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Celebrations – bicentenary birth of Antonio Mordini

Celebrations – bicentenary birth of Antonio Mordini

Bicentenario della nascita di Antonio Mordini

Sabato alle ore 11 si terrà la deposizione di una corona di alloro al monumento in suo onore, a Barga, sul Fosso, per ricordarne la figura di Patriota. Poi un omaggio sulla sua tomba nella Cappella di famiglia ad Albiano.      A monument to one of Barga’s most illustrious sons, Antonio Mordini (1819-1902), who […]

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Palazzo Balduini – checks for falling masonry

Palazzo Balduini – checks for falling masonry

On the 6th March residents in Barga Vecchia noticed that one of the steps leading down from the Museum of Memory had been damaged during the night. The culprit was a large section of stone which has fallen during the night from the wall of the Palazzo Balduni. This morning workmen were checking the whole […]

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piazza garibaldi

piazza garibaldi

Just beyond the Town Hall, past Vicolo Nardi on the right and Vicolo del Comune on the left, you find yourself in a charming piazza with a monument dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi. May 5 1860 – Two ships (the Piedmont and Lombardy), apparently stolen from the Navigation Company Rubattino, carrying about 1088 men led by […]

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Piazza Garibaldi loses one of its historic trees

Piazza Garibaldi loses one of its historic trees

The sound of a chain saw buzzing in the piazza this morning brought out a few inquisitive residents of Barga Vechia and it was a sad sight that greeted them as one of the historic trees in Piazza Garibaldi was being cut down and carted away. As the statue of Garibaldi look impassively on , […]

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Palazzo in Barga Vecchia evacuated because of earthquake damage

Palazzo in Barga Vecchia evacuated because of earthquake damage

The stony face of Garibaldi  looks on impassively at all the commotion in the piazza below him but little does he know that he too is  very likely to become involved in a good deal of moving backwards and forwards over the next few days. The earthquakes of the last week or so it seemed […]

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Regolo Gaddi: da Castelnuovo a Bezzecca per “l’Italia Giusta”

Regolo Gaddi: da Castelnuovo a Bezzecca per “l’Italia Giusta”

Esattamente un anno fa prendevano il via le celebrazioni per il 150 anniversario dell’Unità d’Italia. Durante tutto l’anno appena trascorso abbiamo seguito i vari eventi che si sono susseguiti per questa importante ricorrenza oltre a raccontarvi dei protagonisti che fecero l’Italia. Non i grandi padri della Patria, quelli che ci guardano severi dalle immagini dei […]

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La cerimonia di chiusura dei festeggiamenti del 150°

La cerimonia di chiusura dei festeggiamenti del 150°

Barga ha posto la parola fine questa mattina alle celebrazioni per il 150° dell’Unità d’Italia iniziate nel marzo di quest’anno. In una mattinata condizionata purtroppo dalla pioggia è stata e organizzata una giornata nuovamente dedicata al tricolore ed al Risorgimento. Alla manifestazione hanno preso parte autorità civili e militari a cominciare dal sindaco Marco Bonini […]

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Stones numbered in Piazza Salvo Salvi

Stones numbered in Piazza Salvo Salvi

The stones of Piazza Salvo Salvi are being numbered one by one prior to being removed as work is being done to stop water from seeping into the rooms directly under the piazza. Once the work has been finished then the stones will once more be put back in place. The piazza is named after […]

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Passeggiata Tricolore, Barga – Sommocolonia

Passeggiata Tricolore, Barga – Sommocolonia

At three o’clock  in the afternoon during the first week of August, it could be said the timing of the event was slightly suspect but luckily the gods were with them and some brief cloud cover overhead shielded the participants from what could have been an out and roasting as two dozen brave souls took […]

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Nicola Fabrizi, un “puro” del Risorgimento

Nicola Fabrizi, un “puro” del Risorgimento

Continua, in questo centocinquantesimo anniversario dell’Unità d’Italia, il nostro viaggio tra i personaggi e i fatti del Risorgimento in Valle del Serchio, oggi vogliamo parlarvi di un grande patriota e statista che “volle e fece l’Italia”: Nicola Fabrizi. Nato nel 1804 a Sassi (anche se alcune fonti sostengono sia nato a Modena), fin dall’adolescenza fu […]

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Restored Mordini statue unveiled

Restored Mordini statue unveiled

Barga was one of the first cities in Italy to erect a statue to Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) (article here) The foremost military figure and popular hero of the age of Italian unification known as the Risorgimento with Cavour and Mazzini he is deemed one of the makers of Modern Italy. Since the beginning of the […]

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Garibaldi and Mordini Exhibition

Garibaldi and Mordini Exhibition

An exhibition opened this morning in the Museum of Memory in Barga Vecchia dedicated to the story of the birth of the Italian republic 150 years ago which an emphasis absolutely locally. The title of the exhibition ” Barga per l’Italia Unita” bears witness to the fact that most of the objects in the exhibition […]