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Funeral of Don Piero Giannini

This afternoon at 4 pm the Archbishop of Pisa Alessandro Plotti led the service for the funeral of the Proposto of Barga Don Piero Giannini who died two days ago. He (and most of the other speakers) at the funeral mentioned the humility and quiet drive shown by Don Piero during his 32 years service […]

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Death of Proposto Don Piero Giannini

Sad news for Barga this morning with the death after a long illness of the Proposto of the Duomo of Barga, Don Piero Giannini. His last public appearance in Barga was just three weeks ago where he gave the final blessing at the Processione di Gesu Morto.

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Quarantore at Tiglio

The following message appeared on the front page this afternoon from Al in Chicago who left Barga many years ago wondering if the tradition of the Quarantore still took place in Barga.

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Processione di Gesù Morto

Processione di Gesù Morto

Emotional scenes last night in Barga for the Processione di Gesù Morto Held only once every five years, the procession winds through the candle lit streets of Barga with the confraternities of each of the churches proudly bearing their ancient banners and a statue of a dead Christ which is taken around the city up […]

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La Festa di San Giuseppe

Today is Father's Day in Italy, well almost, it's the Festa di San Giuseppe – St. Joseph's Day. Traditionally in this area the fathers get to eat frittelle di riso- fried rice fritters and maybe polenta made with chestnut flour, castagnaccio -a cake made from chestnuts or even if they are lucky, necci con ricotta […]

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Funeral of Liliana Continuati

Sad news in Barga this week with the death of Liliana Continuati in Sacco who died after a long illness aged 75 years. She leaves behind her a son and husband Sacco. Sacco is well know in Barga and on these pages. He has had his own site here for many years documenting the many […]

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