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Low clouds hide the double sunset

Low clouds hide the double sunset

It’s the standard joke that the first thing or apparently sometimes the only thing that the English talk about is the weather but in recent…

Ceremony for the 4th November

Ceremony for the 4th November

The 4th of November is a particular day here in Italy. It’s the anniversary of the end of the I World War, and it has…

Samhain or Halloween ?

Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.…

Preparing the wood for the winter

Preparing the wood for the winter

The leaves are starting to change, the clocks have gone back and the nights are…

Pumpkin carving ready for Halloween

Pumpkin carving ready for Halloween

A jack-o’-lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween,…

La festa dei bambini a Casa Pascoli

La festa dei bambini a Casa Pascoli

CASTELVECCHIO PASCOLI – Il giardino della casa del poeta, a Castelvecchio, si è trasformato per…

Autumn Festa In Barga Vecchia

Autumn Festa In Barga Vecchia

Sunday was the first roast chestnut event this Autumn held outside Aristo’s bar in Piazza…

The swallows and swifts are telling us something

The swallows and swifts are telling us something

The seasons keep on moving round. The air in Barga Vecchia now has the faint…

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The road to Shousha, Tunisia

The road to Shousha, Tunisia

#roadtoshousha #barganews “Shousha è un campo di transito. Noi non siamo rifugiati. Noi non siamo richiedenti asilo. Noi non sappiamo più chi siamo” Roland (Liberia) dal 2011 nel campo “Shousha is a…

Monday and difficult to eat in Barga Vecchia

Monday and difficult to eat in Barga Vecchia

For the past seven years we have been publishing a story every November (and then again every February)  bemoaning the fact that in Barga Vecchia at certain times during the winter months…

Jeep travelling around the globe arrives in Barga

Jeep travelling around the globe arrives in Barga

On the 1st July 2007, a small jeep left Michigan USA and started a journey which so far has covered over 60,000 kms (more or less one and a half…

Vandals at work at the Duomo

Vandals at work at the Duomo

Generally here on barganews we tend to report the positive things about this area but sometimes it is necessary to document some of the not so positive aspects. This week…

Following the immigration trail

Following the immigration trail

I.F. and his getaway from home I.F. was born in Somalia 19 years ago. He lived there for a short time, spending his childhood and teenage years in Ethiopia. Together…

No double sunset but something else instead

No double sunset but something else instead

If the conditions are right and you are in the right place at the right time, it is possible twice a year, on the 11th – 12th November and the…