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This guide offers four itineraries of the historic centre of Barga and two more of places which, although

outside the town, have very close ties with it. Names of streets, buildings and works of art have not normally been translated but a glossary is provided which gives the English version if it exists.

Itineraries n° 1 and n° 2 lead up to the area known as the Aringo, which is situated at the top of the hill in front of the medieval Duomo, the cathedral of Barga. This monument is a 'must' for all visitors, and is described in detail in n° 3. Itinerary n° 4 goes to other parts of the city that do not end up at the Duomo unless you cut through one of the lanes or passageways connecting to Via di Mezzo, the main road which is described in n° 2.

Itinerary n°5 is about the outlying district known as the Fornacetta which is northeast of the historic centre. Itinerary n°6 goes southwest to the church of St. Francis and the Villa Biondi, two important landmarks in the past and recent history of Barga respectively.

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BARGA IN THE VALLEY OF THE SERCHIO

Itinerary n° 1:Porta Mancianella, Via del Pretorio, Via delle Mura, Via della Torre

Itinerary n° 2: Porta Mancianella, Via di Mezzo and connecting passageways, including Via della Speranza

Itinerary n° 3: The Aringo, The Duomo, The Palazzo Pretorio and The Avelli

Itinerary n° 4: Porta Mancianella, Via di Solco, Via Guglielmo Marconi, Via di Borgo, and Via della Fontana, plus their connecting passageways

Itinerary n° 5: Via dell' Acquedotto, Borgo della Fornacetta

Itinerary n° 6: Church and Convent of San Francesco, Villa Biondi

 

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