ancient medieval town of Barga, is situated in the valley of the
river Serchio on the edge of Garfagnana. We can still see today
the historical center of the old town the medieval structure with
its houses gathered around the magnificient cathedral dating back
from before the year 1000, and the little township protected by
its surroundings wall.
Barga hosts important traditional folkroric and musical events,
such ad Opera Barga and Barga Jazz.
entire valley is situated between the soft green Appenines and
the rockier but equally interesting Apuan chain, where you can
found the most famous marble quarries in the world. In the area
around Barga there are many interesting places to visit: there
is the natural canyon "Orrido di Botri" wich is very
near Bagni di Lucca, an ancient spa town.
Wind Cave in the Apuane range is of great scientific interest;
there is alsa the Nature Park of the Orecchiella wich extends
for more than 5000 hectares and offers the visitor a great variety
of flora and fauna.
is an optimum base for visiting the most important cities of art
in Tuscany. The cities of Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Siena are
all in fact within easy reach.