Funeral today of Giampiero Gonnella - known by all as Popi. Bell ringer, musician and staunch member of the Alpini.
The Alpini (Italian for “alpines”), 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gruppo Campanari Barga - Unione Campanari Valle del Serchio
L’icona trecentesca nel mulino dell’Opera di San Cristoforo I romani già due millenni fa svilupparono l’efficace e rivoluzionaria tecnica di macinazione con macine in pietra rotanti, azionate dall’energia dell’acqua. Con la caduta dell’impero romano caddero in rovina, dove esistevano, i primi mulini per mancanza di manutenzione. Questo progressivo declino cedette nuovamente il posto alla primitiva […]
The bell ringers of Barga were out in force this weekend inspecting an extremely interesting relic from the past hidden from sight down in the cellars of the Barga Civic Museum. What they were actually inspecting was none other than the original clock mechanism from the Duomo built in the 1800’s and which was in […]
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 ) […]
I campanari di Barga
Ogni domenica il gruppo dei campanari di Barga si ritrova e dà vita a questo spettacolo unico.
Christmas bells in Barga in the Duomo
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 […]
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 […]
The bells in the Duomo rang out over the city for one solid hour – the so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata”
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 […]
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 […]