado di […]

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The bells for the Immaculate Conception ring out over a white Barga

The bells for the Immaculate Conception ring out over a white Barga

The traditional religious festival of the Immaculate Conception, held every year in December would not be complete in Barga without the sound of the bells in the Duomo ringing out over the city for one solid hour – the so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata” and tonight was no exception. From nine o’clock until the stroke of […]

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Mezzana bell in Duomo celebrates its first two hundred years

Mezzana bell in Duomo celebrates its first two hundred years

Bell ringers of all ages from San Sepolcro, Corsagna, Perpoli, Cardoso, Chiozza, Bargecchia, Cascio and Lucca were in Barga this morning to help the Campanari  – the bell ringers of Barga celebrate the first two hundred years of the Mezzana, the middle bell of the three bells in the duomo. The smallest bell in the […]

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The bells ring out for a white Easter?

The bells ring out for a white Easter?

The bell ringers of Barga were up bright and early this morning to ring in the celebrations for Easter. The sound of their bells was heard right across the valley as people trooped up the hill to the Duomo for the Easter mass. Tradition is such an important part of this community and this morning […]