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Cascading from the peak of a steep hillside to the Serchio River below, Barga is a patchwork of peach and cream houses, set beneath a dramatic 11th-century cathedral. With a history stretching more than a thousand years into the past, and an array of medieval sights, Barga is a hidden gem of the Tuscan countryside and well worth a visit.
The town’s unique beauty has recently seen it named an Orange Flag destination – an accolade that puts it among the best of Italy’s small towns. Despite its small size, the town plays host to numerous annual events, including the popular Barga Jazz festival. There are plenty of beautiful walks to enjoy locally, and the surrounding landscape ranks as one of the most scenic locations found in Italy. If you fancy exploring a little further, beautiful Lucca is just over an hour's drive away.