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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 most popular sayings is, “Per la Santa Candelora se nevica…

I giorni della merla – The days of the blackbird

I giorni della merla – The days of the blackbird

The last days of January are known as “days of the blackbird” in Italy, denoting the coldest days of the year. In some cities, it’s…

La Befana and Befanotti

La Befana and Befanotti

Befanotti It was a bitterly cold wind all day coming down from the snow covered…

La Befana arrives in Barga

La Befana arrives in Barga

La Befana The Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated January 6 with a national holiday in…

Gorfigliano: Palio dei Natalecci

Gorfigliano: Palio dei Natalecci

Palio dei Natalecci; every year on the 24th December the night sky in certain parts…

Presepe Vivente

Presepe Vivente

The Presepe Vivente is one of those traditional events which happen in Barga once a…

10th Annual Torchlight procession on Vespa

10th Annual Torchlight procession on Vespa

La fiaccolata natalizia in vespa e moto per le vie di Barga The 10th annual…

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Sommocolonia: James Pratt visit

Sommocolonia: James Pratt visit

The third official visit to Barga this morning by the Pratt family from the States. James Pratt, an economist from the Cornell University accompanied by his wife Mildred (she too a professor…

Video: The last nuns of Barga Vecchia

Video: The last nuns of Barga Vecchia

From the barganews archives of 2013  – Back in 2005  I started work on a series of paintings based around a small group of people who have been living and…

Locanda di Mezzo: “La Grande Sete”

Locanda di Mezzo: “La Grande Sete”

Here is briefly how “The Great Thirst” works: today at the Locanda di Mezzo they set up a private party, uncorked some large bottles of wine, cooked some food and…

Gli alpini ricordano i caduti di Nikolajewka

Gli alpini ricordano i caduti di Nikolajewka

The Battle of Nikolayevka refers to the breakout of the Italian forces in January 1943, as a small part of the larger Battle of Stalingrad. The breakout involved a corps…

Epistenologia: Nicola Perullo

Epistenologia: Nicola Perullo

Nicola Perullo was last here in Barga during August of last year at the Locanda di Mezzo when he demonstrated his ideas on perception and creativity using wine as the…

Shamrock Irish Pub: Robert Burns night

Shamrock Irish Pub: Robert Burns night

On the 25th January 1759 the poet Robert Burns was born and on that day all over Scotland and the rest of the world where the Scots have settled, Burns…

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The Wine Glasses of Barga

The Wine Glasses of Barga

A unframed collage of simple bistro glasses stands in the lobby of Palazzo Pancrazi, Barga’s municipal hall. Tinted with red wine, they look unprepossessing at…

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L’ora di Barga – Dicembre 2016 – 527

L’ora di Barga – Dicembre 2016 – 527

I giorni del Natale ci fanno vivere ancora una volta un’esperienza straordinaria. Le chiese si riempiono,…

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Sessantesima tappa da O Logoso a Finisterre – 40km

Sessantesima tappa da O Logoso a Finisterre – 40km

Sessantesima tappa da O Logoso a Finisterre 40km, oggi sono arrivato alla fine del cammino, da…

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How is Biroldo made?

How is Biroldo made?

This unusual blood sausage is made using the lean pig’s head, giving it a soft consistency.…