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The Organic Groove – musical contamination

The Organic Groove – musical contamination

Luca Giovacchini - Chitarra | Paolo "PeeWee" Durante - Organi e Synth | Matteo Sodini - Batteria

This year they celebrated 17 years of music making and at the last night of the Live in Barga – “Festa delle Piazzette” they showed just why they have been so successful and long lasting and still manage to remain a fresh sounding band — The Organic Groove were shaking their stuff. Peewee Durante on keyboards, […]

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Il paese di Acchiappacitrulli – Paolo Giannotti

Il paese di Acchiappacitrulli – Paolo Giannotti

Nell’atmosfera immobile della vita di provincia, scandita da ritmi monotoni e apparentemente rassicuranti, la vicenda di Pompilio Nardini, giornalista precario alla ricerca dell’occasione per emergere, diventa il paradigma della più ampia situazione italiana.

The book IIl paese di Acchiappacitrulli by local author, Paolo Giannotti was presented at the L’osteria in Barga Vecchia this weekend. Paolo Giannotti è nato a Massa nel 1961. Giornalista pubblicista, da anni si dedica, con articoli e saggi, all’opera dello scrittore ottocentesco Gaetano Carlo Chelli, del quale ha curato l’edizione di alcune opere sconosciute, […]

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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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Halloween 2013

Halloween 2013

finally some good weather for halloween

It is a relatively new phenomenon here in Italy and people have not yet really quite worked out just what is supposed to happen. They know that there is a good deal of dressing up to be done with masks and stuff and so what actually appears on the night is a slightly “horrored” up […]

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Wild mushrooms on the menu

Wild mushrooms on the menu

the secret is out

It’s a game which is played out every year at least twice a year when the wild mushrooms – the porcini, start silently pushing their way up through the fertile soil up in the mountains around Barga. The weather is watched, rainfall is watched, a close eye is kept on the wind and the calendar […]

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KTM riders stop off in Barga

KTM riders stop off in Barga

20 KTM motorbikes arrive in Piazza Angelio

A troupe of 20 KTM motorbikes roared into Barga Vecchia this morning and dismounted in Piazza Angelio for a well earned rest and replenish supplies before moving off once again later in the afternoon on the second leg of their tour of the mountains around the city. The bikes were all with number plates from […]

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The Chairart 2013 exhibition closing

The Chairart 2013 exhibition closing

the exhibition was probably be the most photographed art exhibition held in Barga this year.

Over the past four years we have published numerous articles about Chairart (articles here and here )  – 20 white chairs and the 20 possibilities to decorate the chairs by 20 different people. This year’s Chairart project started in Treppignana in August and then moved onto Roccalberti (Camporgiano) and Castelnuovo before finally arriving here in Barga Each year the number of participating artists […]

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Geoff and Trevor strutting the boards

Geoff and Trevor strutting the boards

The party never finishes in Barga

The music festas in Barga Vecchia should all be over by now, but it would appear that somebody forget to mention this to Geoff Collins-White There he was in Piazza Angelio this evening strumming away like there is no tomorrow. The party never finishes in Barga. listen to ‘Geoff and Trevor playing in Piazza Angelio’ […]

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Cultural holidays – large German group visit Barga

Cultural holidays – large German group visit Barga

more moves in the right direction towards informing visitors to Barga

Thomas Sello, the author and retired Head of the education department of one of the most important art museums in Germany, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, was in Barga today visiting and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city for the fifth time. Keeping him company were another 40 German visitors who were enjoying their first […]

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XXVI edizione per il Bargajazz Festival dal 17 al 31 agosto

XXVI edizione per il Bargajazz Festival dal 17 al 31 agosto

full calendar of events just published

Zoccolo duro del Festival come sempre il concorso di arrangiamento e composizione per orchestra jazz, quest’anno dedicato alla musica del sassofonista Pietro Tonolo, uno dei più apprezzati jazzisti italiani sulla scena internazionale. Tonolo sarà ospite della BargaJazz Orchestra diretta da Mario Raja ed eseguirà gli arrangiamenti selezionati per il concorso il 23 e 24 agosto […]

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Holiday season in Barga – positive thoughts?

Holiday season in Barga – positive thoughts?

We asked one of the people who is in a good position to give a clear picture - Riccardo Negri of the L'Osteria in Piazza Angelio

As we move into the second week of July, it can probably be said without doubt that the holiday season is upon us, so what is the feeling in the city concerning trade and movement of visitors to Barga ? Has the late start to the season due to terrible spring and early summer weather […]

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The Art Cafe in Piazza Angelio opens

The Art Cafe in Piazza Angelio opens

What started out as a one off back in 2007 has now blossomed out into a permanent summer event and a new corner of Barga Vecchia – The Art Cafe – open to the public. Six years ago it started as “Art at the Osteria” – a season of art on show through the summer […]

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