Barga: what to see, attractions, monuments and churches

Tour guide to visit Barga, a town in Tuscany Countryside in the province of Lucca, attractions to see, monuments and churches of relief.

Visit Barga

The visit of Barga offers tourists panoramic views from the large square of the Duomo, the uphill streets of the old town and interesting monuments. Barga is a Tuscan town, is located in the province of Lucca, in the territory of Mediavalle Serchio. Stands on the hill Remeggio to 410 meters above sea level, along the slopes of the Apennines, below the summit of Monte Giovo. The current urban structure of Barga has the typical form of the medieval village surrounded by a wall with three gates: Port Royal, Port Macchiaia and Village Gate.

What to see in Barga

Narrow alleys and staircases lead on top of the village where the Duomo stands, overlooking a panoramic terrace which allows you to gaze out from west to east, and so admire the beautiful peaks of the Alps and Apennines, that appear in front of the majestic. In the history of this beautiful town, whose origins date back to early medieval Lombard (VI-VIII century), the period of greatest splendor regards the XV-XVI and XVII, when Barga was subdued in Florence. In this age of the buildings date back to the Renaissance style, like the Palace Pancrazi, now the town, the Palace and the Palace Balduini Bertacchi.

Other very beautiful buildings are located along the steep and winding streets of Barga, where there are works of great artistic value. Very interesting the Conservatory with the church of St. Elizabeth, the church of the Holy Cross, the church of Santissima Annunziata and the church of San Francesco.

Monuments of Barga

The Cathedral, along with the Praetorian Palace, is a kind of fortified citadel protected by imposing walls and gateways. On the large lawn surrounding the Duomo, bordered on the north by the Praetorian Palace, took place the assemblies of the medieval community, and this is its historical function that the space has kept the name of his course.

The Cathedral, dedicated to St. Christopher, was built in several stages between the eleventh century and the sixteenth century. In a picturesque setting, inside stand the marble pulpit, considered by Guido Bigarelli from Como, an excellent example of the Masters of Como, the stuatua polychrome wood of St. Christopher, early medieval origin and beautiful terra cotta robbiane. The bell tower houses the old bells, whose chimes inspired the poet Giovanni Pascoli, poetry time of Barga.