New wineshop for Barga Vecchia
As we reported last month “The renewal of Barga Vecchia continues with yet another commercial venture opening its doors to the public, this time in Piazza Angelio. Work started this morning on restructuring the inside of one of the buildings facing onto the piazza next to Lâ€™Osteria” (article here)
An update this morning one month later shows that work is now well under way and the space should be ready for the official opening during the second week in June.
As we noted in the first article, ” The premises should be completed before the summer but just what will be the intended use is something of a mystery” – but this morning, all has now been revealed ..
we can now state for the record that it will not be a new hairdressers, barbers, shoeshop or bar but will in fact be an enoteca – a wine shop.
Anybody notice that T-shirt with the umbrella face? …. Visitors to Barga over the years who have noticed the brightly coloured umbrellas that are to be found all over the city have often assumed that they were part of the traditional life in Barga along with the stone streets and green wooden shutters. They are surprised instead to find that they are the work of one artist who has been painting umbrellas and then “releasing” then into the environment for over a decade.. more here