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Duomo doors restoration completed

Duomo doors restoration completed

Back in October of last year, visitors to the Duomo in Barga were confronted by an interesting new sight as the large doors to Duomo were covered by semi translucent nylon sheeting held firmly in place completely hiding the wooden doors but also making the carved centre pieces strangely more prominent and visible and transforming […]

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Update: Duomo doors restoration

Update: Duomo doors restoration

revelation through concealment

As we published earlier this month (article here) renovation work has started on the doors of the Duomo. The wood had been treated with chemicals to fight against woodworm and so had remained enclosed in plastic since then. This morning work continued on repairing some of the damage which time and the elements have wreaked […]

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Work starts on Duomo doors restoration

Work starts on Duomo doors restoration

"revelation through concealment"

As we published last month (article here) renovation work has started on the doors of the Duomo. The wood has been treated with chemicals to fight against woodworm and so has remained enclosed in plastic since then. This morning work began on repairing some of the damage which time and the elements have wreaked on the lower […]

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Restoration work on the Duomo doors

Restoration work on the Duomo doors

"revelation through concealment"

Visitors to the Duomo in Barga  were confronted by an interesting new sight this week as the large doors to Duomo were covered by semi translucent nylon sheeting held firmly in place completely hiding the wooden doors but also making the carved centre pieces strangely more prominent and visible and transforming the doors into a kind of shimmering installation artwork very reminiscent of […]

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Alpini restore fountain back to its former glory

Alpini restore fountain back to its former glory

Back at the end of the summer last year, we published an article (here) in which we wrote, “amongst all the brass bands and speeches at the opening of the recently restored Villa Gheradi  there was another  less evident opening taking place which without a doubt deserved some attention. There was a huge amount of […]

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1512-2012: il restauro della Madonna del Molino per il suo cinquecentenario

1512-2012: il restauro della Madonna del Molino per il suo cinquecentenario

Jacopo Manni da Soraggio, pievano di Barga dal 1487 al 1537, annotò nel suo ricco memoriale, oggi custodito presso l´archivio parrocchiale di San Cristoforo che “a dì 5 septembre 1512 una certa imagine antiqua dipinta in tavola che era qui a Bargha al molino di S. Christofano si vidde sudare più volte da qualunque vi […]

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Renovations on the Duomo

For the past couple of months there has been a team of experts working on the outside of the Duomo attempting to reverse some of the damage that the passing centuries has inflicted on the light coloured stone. Actually they have also been working on damage inflicted not just by the passing of time but […]

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Final work on the Palazzo Angelio restoration

In March on this year we wrote;  “Probably the finest example of Florentine renaissance architecture in Barga, the Palazzo Angelio in Barga Vecchia could (maybe) be finally getting some renovations to its world weary and damaged façade which for many years had be reduced to a kind of “peek a boo, now you see me, […]