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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…

The double sunset – Doppio Tramonto

The double sunset – Doppio Tramonto

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…

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…

Befana and Befanotti

Befana and Befanotti

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

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…

Sommocolonia: la Battaglia di Natale

Sommocolonia: la Battaglia di Natale

Boxing Day morning in Sommocolonia and this year for the Alpini, the Barga Band and…

Presepe Vivente

Presepe Vivente

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

Charcoal burning – the traditional carbonaia

Charcoal burning – the traditional carbonaia

During the Presepe Vivente which will take place later on today in Barga Vecchia one…

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The Love Project

The Love Project

Vendere o Donare un’opera? Quando si vende un’opera? Invece quando si dona un’opera? Cambia l’opera se cambia la sua destinazione? L’opera a chi è destinata? Quando si definisce un’opera Compiuta?…

Pascoli arrives on Cape Verde

Pascoli arrives on Cape Verde

Barganews.com has been on line since 1996 and one of the first things that we ever did was to publish some of the poetry written in this area by Giovanni…

Renovations on the Loggia del Mercato

Renovations on the Loggia del Mercato

The Loggia del Mercato, the covered market built by the Medici in the 1500s, has been a central fixture for any visitors to Barga but in recent years it has been…

Carnival time – Baccanale di Barga 2015

Carnival time – Baccanale di Barga 2015

Carnival (often spelled Carnaval) is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some…

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Barga Jazz Club: Bang Over Blues Trio

Barga Jazz Club: Bang Over Blues Trio

The Trio were last here in Barga during 2012 (article here) –  this time they were back stronger than ever with a special guest, Beppe Zito on keyboards.…

Barga Jazz Club: R&B Jam Session

Barga Jazz Club: Offbeat Fusion Trio

Barga Jazz Club: Michele Marini Organic Trio

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L’ora di Barga – Febbraio 2015 – N° 515

L’ora di Barga – Febbraio 2015 – N° 515

“L’indifferenza verso il prossimo e verso Dio è una reale tentazione anche per noi cristiani. Abbiamo…

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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…

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Da Riccardo: Haggis and neeps for the Burns Supper

Da Riccardo: Haggis and neeps for the Burns Supper

On the 25th January 1759 the poet Robert Burns was born and on that day all over…

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Torna il corso dedicato agli orti scolastici

Torna il corso dedicato agli orti scolastici

Si svolgerà nei giorni 21 e 22 di marzo a Lucca la prossima edizione del corso…