5 Hotels in Barga, Italy
Barga is one of the best-known hilltowns in the Region, boasting a varied history and a rich cultural background. Set in the quiet and restful greenery of the Serchio valley and encompassed by the Apuan Alps and the Appennines, it borders with the region of Garfagnana and is only a short distance from Lucca.
The ancient walled medieval part of the town has narrow winding streets, quares and palaces, an imposing romanesque Dome towering above the rooftops, comes alive in summer with concerts and art exhibitions, open-air performances and festivities.
Nearby Barga one can visit the house, now a museum of Giovanni Pascoli at Castelvecchio or such natural wonders as the "Grotta del Vento" cave and "Orrido di Botri" gorge.
Grotta del Vento is located in the center of the Apuan Alps Nature Park and it is one of the most complete European caves, presenting an extraordinary variety of phenomena which are outlined with competence and precision by expert speleological guides.
It has been named Wind Cave due to the violent air current which runs through it due to the presence of two openings which are situated at different levels.
The lower opening is the tourist entrance and it is located at 627 metres above sea level, whilst the higher opening, presently inaccessible, is 800 metres further up at over 1400 metres above sea level.
Grotta del Vento has a costant internal temperature of 10,7 degrees centigrade.
Following illuminated and easy-going trails, you can watch the many wonders of the underground world - stalactites and stalagmites, polychrome flowstone and alabaster draperies, crystal-brimmed lakes and underground water-courses or bizarre forms of erosion.
From the small Dome square of Barga you can enjoy a beatiful view over the Apuan Alps peacks and the Appennines mountains.
furthermore Barga is considered the Scottish chief town in Italy due to the presence of many emigrants families that in the past century went searching for fortune mainly in that foreign nation.
Italian-Scottish families have kept their rooth origins alive and they enjoy spending pleasant stays and visit their ancestor's birthplace.
Spring and autumn, when the countryside turns into a riot of colour, are just as pleasant, and Barga can become the perfect base from which to set out and visit the splendid nearby art cities in Tuscany.
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It is the ideal place for weddings or meetings at only a few kilometres from Lucca.
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Longitude:10° 62' 0'' E (10.481667)