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Barga Cioccolata festa opens

Barga Cioccolata festa opens

Barga Cioccolata

The eighth annual Barga chocolate festa – Barga Cioccolata opened this morning on a bright and sunny perfect with the band playing and with high hopes that this year the weather is not going to take a negative tone as in other years. Ciocco-gelateria Theobroma – piazza Angelio | Pasticceria Lucchesi and Dianda di Lucca […]

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Claudio Menconi alla Pasticceria De Servi Festa dei 5 anni

Servizio di Abramo Rossi e riprese di Francesco Mazzanti e Abramo Rossi

Servizio di Abramo Rossi e riprese di Francesco Mazzanti e Abramo Rossi sulla festa dei 5 anni della Pasticceria De Servi ( Nuova sede)

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Panettone festa in Barga

Panettone festa in Barga

Panettone prepared with lievito madre - natural yeast which first came into existence in 1964.

It would appear that there is no escaping it,  Christmas is just around the corner. The figure of Father Christmas which once upon a time was unseen in this area is gradually becoming more and more evident but it would seem that tradition is also standing its ground as the figure of the Befana is […]

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San Frediano a Sommocolonia

San Frediano a Sommocolonia

” San Frediano – la neve al monte e al piano”

Sommocolonia was in festa today for the Festa of San Frediano – their patron saint. There is a phrase used in the area which says ” San Frediano – la neve al monte e al piano” meaning that snow generally falls on the area during the third week in November but no sign of snow […]

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Mondine, sizzling sausages and live music in Barga Vecchia

Mondine, sizzling sausages and live music in Barga Vecchia

once again it was time to get the fires lit in barga vecchia

Mondine, roast chestnuts, music and the smell of cooking sausages on an open fire this weekend at the unofficial cultural centre of Barga -Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia. The regulars of Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia during the autumn months sit outside the bar in the piazza and roast chestnuts 2 or 3 times a […]

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Polenta, baccalà, grappa and music

Polenta, baccalà, grappa and music

as the nights draw in, the bells ringers of Barga enjoy themselves

The bell ringers of Barga, the Campanari, know one of two things about tradition …. after all they are ringing bells each week that are hundreds of years olds in a building which was first put up over 1000 years ago and it’s not just the musical tradition which interests and occupies them but also […]

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Pomegranate Liqueur

Pomegranate Liqueur

Article by Theresa

A dry liqueur, good for the whole system, 45* List of ingredients for 75 cc of Alcohol 95* Pomegranates, one tablespoon of cumin seeds, one tablespoon of tea, lemon peel from one quarter of a lemon, 150 grams of sugar,300 grams of alcohol. Press the pomegranates to obtain 400 grams of juice, pour into a […]

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Mondine, roast chestnuts, music and art

Mondine, roast chestnuts, music and art

its that time of year again

Mondine, roast chestnuts, music and art this weekend at the unofficial cultural centre of Barga -Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia. The regulars of Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia during the autumn months sit outside the bar in the piazza and roast chestnuts 2 or 3 times a year. It is a time for all the […]

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Difficulty in finding a coffee in Barga Vecchia?

Difficulty in finding a coffee in Barga Vecchia?

Hopefully this will be the last time that this article will have to be published on barganews – somebody please, please take note and lets start discussions about this problem.

Every November for the past six years we have been publishing a story pointing out that the bars and restaurants in Barga Vecchia all seem to shut at the same time and getting something to eat or even just a coffee in the city becomes very difficult or on certain days, even impossible. Last year […]

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L’osteria closed for the season

L’osteria closed for the season

this evening they emptied their fridges and stores and so their regular customers ate and drank for free

A large party going on in Piazza Angelio this evening as the L’osteria of Riccardo Negri and his loyal staff celebrate the end of the summer season. The L’osteria has been open right through the summer and for many visitors to the city it was the only place still open to eat during the afternoon as most […]

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Necci, mondine and vin brulè on the Fosso

Necci, mondine and vin brulè on the Fosso

no smoke, no fire ?

Necci, mondine and vin brulè  on the Fosso this weekend thanks to the sterling work of the  A.S. Barga who every year at this time set up their stall, kitchens and fires and fill the autumn air with the smell of roasting chestnuts. As they are roasting for a large amount of people they have […]

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Festa del Vino a Riana di Fosciandora

Riprese Francesco Mazzanti - Abramo Rossi

Un viaggio nella Festa del Vino a Fosciandora

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