The Wine Glasses of Barga

The Wine Glasses of Barga

A unframed collage of simple bistro glasses stands in the lobby of…

Keane: Pop Tarot in Palazzo Pancrazi

Keane: Pop Tarot in Palazzo Pancrazi

Setting, subject and artist are the three interlocked components of a compelling…

La Traviata: Bel Canto brings down the house

La Traviata: Bel Canto brings down the house

The voices of the three principal artists — Sally in the soprano…

Marika and the Angels

Marika and the Angels

What distinction does the Barga Bel Canto Festival share with New York’s…

Andrea Guzzoletti opens Barga Jazz Festival 2015 with “Invisible Cities”

Andrea Guzzoletti opens Barga Jazz Festival 2015 with “Invisible Cities”

Andrea Guzzoletti is a key member of his generation’s musical brain trust,…

Barga, San Rocco and the Black Death

Barga, San Rocco and the Black Death

As Barga celebrates its annual mid-August festa di San Rocco with dining…

An unqualified masterpiece: the entire Scottish Diaspora Tapestry on display in Barga

An unqualified masterpiece: the entire Scottish Diaspora Tapestry on display in Barga

As a foreign correspondent for four decades, I’ve attended cultural exhibitions and…

#loveproject – 20 paintings given to Lucca

#loveproject – 20 paintings given to Lucca

The second group  of  #loveproject paintings were installed in the second Tuscan city which…

#loveproject – 18 paintings given to Pisa

#loveproject – 18 paintings given to Pisa

The first of the #loveproject paintings were installed in the first Tuscan…

The Love Project in the cradle of the Renaissance

The Love Project in the cradle of the Renaissance

The most conventional chapter in the saga of the Love Project is…

Bel Canto in Barga

Bel Canto in Barga

Gala finales are the Oscar nights of an opera festival: virtuoso showcases…

La Boheme at Bel Canto in Barga

La Boheme at Bel Canto in Barga

It would have been difficult, if not impossible, to find anyone who…

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