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The Duomo bench is back

The Duomo bench is back

all is well in the world again

On the 16th of April we published an article with the title : So where is the bench outside the Duomo? – something has been missing for the past couple of days. Today that question was answered as an Ape rolled up at the Duomo and two men unloaded a completely renovated Duomo Bench complete with […]

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So where is the bench outside the Duomo?

So where is the bench outside the Duomo?

something has been missing for the past couple of days

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Crowds at the Duomo for the Blood Moon

Crowds at the Duomo for the Blood Moon

some low clouds meant that sometimes the moon was partially obscured but overall it was a fine night for the once in a century event

The total eclipse is expected to last a record-breaking one hour and 43 minutes, seen in Italy from 21:30, when the moon enters the shadow of the Earth and turns red, until 23:13, when it will start to emerge and regain its normal appearance. The red moon phenomenon, also called a Blood Moon or Luna […]

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The Duomo

The Duomo

It is well worth the effort to climb up the steep steps to the Aringo. This large open space, with its magnificent view at the highest point of the Barga hill (also known as the Romeccio hill), is the place where people gathered in the past to govern and to administer justice protected by its […]

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OperaBarga: Vivaldi in the Duomo

OperaBarga:  Vivaldi in the Duomo

Duomo di Barga - Concerto di apertura "In Furore Iustissimae Irae" - Antonio Vivaldi - soprano, Nicki Kennedy - direttore, Federico Maria Sardelli - Ensemble Modo Antiquo

Concerto in do maggiore per archi e basso continuo – RV 114 (1717) 1. Allegro (do maggiore) 2. Adagio (do maggiore) 3. Ciaccona (do maggiore) In furore iustissimae irae – RV 626 (1720-1735) 1. In furore iustissimae irae – Allegro (do minore) Aria per soprano, archi e basso continuo 2. Miserationum Pater piissime Recitativo per […]

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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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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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Experts checking leaking walls in the Duomo

Experts checking leaking walls in the Duomo

Technicians were busy this week 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 on the inside of the […]

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A Choral Feast At Barga

A Choral Feast At Barga

The choral concert at Barga’s Duomo di San Cristoforo last Friday at 9.00 pm was organised by the Istituto Superiore d’Istruzione di Barga to raise funds for Amnesty International and was, thankfully, very well attended. Four local choirs participated – each one very different in style and repertoire. Roberta Popolani directed the choir of Barga […]

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Duomo doors restoration completed

Duomo doors restoration completed

Back in October of last year, visitors to the Duomo in Barga were confronted by an interesting new sight as the large doors to Duomo were covered by semi translucent nylon sheeting held firmly in place completely hiding the wooden doors but also making the carved centre pieces strangely more prominent and visible and transforming […]

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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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Il progetto di illuminazione interna del Duomo

Il progetto di illuminazione interna del Duomo

new lighting system installed in the Duomo

Il nostro duomo è uno scrigno di opere artistiche che nei secoli la comunità ha realizzato per sottolineare la bellezza della fede nella celebrazione liturgica. Il sistema di illuminazione degli anni 80 c.a a fari alogeni, ha portato a ripensare tutto l’impianto per valorizzare i luoghi liturgici, le forme architettoniche e le opere d’arte che […]

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