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Flag raised over Barga

Flag raised over Barga

blue and white background with an image of the patron saint of Barga – San Cristofero

As we move into the final week before the celebrations for the patron saint of Barga – San Cristofero, the sound of the bells of Barga ringing out over the city become more insistent. This morning there was a brief ceremony on top of the bell tower of the Duomo as the blue flag of […]

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Coloured smoke, bells rung and flag raised

Coloured smoke, bells rung and flag raised

As we move into the final week before the celebrations for the patron saint of Barga – San Cristofero, the sound of the bells of Barga ringing out over the city become more insistent. This morning there was a brief ceremony on top of the bell tower of the Duomo as the blue flag of […]

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Fireworks for San Cristoforo

video, finally .. a few days late because of technical difficulties with the internet connection here in Barga

Celebrations for St Christopher the Patron Saint of Barga which started with the “San Cristoforo d’oro”awards ceremony earlier this afternoon, continued this evening to its climax with a long torchlight procession through the streets of Barga up to the Duomo. Hundreds of people lined the streets of Barga watching the procession as it slowly wound […]