Barga: How Italy’s most Scottish town coped without its annual ‘invasion’ (BBC)

BBC: Barga: How Italy’s most Scottish town coped without its annual ‘invasion’. “Thousands of Scottish Italians can trace their roots back to Barga and the surrounding area. The connection is said to go back to the turn of the 19th Century, when large numbers of people struggling to find work in Tuscany decided to emigrate. Many Scots return to the area every summer with their friends and family, swelling the size of the Tuscan town. But this year the coronavirus pandemic has forced many to put their annual pilgrimage on hold. So how has ‘the most Scottish town in Italy’ coped without them?”

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