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Like the peaceful climate and children going to school
Getting stuck in the "Lift" of the hotel
In a nutshell
If you go, you'll stay long
We were surprised at how sophisticated the shops in Barga were...not "trinkets" or tourist gimmicks; rather, nice shops for the locals and tourist who value good quality.
Allan purchased a pair of beautiful leather sandals and a leather belt. Allan is still wearing the sandals, and he has had people here in the USA stop him (complete strangers) and ask where he bought them. When we go back to Italy, his boss has requested a pair!
Don't have a picture of the shop or of the sandals, but I do have one of the guy who purchased them, standing above a part of Barga (Duomo below).
What to buy: The best items to purchase in Barga (as far as we know) are Leather goods,
Hand embroidery items such as table clothes,
and fresh flowers!
What to pay: For Shoes, the equivalent of $40-50 American Dollars
Updated Apr 25, 2005
Address: Town of Barga
Barga has several traditional food, based on the period of the year of Holy festivals. I.e., try the Befana biscuit for Christmas, made with pasta frolla and hazelnuts,,, delicious or in Easter the Pasimata cake, sort of spring panettone... but better ! Or for Carnival the cenci fritti, ugly but delicious sort of fried biscuit made with a light flour and sugar. In autumn the mondine, chestnuts roasted on live fire together with a glass of vin brulé, wine aromathised with spices... cures any cold ! And in summer the traditional 2 weeks of food and music festival in the old centre, where wine flows up to late night and youngsters makes their way allnight long...
Written Apr 16, 2004
The roman aquaduct is behind the town.
Ask a local and they'll direct you to it.
The aquaduct is perfectly in tact, really
amazing. I came across it purely by
Written Jan 25, 2004