poetry

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 […]

 poetry

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 […]

 keane

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 […]