The Cathedral of Barga stands on a very particular place, facing Monte Forato, a relief on the top of which stands a rocky spur that erosion has modeled in the shape of an arch. This opening means that twice a year, the spectacle of the double sunset occurs, the perfect alignment of the sun with the buttresses of Monte Forato: when the sun in its apparent motion sets behind the Forato, a second flash of light finds a new passage to irradiate the Lucca part of the Apennines for a short period. Even today, the inhabitants gather and party to admire this natural phenomenon.
The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.