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Barga Ferragosto

Barga Ferragosto

The traditional festival of San Rocco is generally held to be the end of the summer in Barga.

Next to Christmas, Easter, and New Years Eve, Ferragosto is one of the most celebrated holidays in Italy. The traditional festival of San Rocco is generally held to be the end of the summer in Barga. Of course this is not absolutely true as the sun shines right through August and generally well into September […]

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Ferragosto

Ferragosto

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

One of the great holiday occasions of the year. People on the move. Hey, its holiday time .. it’s the height of summer. This is Ferragosto. Down to the market and buy your onions and garlic for the winter and yes there was the traditional figure of the knife grinder working away sharpening knives and […]

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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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Ferragosto in Barga

Ferragosto in Barga

The traditional festival of San Rocco is generally held to be the end of the summer in Barga.

Next to Christmas, Easter, and New Years Eve, Ferragosto is one of the most celebrated holidays in Italy. The traditional festival of San Rocco is generally held to be the end of the summer in Barga. Of course this is not absolutely true as the sun shines right through August and generally well into September […]

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Ferragosto under the umbrellas

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 rain, rain rain. Umbrellas were the order of the day. Yes, […]

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The bellringers of Ferragosto

The bellringers of Ferragosto

Ferragosto – next to Christmas, Easter, and New Years, Ferragosto is one of the most celebrated holidays in Italy.  It’s Mid summer and Barga is in Festa. Yesterday was the Fiera di Santa Maria and today San Rocco. The background sound over the past two days has been the peal of ringing bells. Yesterday it […]