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Polaroid of the Week: The Medieval Town of Barga, Italy

Polaroid of the Week: The Medieval Town of Barga, Italy

Last Updated on October 27, 2021

 Barga, Tuscany, Italy

Barga is a medieval town in northern Tuscany, Italy. The houses are  clustered around a mountain topped by an impressive cathedral. While this sleepy town still proudly displays medieval architecture and the typical narrow Tuscan alleys and high buildings, Barga has modern elements as well. Not only does the family of world-famous pop singer Paolo Nutini still live in Barga, but the town has also created iBarga, a very high-tech tourism project which displays 2D scan-able bar codes on all cultural sites, restaurants, bars and hotels, enabling tourists with smart phones to discover on their own much more behind Barga’s surface.

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Monday 23rd of October 2017

[…] Barga is far from the Central Tuscan towns above, nestled in the green mountains much further north of Lucca. There are no typically Tuscan rolling hills here, and very few tourists, either.Passing more cats than people, we made our way up to the magnificent medieval cathedral on top of the mountain, and what a difference to Siena’s cathedral which is filled from open to close with tour groups. Seriously steep and too narrow for cars, the  little streets wind undisturbed up the hill, sometimes suddenly replaced by a steep set of stairs instead. […]