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Lockdown continues in Barga

Lockdown continues in Barga
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Flags at half mast in mourning in Barga

Flags at half mast in mourning in Barga

Today at 12 noon Italy stopped to pay tribute to all the victims of the Coronavirus, as a sign of solidarity to family members and national participation in the condolences for the communities most affected by the pandemic. The initiative which started by the mayors in Italy has been expanded to other institutions – the […]

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Corona Virus – Italian flags unfurled in Barga

Corona Virus – Italian flags unfurled in Barga

the message is clear - down but not out

As the numbers mount up and the lockdown over the whole of Italy starts to take over daily life – the Barghigiani who are now forced to stay in their houses are showing that they will not be beaten and are now showing their defiance and pride by flying the flag. This afternoon the Italian […]

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Flag flying over Barga after 153 years

Flag flying over Barga after 153 years

The Granducato di Toscana flag is flying once more over Barga

It’s been some time since the last time it flew over the rooftops of Barga but this evening fluttering in the wind was a flag with a huge history behind it. The Grand Duchy of Tuscany flag was the official Flag of the Italian Region of Tuscany during the Italian Renaissance until the unification of […]

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Raise the flags for Barga in Rioni

Raise the flags for Barga in Rioni

A “new” idea is taking shape in Barga with its main intention to give a new input into the daily life of Barga. The intention is to revitalise the life of Barga and not just in the summer months when most visitors are here, but also for the rest of the year. The word “new” […]

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Alpini putting out the flags

Alpini putting out the flags

In March the flags were out in Barga to celebrate  the 150th Anniversary of the unification of Italy. Some of the flags put up then around the city were tiny but others were huge, so huge that they dominated the city, like the one hanging from the Duomo. (article here) This month, those flags are […]

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The flags are out for the 17th March

The flags are out for the 17th March

Some serious work is going on in the background this week in Barga to  prepare the city for the celebrations on the 17th March for the 150th  Anniversary of the unification of Italy. Maybe we ought to remember  that  Italy is full of history, but Italy as a country is quite young –  unification of […]