For the past couple weeks there has been the sound of a high pressure water gun at work in Barga Vecchia as Trento, the only male in an otherwise all female group of volunteers have been steadily cleaning up large parts of the city.
They have planted new flowers and shrubs in the gardens above the Museo Stanze delle Memoria and then moved further down the piazza, cleaning the road in front of Palazzo Pancrazi and some of the stone steps leading up to the Duomo.
Oggi sverniciatura e tinteggiatura pilastri e fontana con Elena Carmela e Trento UNICO uomo fra le donne di Barga per Barga (da lodare) avanti cosi’ – Erina Rossi
Today the group had moved outside of Barga Vecchia and started work on cleaning the area around the Red Telephone Box by the bridge.
As can be heard (in Italiano) in the short interview with the spokeswoman and founder member – Graziella Cosimini, the group now known as “Le Donne di Barga per Barga” – “The women of Barga for Barga”, are hard at work making the city more presentable and ready for the influx of visitors as the warmer weather arrives.
The next phase of the project is to see if it is possible to renovate some of the benches to be found around the city.
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