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Traditional decorated eggs from Garfagnana

Traditional decorated eggs from Garfagnana

Just a month ago Lorenzo Togneri took over the reigns officially at the well known bar in Barga Vecchia – Da Aristo’s (article here) and…

La valle di oltre 50 anni fa

La valle di oltre 50 anni fa

“Quando partivano la mattina, attraversavano il paese, lungo il selciato di antiche strade. Al di là dell’arco si perdevano nella montagna silenziosa, un lungo cammino…

The Kids Carnival in Barga Giardino

Bad weather last week meant that the tradition kids carnival was postponed but today the sun came out and Barga Giardino was alive with colours,…

Carnival in Barga

Carnival in Barga

Baccanale in Barga Carnival (often spelled Carnaval) is a festive season which occurs immediately before…

Barga Jazz Festival 2014 – Paolo Fresu

Barga Jazz Festival 2014 – Paolo Fresu

Prime anticipazioni per la ventisettesima edizione del BargaJazz Festival nato nel 1986 come concorso di…

Arandora Star – When Fiction Serves Truth

Arandora Star – When Fiction Serves Truth

I have known, and lived with the story of the Arandora Star for many years.…

April 2003 – Aristodemo Casciani’s last Jazz Concert

April 2003 – Aristodemo Casciani’s last Jazz Concert

On the  the 4th October 2010 Aristodemo Casciani, the celebrated musician and well known personality of…

Per la Santa Candelora se nevica o se gragnola

Per la Santa Candelora se nevica o se gragnola

Many Italian proverbs, especially regarding the weather, are associated with this day. One of the…

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Alpini maintenance crew at work

Alpini maintenance crew at work

The 5th August has become the traditional day of celebration for the Alpini in their own chapel, the Chiesina delle Palmente. (article here) Strangely on such hot and balmy days…

Acchiappasogni Luxury B&B – Google maps street view

Acchiappasogni Luxury B&B – Google maps street view

The luxury B&B Acchiappasogni of Walter Tognocchi  opened in July 2012  containing three luxury apartments carved out of one of the centuries-old buildings in the historic centre of Barga We wrote then…

Gatti Randagi  Ri-campioni

Gatti Randagi Ri-campioni

Real Guamo – Gatti Randagi 0-4 (Penna – Pittore, Berna, Berna) RI-CAMPIONI Sabato 12 Aprile 2014 (data che entra nella storia Biancoverde) i Gatti Randagi fanno visita al Real Guamo,…

Monthly market in Barga Vecchia

Monthly market in Barga Vecchia

Last month we published a series of images from the monthly market held in Barga every second Sunday in the month. They showed an increase in the participation by craftsmen, craftswomen and…

The Duomo of Barga Paintings

The Duomo of Barga Paintings

There are few, if any, churches in Western Europe to rival Barga’s Duomo for sheer provocative mystery. From its near-cubist architecture to its peculiar relationship with a distant mountain arch,…

New Danish school and library design based on Barga

New Danish school and library design based on Barga

An extremely interesting couple from Denmark arrived in Barga this afternoon, bringing with them, an incredible story. Henning Nielsen and Lise Nissum were visiting a new primary school and library…

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Moraldo Marcheschi 4tet play Barga Jazz Club

Moraldo Marcheschi 4tet play Barga Jazz Club

Moraldo Marcheschi si diploma in clarinetto nel 1995 presso l’istituto Musicale `Luigi Boccherini” di Lucca. Perfeziona i suoi studi con il maestro Remo Pieri e…

Arrighini Trio play Barga Jazz Club

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