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Work starts on the Tower in Sommocolonia

Work starts on the Tower in Sommocolonia

Workman are now working on removing the many tons of rubble, soil and rocks from the base of the ruins of the tower in Sommocolonia. The project is intended to rebuilt part of the tower using those rocks and finally to construct a building to house the museum “Sala della Memoria” The Romans built the […]

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Le Antiche Porte di Barga – the ancient gateways into Barga

Le Antiche Porte di Barga – the ancient gateways into Barga

exhibition by Roberto Funai

Generally speaking to use the adjective “interesting” when describing an exhibition is to damn it with faint praise but not in this case. An extremely interesting exhibition by Roberto Funai can now be seen in the Municipal Museum up by the Duomo in Barga Vecchia. Le Antiche Porte di Barga – the ancient gateways into […]

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museum

museum

The Civic Museum is housed in the Palazzo Pretorio, which was built along with the underground prison during the first half of the 14th century. Palazzo Pretorio was the residence of the Podestà, the representative of Florentine power in Barga. The Podestà took part in council decisions, but his main role was to administer Law […]

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Museum Sommocolonia – work in progress

Museum Sommocolonia – work in progress

Latest update on the work in progress for the Museum at Sommocolonia.

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Multimedia museum opens in Barga

Multimedia museum opens in Barga

innovative project for tourism and education in the Volta dei Menchi in Barga Vecchia

According to well informed sources, 4 million euro has already been spent and another 2 million still to be used on an ambitious project the “Bacino Culturale della Valle del Serchio” which opens its doors this morning in Barga with the jewel in the crown – a multimedia virtual museum of the castles, fortresses, walled […]

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Life as it was – exhibition by Moreno Tognelli

Exhibition now on in the Galleria Comunale until 6th January showing how life used to be in this area up to a 100 years ago. The Gallery contains objects used in daily life from the kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and cantinas.