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Emma e gli Aristodemos at L'osteria

Emma e gli Aristodemos at L'osteria

Not a real gig, just a group of friends sitting round the table and playing some music but maybe we can share some of that music with a larger audience than just those present in Riccardo’s L’Osteria and who were luckily enough to see it live. Emma and the Aristodemo’s were in Barga Vecchia yesterday […]

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L’osteria end of season party

L’osteria end of season party

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 […]

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Larry Wilder and the Stumptown Stars

Larry Wilder and the Stumptown Stars

One of those evenings that can happen in Barga every now and again – out of nowhere comes a complete surprise. A one off concert in  L’osteria in Piazza Angelio by some original genuine bluegrass musicians from Portland, Oregon, USA. Larry Wilder and the Stumptown Stars set down their cases, pulled out their instruments and […]

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Cristiana Mariotti and James Wynne in concert

Cristiana Mariotti and James Wynne in concert

A third concert for the tail end of the summer season was held this evening in Piazza Angelio in Barga Vecchia with a large crowd sitting down to eat a meal in the piazza courtesy of Riccardo Negri at the L’osteria. Last week the music had a definite classical feel with the concert by Massimo […]

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Concerto lirico and food in the piazza

Concerto lirico and food in the piazza

A concert for the tail end of the summer season was held this evening in Piazza Angelio in Barga Vecchia with a large crowd sitting down to eat a meal in the piazza courtesy of Riccardo Negri at the L’osteria and to listen and watch two of Barga’s finest classical musicians – Massimo Salotti from […]

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Barga’s own Sally Li earns standing ovations in Lucca

Barga’s own Sally Li earns standing ovations in Lucca

Last night (June 15), Barga’s own Sally Li earned standing ovations in Lucca with dazzling interpretations of Giacomo Pucccini, Giuseppe Verdi and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Trained in her native China and the United Kingdom, Ms. Li is an accomplished coloratura soprano, with the unusual vocal range and agility necessary to master opera’s most demanding roles. […]

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World Cup fever starts with the vuvuzela

World Cup fever starts with the vuvuzela

The World Cup 2010 started today in South Africa and Barga is already buzzing and humming with football talk. The Lake Angels up at Vignola are not the only ones well prepared for the games (article here) as many of the restaurants have also put up large tv screens for their customers to watch the […]

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L'osteria celebrates 5th birthday

The L’Osteria in Piazza Angelio in Barga Vecchia celebrated its 5th birthday today …except that it nearly didn’t, as Riccardo Negri and his staff were so busy providing food for 50 people seated both inside and out in the new covered area that they didn’t even remember that the osteria started under Riccardo’s sure and […]

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St. Martin's Singers in Barga Vecchia

The Saint Martin’s Singers – a choir from the South of England were in Barga Vecchia this afternoon for a short informal concert in the piazza. The 25 members of the choir sang to a compact but interested audience at the L’osteria including the Mayor of Hayange, France, who is here on an official visit […]

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Chinese food now available at L'osteria

Just days after the wedding of the year between Sally Li He from Qingdao, China and Riccardi Negri from the L’osteria in Barga, new things are afoot once more in Piazza Angelio. Riccardo’s osteria now has a radically different menu available for his customers. From this morning he is offering not just his traditional Tuscan […]

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Wedding of the year

Wedding of the year

This Saturday Barga Vecchia was assailed by hundreds of people all eager to to join in what was already being dubbed “the wedding of the year”. Sally Li He from Qingdao, China and Riccardi Negri from Barga. For only the second week in March, with a long wedding season in front of us, then Saturday’s […]

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L'osteria closed for the season – reopens 4th Dec

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 […]