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Dark umbrellas at L’osteria

Dark umbrellas at L’osteria

A short exhibition (lasting only three days) of some very dark umbrellas at the L’osteria in Piazza Angelio opened this evening. The artist Keane who painted a series of bright cheerful and sunny umbrellas for the Lake Angels Soul Festival this summer has gone in a completely different direction and produced instead for Halloween what […]

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Coccore mushrooms

The funghi season just keeps on getting better and better. This afternoon some highly sought after wild mushrooms known as Amanita Caesarea were brought into the city. Once again it was the L’osteria in Piazza Angelio that had them on their menu by this evening. It would seem that Riccardo from the L’Osteria is fast […]

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Autumn porcini are back up in the hills

Regular readers will known that the much sought after porcini mushrooms which grow wild in the mountains around Barga put in an appearance during two distinct moments during the year – spring and autumn. As we reported back in the second week in May, the arrival of the spring crop of the precious Boletus edulis […]

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The Soprano and the blues sax in Piazza Angelio

An interesting mix of music and styles is Piazza Angelio this evening in what these days would be termed as a “mash up” between a single clear operatic voice and a blues saxophone player. The art cafe which opened and closed in the space of a week may be gone but art is still happening […]

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Art Cafe opens and closes in the same week

The Art Cafe in Piazza Angelio which opened up to the public just a couple of days ago has had to close down due to “bureaucratic difficulties”. What was a corner of the piazza open to the public to sit and talk about art and enjoy the company of others with a coffee or a […]

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Art Cafe opens at L'Osteria

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. Two years ago it started as “Art at the Osteria” – a season of art on show through the summer […]

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Manolo Strimpelli Night Orchestra in Concert

The last time they played in Barga was back in 2007, in an article published then we wrote:  “Finally some Italian music in the piazza … sung by Italians, using the Italian language and singing about Italian things. Enough of the fake American music …. now it’s time for the Manolo Strimpelli Nait Orkestra. A […]

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T-Jays, wet t-shirt party in Piazza Angelio ?

T-Jays, wet t-shirt party in Piazza Angelio ?

The second evening of the 10 day Piazzette Festa in Barga Vecchia started off fine and dandy with medium sized crowds wandering peacefully through the narrow streets enjoying the evening cool after one of the hottest days of the year so far.  Many people went down to the Literary festival  “Tra le righe di Barga” […]

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The Porcini have arrived

Ok, it’s now official – the Porcini have arrived  For the past week or so rumours of the start of the porcini season- the local wild mushrooms that grow up in the mountains around Barga – have been percolating around the city. There have even been one or two furtive like images of the mushrooms […]

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Polenta and Ossi at L'osteria

Although there are a few visitors to Barga wandering through the piazza during the day, it has to be said that this time of year Barga Vecchia is still a pretty quiet place but you would not have thought so had you passed through Piazza Angelio last night. Riccardo’s L’osteria was full to bursting with […]

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Barga Book Club at L'Osteria

The Barga Book Club opens its first page at L’Osteria in Piazza Angelio next Tuesday, the 7th April. As it is their first meeting they will not discussing a specific book but will be using the time to getting to know each other, discussing organisation of the group, purchasing books etc. As Julie Flynn-Ciniglio, one of the […]

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Webcam wedding Barga, Italy – Sydney, Australia

Simone Franchi is marrying Lucille Heather Hassan The wedding: Little Manly Point Manly 2095 Sydney Australia at 17:00 pm Reception: Moson Masonic Center M from 19;00 to 01.00 am… Party: The Lee’s 01.30 Am (live on web) That was posted up on the barganews forum this week …and the party just kept on coming. A […]