The Umbrellas of Barga

Visitors to Barga over the years who have noticed the brightly coloured umbrellas that are to be found all over the city have often assumed that they were part of the traditional life in Barga along with the stone streets and green wooden shutters. They are surprised instead to find that they are the work of one artist who has been painting umbrellas and then "releasing" then into the environment for over a decade..