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Funeral bell at Tiglio

Funeral bell at Tiglio
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Investment and stimulating the repopulation of this area

Investment and stimulating the repopulation of this area

A response to the meeting which was held in the Teatro dei Differenti on Saturday March 1, 2014, in which was proposed an initiative to repopulate and reinvigorate the countryside in an effort to maintain it, including the roads and waterways.

A list of random names? Hardly. In addition to the revered local family names, these are some of the family names of property owners,many of them permanent residents, of the six kilometre area between the fork at Pegnana/Tiglio through Tiglio Basso/Filecchio to the border of Barga/Coreglia at La Ferriera. Yell, Tidey, Dodds, Campbell, Hopkins, Dahme, O’Brian/Fentimen, Blair/Horvath, Diamond, Wilson, Brinks, Parker, Cutler, van Oost, Bell/Messina From before the […]

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Funeral of Vince Horvarth

Funeral of Vince Horvarth

many attended the funeral today in Tiglio Alto

An extremely moving ceremony this afternoon in the small church at Tiglio Alto as many people from many different walks of life paid their final respects to Vincent Horvath who died recently. The church was full to overflowing as people gathered to remember in words, music and poetry the man who changed houses 49 times […]

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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 […]

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Tiglio Road near Tiglio Alto has been cleared and re-opened

Tiglio Road near Tiglio Alto has been cleared and re-opened

some positive news on a least one of the blocked roads in this area

An article we published 5 days ago (here)  reported on the torrential rains which had taken their toll on the road that leads from Barga through Tiglio to Coreglia Antelminelli. From Barga to the apex at the Torrente Ania there was at least one serious landslide which had taken the hillside from below the road, and another that […]

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The Archbishop, thanksgiving and community

The Archbishop, thanksgiving and community

Monsignor Giovanni Paolo Benotto took this opportunity to speak of community and its importance in today's society

Just as the last time the Archbishop visited the Barga area, the seemingly continuous rains paused, and the sun shone for the day. The Bishop of the Archdiocese of Pisa, Monsignor Giovanni Paolo Benotto, on Sunday paid his pastoral visit and first held Mass at Sommocolonia, where he performed the rites of confirmation of a […]

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3rd Annual Filecchio to Tiglio Alto Foot Race

3rd Annual Filecchio to Tiglio Alto Foot Race

3rd Annual Filecchio to Tiglio Alto Foot Race In front of the broad arched portico of the Church of San Giusto in the normally quiet mountaintop village of Tiglio Alto at 764 meters on Saturday, officials welcomed runners crossing the finish line of the third annual mountain foot race which began at the sports field […]

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Tiglio celebrates with the Archbishop

Tiglio celebrates with the Archbishop

the icon of Santa Maria delle Grazie, wound its way down the forested road from Tiglio Basso to Le Seggiane

All of Tiglio, and some from several other communities, on Sunday afternnon, came out for the exceptionally well attended finale to months of effort leading up to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Oratorio di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Partly cloudy skies provided some relief from the heat as the procession, led by […]

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Remembrance of places past

Remembrance of places past

Following the 82 year old Don Giuseppe Cola, striding at a good clip, up the needle carpeted path through a forest of pungent Douglas Fir above Piastroso, were about 100 people ranging in age from 3 years old to over 90. They came from all over the area and had come to attend Mass at […]

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Presentation of book – Oratorio di Santa Maria delle Grazie

Presentation of book – Oratorio di Santa Maria delle Grazie

the importance of the construction of the church is, that it was built not just of bricks but of, by and for the people.

As the sun set behind the Apuane Alps on a balmy summer evening, approximately 100 people gathered under and around the stone portico of the Chiesa di San Giusto at Tiglio Alto, for the presentation of the book on the history of the Oratorio di Santa Maria delle Grazie by Dr. Sara Moscardini. The Mayor […]

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Restorations to the Oratorio of Santa Maria delle Grazie almost finished

Restorations to the Oratorio of Santa Maria delle Grazie almost finished

This small church which represents one of the enchanted places found following the secondary roads of the comune, was in serious disrepair and merited the attention

Restorations to the Oratorio of Santa Maria delle Grazie, situated in Località “Seggiane”, begun earlier this year and carried out through the auspices of the Misericordia di Tiglio, [article here] are almost finished. This small church which represents one of the enchanted places found following the secondary roads of the comune, was in serious disrepair […]

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Piante pericolose sulla Tiglio-Trine. Il Comune emette ordinanza che impone il taglio ai proprietari

Piante pericolose sulla Tiglio-Trine. Il Comune emette ordinanza  che impone il taglio ai proprietari

Nel febbraio scorso la strada fu oggetto di un brutto incidente con la caduta di un albero che ferì gravemente una bambina che abitava in zona. Nel corso delle ultime intense piogge e del vento forte, nuovi alberi sono caduti sulla strada e da qui la decisione dell’Amministrazione Comunale di emettere un’ordinanza che impone ai […]

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