There must be a reason if even the Spanish newspaper El Pais placed Barga among the 35 Italian towns not to be missed. It is not a one-off, as Barga (LU) has been part of the exclusive club of “the 35 most beautiful towns in Italy” for years. Moreover, this year the Italian Touring Club has yet again given Barga the Orange Flag which promotes inland Italian towns with under 15,000 inhabitants for the care taken in urban renewal, the emphasis given to cultural resources and the rich calendar of events. Barga is also known as ‘slow city’ for its exclusive way of life.
To sum up, Barga is a rare and precious jewel to be found in one of the more remote and less known areas of Tuscany. It is well worth a visit to this splendid area to see how the old town and surrounding areas have found the perfect balance of beautiful scenery and a relaxed way of life.
This guide is for all those who want to get to know this rare Tuscan jewel. Spend the summer in Barga like a local to discover its true essence.