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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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palazzo balduini

palazzo balduini

On either side of the piazza Garibaldi there are two passageways which lead down towards the Via della Fontana. Facing onto the piazza itself is one of the most beautiful of all the buildings in the historic town centre, the Palazzo Balduini, built by the Barghigiano, Balduino Balduini in the second half of the 16th […]

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Video: The last nuns of Barga Vecchia

From the barganews archives of 2013  – Back in 2005  I started work on a series of paintings based around a small group of people who have been living and working in Barga for generations, but now as a group are close to extinction – the nuns of Barga. I wrote an article then which […]

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Final salute to the Nuns of Barga

Final salute to the Nuns of Barga

Exhibition of paintings to mark the end of an era

Back in 2005  I started work on a series of paintings based around a small group of people who have been living and working in Barga for generations, but now as a group are close to extinction – the nuns of Barga. I wrote an article then which included the following text: Their numbers can […]

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The Nuns of Barga are leaving after 101 years

The Nuns of Barga are leaving after 101 years

The end of an era as this week comes the official news that the remaining nuns will shortly be leaving Barga for good

Back in 2005  I started work on a series of paintings based around a small group of people who have been living and working in Barga for generations, but now as a group are close to extinction – the nuns of Barga. I wrote an article then which included the following text: Their numbers can […]

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Sala Suor Carmelina officially opened to the public

Sala Suor Carmelina officially opened to the public

Suor Carmelina Ippolito was  for more than 60 years the driving force behind the Conservatorio di Santa Elisabetta here in Barga Vecchia. The  convent was founded by Michele Turignoli of Barga in the 15th Century for young women who wished to enter the Third Order of St Francis. In 1787, it was transformed into a […]

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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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Suor Carmelina is no more

Suor Carmelina is no more

We republish an article from 2009 in its entirety after the news that Suor Carmelina died this morning  in Rome in her retirement home at the Casa Madre delle Suore Giuseppine di Chambéry where she has been resting since 2008. The article is here : – Three weeks ago during the night, a couple of […]

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Addio, Suor Carmelina

Addio, Suor Carmelina

Pochi minuti fa le campane del Duomo hanno suonato a lutto per annunciare alla comunità barghigiana la triste notizia dalla scomparsa di Suor Carmelina, Madre Carmelina Ippolito, venuta a mancare questa mattina a Roma dove dal 2008 si era ritirata  presso la Casa Madre delle Suore Giuseppine di Chambéry. A Barga suor Carmelina è stata […]

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The thumbnail Nuns of Barga

The thumbnail Nuns of Barga

Artists at Work who have been working in the territory over the past two decades are very active, especially in Barga during the summer months.  Probably the most public of their events in recent years was in 2010 and was also without a doubt,  the one event which was physically the largest,  we are referring […]

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La collettiva Artefact per inaugurare l’iNStallazione di Venti d’Arte

La collettiva Artefact per inaugurare l’iNStallazione di Venti d’Arte

Si lavora alle ultime rifiniture all’iNStallazione di Venti d’Arte, la galleria di arte contemporanea e laboratorio artistico che sarà inaugurato in via Provinciale a Fornaci il 10 gennaio prossimo alle 18.00.