poetry

Investment and stimulating the repopulation of this area

Investment and stimulating the repopulation of this area

A response to the meeting which was held in the Teatro dei Differenti on Saturday March 1, 2014, in which was proposed an initiative to repopulate and reinvigorate the countryside in an effort to maintain it, including the roads and waterways.

A list of random names? Hardly. In addition to the revered local family names, these are some of the family names of property owners,many of them permanent residents, of the six kilometre area between the fork at Pegnana/Tiglio through Tiglio Basso/Filecchio to the border of Barga/Coreglia at La Ferriera. Yell, Tidey, Dodds, Campbell, Hopkins, Dahme, O’Brian/Fentimen, Blair/Horvath, Diamond, Wilson, Brinks, Parker, Cutler, van Oost, Bell/Messina From before the […]

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Local heroes

Local heroes

Barga and the Union of Serchio Valley Communities are responsible for this transit road but with all of the landslides in the area have not been able to address this essential road adequately. The locals have stepped into the breach and taken steps to make sure the road is drivable.

The weather has been atrocious, and there’s nothing we can do about it. What we can and have done though is help the community cope by doing what we can. The beautiful mountains surrounding the small Tuscan city of Barga are porous and underlaid with aquifer which provide the delicious drinking water we enjoy and […]

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An ill considered solution?

An ill considered solution?

After a barrage of damage due to weather related phenomena, natural disasters due to earth quakes, a stalled economy, an elevated cost of living, which even at the most basic level has spun out of control when a litre carton of milk in recent years has gone from €1,19 to €1,69, all recognise that these […]