Barga

The urban structure of Barga has remained more or less that of the time of the Commune (12th-14th cent.), with a tangled network of streets running between the irregular buildings.


BargaThe urban structure of Barga has remained more or less that of the time of the Commune (12th-14th cent.), with a tangled network of streets running between the irregular buildings. One enters the village through Porta Reale and Via del Pretorio, crossed by narrow lanes and cart-roads.
Past the first square is the Conservatorio di Sant’Elisabetta, an old convent of the Poor Clares (15th cent.), which holds a beautiful altarpiece by the Della Robbia school (15th-16th cent.) and 15th-century Crucifix.
Immediately after we come to the highest part of the castle, dominated by the imposing bulk of the Duomo, or cathedral; from here the view passes over the roofs of the historic center and beyond the green hills dotted with villages and farmhouse to the Apuan mountains.
The main façade of the Romanesque Duomo, built in several stages from the 11th to the 16th centuries using blocks of light-colored alberese (a local limestone that changes color and nuance depending on weather conditions), is the old remodeled side of the primitive church built in the year 1000. The main door is embellished with two slender columns with projecting lions at the top. The arch is decorated with stylized acanthus leaves.
Remaining from the original church are the beautiful holy water stoups (12th or 13th cent.) and the fragment of a fresco. The baptismal font is hexagonal and has a statue of St. John the Baptist (14th or 15th cent.). The ambo is an excellent example of the work of the Comacine master builders and stonecutters. There is a polychrome wooden statue of the town’s patron, St. Christopher, behind the high altar. The chapel on the right is entirely occupied by Della Robbia terracottas, and in the chapel on the left the Barga of the 1500s can be seen in a 16th-century panel.
BargaThe name Arringo given to the large yard surrounding the Duomo preserves the memory of the assemblies held by the medieval community. The space is closed off to the north by Palazzo Pretorio, which was the residence of the Florentine administrator from 1341 to 1859, and today is the home of the Civic Museum. From the square by the Duomo there are broad stairs going down to the Church of the Santissimo Crocefisso, with a late 16th-century façade and an interior decorated with stuccoes and gold.
From Via della Speranza one descends to the other city gate, called Porta Macchiaia because it opens onto the great stretches of macchia, or thicket, and the Apennine woods. From there one follows Via di Mezzo, passing alongside old buildings, until arriving at Piazza Garibaldi, which is dominated by the majestic Palazzo Balduini (15th cent.).
At Piazza Salvi there are two buildings in the Florentine style of the 1500s: the Loggia dei Mercanti and Palazzo Pancrazi, today the town hall.
The Loggia, raised on graceful columns, was built when Cosimo I de’ Medici instituted the Barga market (1546), the major commodities of which were salt and silk. The stone lion on the façade is the symbol of Barga’s political subjection to Florence.
Next is Piazza Angelio, whose harmonious proportions make it seem like an outdoor living room. Farther on there is the Teatro dei Differenti, built in 1795 over an earlier theater from 1689, followed by the Accademia dei Differenti, promoted and supported by the Medici. Built along Via di Mezzo are the 18th-century residences of the noble families, including those of the Bertacchi, the Pieracchi counts, and the Mordini. The Baroque Church of the Santissima Annunziata (1595) has a Latin-cross plan, with a vast longitudinal nave and false columns against the walls.


Barga: discover the surroundings

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Accommodations in the area


    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 19 km from Barga

    Historic Villa Lucca 12 beds pool

    Historic villa 14 km from the center of Lucca immersed in the green of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, it has a private swimming pool and a large park.
    Set on 350 square meters in a dominant position offers a unique view of the hills of Tuscany.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 20 km from Barga

    Countryhouse Camaiore 16 beds pool

    Ancient and charming country house located in Camaiore on the Tuscan hills and just 10 km from the sea of Versilia.
    The villa is the ideal solution for those looking for a solution of typical Tuscan charm and in a position of absolute tranquility and relaxation.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 20 km from Barga

    Villa Camaiore Hills 10 beds pool

    Villa located 3 km from the center of Camaiore in a quiet and sunny position 10 km from Tuscan sea.
    Ideal for those looking for a villa accommodation on the hills of Versilia a few miles from Tuscan sea.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 20 km from Barga

