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Work continues on the Ripa

Work continues on the Ripa

Helicopter delivers materials

There has been a scar that spoils Barga,  a deep gash in the arches of the Ripa, ruining that picture postcard view that has made it so famous around the world. The arches dating back to the ’30s were built in order to contain the possible landslides of that ridge, on the top of which […]

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Work starts on the Ripa

Work starts on the Ripa

There has been a scar that spoils Barga, ruining that picture postcard that has made it so famous in the world, a deep gash in the arches of the Ripa The arches dating back to the ’30s were built in order to contain the possible landslides of that ridge, on the top of which there […]

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Helicopter action below Sommocolonia

Helicopter action below Sommocolonia

New electric line for Sommocolonia - Problem-solving on a large scale

The inhabitants of Barga have by now become well used to the sound of a helicopter clattering overhead. Our local senator uses one daily on his way to and from work in Rome and towards the end of the hot summer season, they quite often hear another helicopter, this time busily helping to put out […]

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Dramatic helicopter rescue on the mountain during Sky Race

Dramatic helicopter rescue on the mountain during Sky Race

Moments of high tension yesterday on the Pania delle Croce when one of the spectators for the mountain Sky Race delle Apuane started to show symptoms of what could have been the start of a heart attack. The 47-year-old from Livorno needed urgent medical attention and the Pegaso 3 helicopter from Cinquale was called in to […]

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Helicopter called to douse forest fire near Piastroso

Helicopter called to douse forest fire near Piastroso

At approximately 12:30 today, Thursday March 15, 2012,  helicopter began to extinguish brush fires of unknown origin in the hillsides above La Ferriera di Scarpello, in the area of Piastroso. It took about 30 minutes to contain them and they now seem to be out. This article and image was sent in to the giornaledibarganews […]

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eye3: An Affordable Flying Robot

eye3: An Affordable Flying Robot

For those of you who are aspiring aerial photographers, there is a new Kickstarter project looking to help you get the equipment you need to send your camera rig soaring into the air. Called the “eye3″, the project hopes to create an affordable hexacopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can be used without any special […]

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Helicopter douses fire at Albiano

Helicopter douses fire at Albiano

The continuing spell of good weather that lasted for most of August and September and which has now carried on into the first week of October has brought with it some added problems – the ground is now very dry and forest fires are a real danger. This morning it was the area above Barga, […]