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Barga Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 66 photos

Map of the Barge

This is the layout of the town. Off to the right is the parking lot. Down further to the south of this port entry is a school and a residential living area for residences.

Porto REale

The Longobards founded the town in the 900's and it thrived due to the building of the walls for protection. The walls are still intact and two of the original ports are standing yet. Seven churches surround the town and the Duomo at the top of the hill, St. Christoforo is the magnificent one. Wandering through the streets makes us feel somewhat like intruders since not all the locals were used to tourists necessarily. They do have shops to buy goods.

Church to walk up to and Admire

Saint Christopher church is the largest and most impressive. It has a pink facade and some of the original limestone still exists on the facade.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Like the peaceful climate and children going to school
  • Cons:Not a lot of sightseeing to do-but eh duomo
  • In a nutshell:Nice quite town to walk and enjoy the docle vita
  • Last visit to Barga: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 24, 2008
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2010 at 7:08 AM

    Another lovely addition to VT! Wonderful page!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2010 at 8:19 AM

    So good to read your views and insights about Barga. We loved it there too.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Bruce, fantastic little page about an Italian town I didn't even know about before visiting your page.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Nice town on top of hill - and yes that's a great panoramic view. I guess that wonderful theater has been renovated already - nice one.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    ~ Hi, Bruce! You're right: great views, beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Looks absolutely beautiful. It always helps a town if there is ample free parking.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Lovely town and fantastic views!!! And a quite interesting entrance gate!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2009 at 5:55 AM

    Barga sure is a charming little Italian town. Like the idea of the piazzettas.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2009 at 3:12 AM

    Lovely Barga page! It seems Barga has some interesting tourist attractions such as the theater, museum, duomo and piazzettas. We have yet to visit this city. Hope to visit it one day. ~ho & pang


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