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The midday bells ring out once more

The midday bells ring out once more

after a gap of a few years, the bells ring out over Barga again

One of the ancient traditions of Barga has been renewed, much to the delight of inhabitants of the city – it is the ringing of the bell in the Duomo to let people know that midday has arrived. There is always the sound of the bells at twelve o clock but this is rung by […]

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Easter celebrations start in Barga

Easter celebrations start in Barga

The sound of the ancient bells in the Duomo in Barga Vecchia rang out over the city this evening as the Easter celebrations started in earnest thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Campanari of Barga who for many years been practising their art here in Barga. They can quite rightly throw out […]

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Funeral of Maestro dei campanari – Gianni Nesi

Funeral of Maestro dei campanari – Gianni Nesi

a story spanning 50 years of bell ringing at the Duomo comes to a close

In August 2011, the bells of Barga rang out over the valley to celebrate the 65 years of marriage of the Master bell ringer Gianni Nesi and his wife Gina Baregi (article here) Yesterday Giovanni Nesi passed away at the ripe old age of 91 and today the bells of the Duomo rang again, this […]

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The Bells of Barga ring out

The Bells of Barga ring out

The bells in the Duomo rang out over the city for one solid hour – the so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata”

The traditional religious festival of the Immaculate Conception, held every year in December would not be complete in Barga without the sound of the bells in the Duomo ringing out over the city for one solid hour – the so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata” and tonight was no exception. From nine o’clock until the stroke of […]

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Coloured smoke, bells rung and flag raised

Coloured smoke, bells rung and flag raised

As we move into the final week before the celebrations for the patron saint of Barga – San Cristofero, the sound of the bells of Barga ringing out over the city become more insistent. This morning there was a brief ceremony on top of the bell tower of the Duomo as the blue flag of […]

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Scottish wedding bells in Barga

Scottish wedding bells in Barga

the links between Scotland and Barga are as strong as ever

Kilts and umbrellas were in evidence this weekend as the centuries old bells of Barga rang out over the city to celebrate the wedding of Vivienne and John. The overcast sky which threatened rain all afternoon actually did not produce the predicted rain but instead the umbrella was used by the newly wed couple to […]

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The bells ring out over Barga

The bells ring out over Barga

The First Communion

The First Communion, or First Holy Communion, is a ceremony of mostly the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. It is the colloquial name for a person’s first reception of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, and in Roman Catholic churches occurs typically at age seven or eight depending on national custom. Catholics believe this […]

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Ringing the Bells of Barga in Support of Human Rights

Ringing the Bells of Barga in Support of Human Rights

Tonight the Campanari of Barga were back in action but this time in a concerted effort that involved bells right across Europe

Just three days ago the sound of the bells rang out over Barga for one solid hour  – the  so called “Doppio dell’Immacolata”  rung for the traditional religious festival of the Immaculate Conception From nine o’clock until the stroke of 10 o’clock the three huge bells at the top of the Duomo tower were kept in […]

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The sound of silence

The sound of silence

Turn up the volume of your speakers or headphones and just listen for one minute and 23 seconds of "silence"

One of the reasons people enjoy coming and visiting this area is that the speed of life here is so much slower than elsewhere in this busy, busy world. We have all become so used to being constantly connected via the Internet that just to stop and slow down sometimes is actually a very difficult […]

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Sunday bells in Barga

Sunday bells in Barga

the sound of tradition in Barga

Every Sunday without fail, the Campanari, the bell ringers of Barga, let the city know they are in residence as the three bells of the Duomo ring out over the whole valley. The smallest bell in the Duomo is also the oldest, being cast in 1580, the largest in 1737. In the middle is the […]

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Il 53° raduno nazionale dei suonatori di campane a Sansepolcro

Il 53° raduno nazionale dei suonatori di campane a Sansepolcro

Ritorna l’immancabile appuntamento annuale che vede i suonatori di campane di tutta Italia riunirsi per una due giorni di tradizione, musica e religiosità nel segno dell’antica arte del suono delle campane. Ospita quest’anno il raduno nazionale l’energico Gruppo campanari borgo Sansepolcro che, nella splendida cittadina, già di Piero della Francesca, sarà ampiamente in grado di […]

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Bells of Barga ring for new Pope

Bells of Barga ring for new Pope

The bells in the Duomo in Barga started ringing this evening to sound out across the whole valley that the new Pope had been elected. White smoke flowed from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican shortly after 7pm , signalling that one of the candidates for the pontificate had obtained the necessary […]