    Villa Prato di Sopra Camaiore 10 beds pool

    This villa is really some thing special, perched on the top of a hill the views are endlessly breath taking.
    This villa is really some thing special, perched on the top of a hill the views are endlessly breath taking.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 20 km from Barga

    Villa Camaiore Hills 7 beds pool

    Wonderful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery, tranquility and privacy of the Pieve di Camaiore about 10 km from the sea of the Tuscan coast.
    The villa has all the comforts necessary to ensure an unforgettable stay in Tuscany and is the ideal solution for small groups up to 7 people who want to stay in the countryside but not far from the sea of Versilia.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Barga

    Villa Pieve di Camaiore 8 beds pool

    Luxury and charming villa with swimming pool for rent surrounded by the green hills of Camaiore not far from the sea of the Tuscan coast.
    The villa is ideal for those looking for an oasis of absolute peace and relaxation guaranteed by the elevated position and the external fence in style.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Barga

    Restored Farmhouse Camaiore 9 beds pool

    Beautiful fully restored farmhouse located on the hills of Camaiore. The villa is surrounded by a park of 2500 square meters in which is inserted the beautiful pool.
    Thanks to the dominant position on the valley from the farmhouse you can enjoy a beautiful 360 ° panoramic view.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Barga

    Villa Camaiore Hills 10 beds pool

    Prestigious villa for rent on the Hills of Camaiore with a unique position and a panoramic view that extends from the surrounding hills to the sea of Versilia.
    The large park in which the beautiful panoramic pool is expertly set gives this exclusive residence a characteristic of absolute privacy and relaxation.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 21 km from Barga

    Villa Camaiore Hills 6 beds pool

    Charming villa for rent on the hills of Camaiore surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean vegetation with three rooms for a total of 6 beds.
    The spectacular view of the surrounding hills and Camaiore from the garden and the swimming pool make this villa particularly interesting for those looking for a solution to relax in absolute privacy.

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    • Seravezza (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Barga

    Stone Houses Seravezza 10 beds pool

    A set of three contiguous stone houses in typical Tuscan style to give great privacy to each guest and make each unit autonomous if necessary.
    The important rental property that can accommodate up to 10 people is located in the hills of Versilia in the municipality of Seravezza.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Barga

    Villa Clementina

    Beautiful villa of charm in Pietrasanta with pool surrounded by a 2000 m garden. q. with Jacuzzi, about 6 km from Marina di Pietrasanta and 1 Km from the center of Pietrasanta in a position of absolute privacy and relaxation.
    Customers especially appreciate the privacy and location of this beautiful villa on the hills of Versilia, only 6 km from the sea

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Barga

    Farmhouse Camaiore 10 beds pool

    Beautiful farmhouse in typical Tuscan style, carefully restored, set in the green hills of Tuscany, surrounded by olive trees and a large garden where the beautiful swimming pool is located.
    The ideal solution to spend your holidays in the green Tuscan hills in a location of absolute privacy and relaxation. The sea of the Tuscan coast is about 10 km away. Inside the villa there is a small spa.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Barga

    Stone House Pietrasanta 7 beds pool

    Beautiful stone farmhouse located on the hills of Pietrasanta about 6 km from the Tuscan coast with outbuildings and swimming pool with breathtaking panoramic views that reach the sea.
    Immersed in the green Tuscan hills, the farmhouse of about 120 square meters offers hospitality for 7 people.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 23 km from Barga

    Villa Pietrasanta 12 beds pool

    Villa of high architectural level with luxury finishes located on the hills of Versilia in a dominant position and spectacular panoramic view over the coast. It has a panoramic swimming pool and a beautiful garden.
    Beautiful villa ideal for those looking for an important solution in the hills of Versilia with accommodation capacity for up to 12 people.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from Barga

    Villa Marina di Pietrasanta 14 beds pool

    Single villa located in Pietrasanta with a large private park of 3000 square meters and a swimming pool 2 km from the sea of Versilia.
    Solution indicated to those looking for a villa in Pietrasanta with other finishes please and technologically advanced

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