"Working Village" Top 5 Page for this destination Barga by BruceDunning
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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.
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.
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: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
This was the place where Giovanni Pascoli recited poetry here for years and lived in the town. He gave a famous speech... more travel advice
The main features inside are the pulpit made of red and white marble with the lion statues and one where a man is... more travel advice
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