Every year the Comune di Barga together with the local Barga newspaper “Il Giornale di Barga” and giornaledibarga.it organise the annual “Bargo-Esteri” festival dedicated to the Barga emigrants.
This year the celebrations will take place on the 7th of August starting at 5.30 pm with Holy Mass at the San Rocco Church in honour of all the Barghigiani emigrants who have passed away. To follow at 6.30 pm at the Town Hall in the historical centre, the presentation of the book “La via della Scozia” by Nicoletta Franchi. The book is about the Barga and Lucca emigration to Glasgow in the 19th and 20th century. Then at 7.30 pm the local authorities will officially welcome the Barga Emigrants present at Piazza Angelio who can then enjoy a delicious cold buffet accompanied by music.
All the Barga emigrants that want to take part must book beforehand by the 6th of August at the “Il Giornale di Barga” office or call 0583 723003 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (cost per person: 10 euro)