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San Rocco – church, bells, market stalls and liscio music

San Rocco – church, bells, market stalls and liscio music

Checking through the archives of barganews, we find the following text from a decade ago: The annual San Rocco fair brings thousands of people flooding in…

Santa Maria alla Fornacetta

Santa Maria alla Fornacetta

Santa Maria alla Fornacetta was completely renovated just two years ago but it is not often that the door is open and the tiny church…

Alpini celebrate the Madonna della Neve

Strangely on such a hot and balmy day as today, with temperatures hovering round the 36 degree mark, the chapel is dedicated to the Madonna…

Procession Perdono di Assisi 2014

Procession Perdono di Assisi 2014

The following is the text that has been used on barganews since 2003 to describe…

La festa al Lago Santo

La festa al Lago Santo

Il nome Lago Santo è di origine molto antica e la sua ubicazione in una…

L’Eroica – una lapide in ricordo

L’Eroica – una lapide in ricordo

Giusto cento anni fa, nell’estate del 1914, a Barga, veniva stampata “L’Eroica”, la rivista più…

The Premio San Cristoforo d’Oro – Golden St Christopher medals

The Premio San Cristoforo d’Oro – Golden St Christopher medals

Celebrations for St Christopher the Patron Saint of Barga took place today with the “San…

Trebbiatura – steam powered grain threshing festival

Trebbiatura – steam powered grain threshing festival

In less than a decade, the Committee at San Pietro in Campo have gone from…

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Marble, full moon, mist and a darkened city

Marble, full moon, mist and a darkened city

People started to gather in Piazza Angelio at 11.45 pm as word spread that there was to be a closing ceremony for the marble sculture. At midnight all the street…

Final Jam Session at Villa Libano

Final Jam Session at Villa Libano

Jam Session di ieri sera a Villa Libano : Greta Ciurlante e Silvia Graziani (vocals) Renzo Telloli (sax) Daniele Orselli (chitarra) Luca Franchini (basso) Franco Mariani (batteria)…

Villa Libano: Art on Instagram

Villa Libano: Art on Instagram

Since the beginning of August there has been a competition running at Villa Libano called Art on Instagram where people visiting the exhibitions at the Villa were invited to make images…

Kerry Bell – new edition – Guide to Barga

Kerry Bell – new edition – Guide to Barga

It was first published in 2011 (article  here) but this week the guide was presented once again at Villa Libano in its newly edited and updated third version.  Although comparatively diminutive…

Massimo Catalani – cake art

Massimo Catalani – cake art

The non stop creative energy machine running under the name of Massimo Catalani continued his progress in Barga this week. Not content with spending most of the day sculpting three…

Paolo the fisherman arrives in Barga

Paolo the fisherman arrives in Barga

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Paolo’s dream…

The Casa dei Pesci starts to take form

The Casa dei Pesci starts to take form

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Paolo’s dream…

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Riólobos a Carcaboso

Riólobos a Carcaboso

Sedicesima tappa da Riólobos a Carcaboso 22 Km, sono partito molto tardi perché ha piovuto tutta la mattina e nella Casa Rural si stava da…

Embalse De Alcántara a Riólobos

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