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Procession Santa Maria 2018

Procession Santa Maria 2018

the last time the image of Madonna was carried through the streets was in 2008

It is a procession which only happens every 10 years but this evening not even the approaching rain clouds and an official warning of bad weather issued by the Tuscan authorities managed to slow the procession from the Chiesa  di Santa Maria alla Fornacetta as they walked around the medieval streets of Barga carrying the image […]

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fornacetta

fornacetta

This afternoon the tiny church on the Fornacetta – S.Maria della Fornacetta, was reopened to the Barga public after renovations on the roof and walls were finally completed and the church had been restored to its original glory. the moving ceremony was presided over by the Bishop of Pisa, mons. Giovanni Paolo Benotto and of […]

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Fornacetta: organ and trumpet recital

Fornacetta: organ and trumpet recital

organised by the “Amici dell’Organo del Duomo di Barga”

The Fornacetta, just outside the main walls of Barga vecchia, is where you find the Church of Madonna Assunta (Our Lady of the Assumption), which is said to have been built on the ruins of a “hostel” where pilgrims had been given refuge as far back as the 13th Century. Last night it was the […]

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Santa Maria alla Fornacetta

Santa Maria alla Fornacetta

Santa Maria alla Fornacetta was completely renovated just two years ago but it is not often that the door is open and the tiny church can be used. It generally has to be a special occasion. Today the 15th August was one such special occasion  – the day of the festa for Santa Maria alla […]