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Funeral bell at Tiglio

Funeral bell at Tiglio
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Goodbye Vince

Goodbye Vince

family and friends united shared their love and their sadness at the passing of this “Great Bloke” as Chris had called him.

Its been a funny old week and when I say funny, I don’t mean funny ha, ha.  I suppose it started last Sunday when we finally managed to call in and see Vince and Geran.  All my friends know I have a problem in just dropping into a friends house, I need to have an […]

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Funeral of Vince Horvarth

Funeral of Vince Horvarth

many attended the funeral today in Tiglio Alto

An extremely moving ceremony this afternoon in the small church at Tiglio Alto as many people from many different walks of life paid their final respects to Vincent Horvath who died recently. The church was full to overflowing as people gathered to remember in words, music and poetry the man who changed houses 49 times […]

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Message from the Bishop of Pisa, Giovanni Paolo Benotto

Message from the Bishop of Pisa, Giovanni Paolo Benotto

Non potendo essere presente di persona ai funerali (article here) della carissima Suor Carmelina Ippolito, desidero esprimere alle Suore Giuseppine, alla Comunità cristiana e civile di Barga, la mia affettuosa partecipazione nella preghiera del suffragio, al lutto e al dolore per questa morte, che è lutto e dolore di tutti coloro che in qualche modo […]

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L’ultimo sentito saluto a Suor Carmelina

L’ultimo sentito saluto a Suor Carmelina

Una lunga spicciolata di persone è salita oggi verso il Duomo richiamata dal tocco delle sue campane per dare l’ultimo saluto a Suor Carmelina, l’amata Madre superiora del Conservatorio di santa Elisabetta e per decenni educatrice delle ragazze del Conservatorio prima, e dei bambini dell’Asilo Donnini poi. Dal 2008 si era ritirata presso la casa […]

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Carlo Sacco and his Ferrari Ape are no more

Some commentators have likened Barga Vecchia to a kind of open air theatre with the residents of Barga all having a walk on part. One of the main actors in this play has very sadly walked off stage for the final time. Carlo Sacco who had an accident in his Ape last month has unfortunately […]

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Funeral for Benedetto at the Duomo

The funeral of Benedetto Rigali was held at the Duomo this morning. At the end of the service, Benedetto left the Duomo following the  same path down past La Vignola that he had trod for many years but this time he was carried on the shoulders of his fellow bell ringers as his coffin was […]

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Antonietta Paoletti's ashes returned to Barga

A moving ceremony this morning as Antonietta Paoletti’s ashes were returned to Barga and laid to rest in the Barga Cemetery. Antoinette died last month in Scotland but her last wish was that she would be returned to her beloved Barga.