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QUATTRO ARCHI is in the old town part of Barga, a traditional hilltop town of about 10,000 inhabitants in northern Tuscany, Italy. It is featured in various guides as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.


Northern Tuscany is more mountainous than the south and the position of Barga on the side of the valley provides a spectacular setting, some wonderful views and memorable sunsets.


There is a large private terrace which is the centre of attention for most people because of it’s wonderful views over town and countryside.


The town offers a number of restaurants, independent shops, supermarket, post office, cafes and bars. There are good day trip opportunities to Florence, Lucca and Pietrasanta (a special destination for those interested in sculpture). The railway station is ten minutes drive away down the hill. While the top of the hill is occupied by a spectacular cathedral which is thought to have had its origins in Etruscan times.


Most of all, Barga is a pretty town with medieval narrow streets and fantastic mountain scenery.  The streets are pedestrian friendly because there are very few cars, but in places the hills are steep,  so whether you are joining us for an art course, for holiday accommodation or as an artist in residence make sure you are happy with a few hills!

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View of the town of Barga
Barga from the east
summer music event in Barga
Barga cathedral
Pen and ink sketch of Barga -Qattro Archi in the middle
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