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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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Clouds over Barga

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La Campana in memoria dei defunti

La Campana in memoria dei defunti

al tramonto, vigilia della commemorazione dei defunti, suonerà il campanile del Duomo. Prima la campana grossa a distesa poi seguiranno i rintocchi gravi delle tre campane.

With a thin silver of the moon visible  and the planet Venus starting to shine over the mountains in the distance outside of the open window, the two experienced bell ringers start to move the heavy centuries old bell in the Duomo above Barga as they celebrate the commemorazione di tutti i fedeli defunti ( Commemoratio Omnium Fidelium Defunctorum ) […]

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Easter bells ring out over Barga

Easter bells ring out over Barga

the bell ringers of Barga makes sure that people know its Easter

I campanari di Barga https://www.facebook.com/cristian.tognarelli.9/videos/1728876600697579/     https://www.facebook.com/cristian.tognarelli.9/videos/1728645744053998/

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The bellringers of the Duomo in Barga

I campanari di Barga

Ogni domenica il gruppo dei campanari di Barga si ritrova e dà vita a questo spettacolo unico.

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Christmas bells in Barga

Christmas bells in Barga in the Duomo

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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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Ferragosto

Ferragosto

Ferragosto – next to Christmas, Easter, and New Years, Ferragosto is one of the most celebrated holidays in Italy.

Its supposed to be one of the great holiday occasions of the year. People on the move. Hey, its holiday time .. its the height of summer. This is Ferragosto. Instead what did we get today ? not blazing sunshine and blues skies but sunshine with just a hint of rain. This morning umbrellas were […]

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The 10 pm bells are once more ringing out

The 10 pm bells are once more ringing out

Una bellissima serata ha fatto da cornice al ripristinato suono della campana della ritirata. A quel suono tanto caro a molti Barghigiani hanno assistito anche alcuni visitatori italiani e non solo.

Last month we published an article (here) in which we quoted the fact that one of the ancient traditions of Barga had been renewed, much to the delight of inhabitants of the city – it was the ringing of the bell in the Duomo to let people know that midday has arrived  – this evening another […]

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The midday bells ring out once more

The midday bells ring out once more

after a gap of a few years, the bells ring out over Barga again

One of the ancient traditions of Barga has been renewed, much to the delight of inhabitants of the city – it is the ringing of the bell in the Duomo to let people know that midday has arrived. There is always the sound of the bells at twelve o clock but this is rung by […]

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Easter celebrations start in Barga

Easter celebrations start in Barga

The sound of the ancient bells in the Duomo in Barga Vecchia rang out over the city this evening as the Easter celebrations started in earnest thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Campanari of Barga who for many years been practising their art here in Barga. They can quite rightly throw out […]

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Funeral of Maestro dei campanari – Gianni Nesi

Funeral of Maestro dei campanari – Gianni Nesi

a story spanning 50 years of bell ringing at the Duomo comes to a close

In August 2011, the bells of Barga rang out over the valley to celebrate the 65 years of marriage of the Master bell ringer Gianni Nesi and his wife Gina Baregi (article here) Yesterday Giovanni Nesi passed away at the ripe old age of 91 and today the bells of the Duomo rang again, this […]

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