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The Autumn is here and the Cachi are ripe

The Autumn is here and the Cachi are ripe

Japanese persimmon

painting of cachi in Fosciandora by Keane both Oil on Canvas 1988 As the leaves started falling on the hills surrounding Barga we began to see the shape of the mountains, houses and barns and even roads snaking up the mountainside which for months had been hidden from view by overhanging trees. The green verdant […]

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Chestnut festa in Barga – Barga castagna 2017

Chestnut festa in Barga – Barga castagna 2017

A weekend of festa in Barga all based around the humble chestnut organised by the ArtComm Barga, the Pro Loco and the  Associazione Città del Castagno.     The humble sweet chestnut has been an important ingredient in the Mediterranean diet – Homer mentions them, and Pliny even says which kinds were grown in Southern […]

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Michael Stimpson – new CD

Michael Stimpson – new CD

Age of Wonders, a voyage in music by Michael Stimpson, was written to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin

One of Britain’s fastest rising composers, Michael Stimpson has been a resident in Barga Vecchia for some time now and has appeared on this site many times over the past decade (all those articles can be seen here) He has just released a new double CD of his latest composition “Age of Wonders” a voyage […]

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Theobroma la Cioccogelateria celebrates 8 years

Theobroma la Cioccogelateria celebrates 8 years

Their first 8 years with a mixture of live music, chocolate and orange gifts to the public and a selfie contest

As we reported back at the start of spring this year (article here) , Theobroma la Cioccogelateria opened in Barga with large crowds who attended the opening of their new venture. In these difficult times it is always a positive experience to welcome a new business in Barga Vecchia. Theobroma the ice-cream and chocolate shop […]

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Casa Fontana: annual pig roast

Casa Fontana: annual pig roast

The first bed and breakfast in Barga, Casa Fontana opened its door to its guests in 2004. Since then Casa Fontana has pioneered the way for many other bed and breakfast establishments in this area to follow in their footsteps.

The very successful bed and breakfast establishment Casa Fontana run by Ron and Susi Gauld in Barga Vecchia celebrated the end of their summer season this evening with a party in the gardens of the house for many of their friends here in Barga. The main star of the party was without a doubt, the […]

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Bottle feeding the kitten

after one month of bottle feeding every 3 to 4 hours, the kitten knows who his mother is

after one month of bottle feeding every 3 to 4 hours, the kitten knows who his mother is

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The Bachelor – American reality television dating game show

The Bachelor  – American reality television dating game show

Filming is taking place in Barga this week with a troupe from the American reality television dating game show, The Bachelor.

    As the show is designed, the series revolves around a single bachelor (deemed eligible) who starts with a pool of romantic interests (typically 25) from whom the bachelor is expected to select a wife. This season 22’s leading Man is Arie Luyendyk Jr. During the course of the season, the bachelor eliminates candidates, […]

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Moving a 4 metre long table out of Barga Vecchia

Moving a 4 metre long table out of Barga Vecchia

The Galleria Marzocco finally shuts its doors.

Gianfranco Selmi has been one of the central people for the cultural life of the city for many years. His Galleria Marzocco in Barga Vecchia after a long and distinguished run is finally this month closing its doors to the public. All of those antiques and paintings are now in the process of being moved out […]

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The Aristodemos play the Autumn Festa at Da Aristo

The Aristodemos play the Autumn Festa at Da Aristo

swing music and roast chestnuts in Barga Vecchia

On what seemed like a spring day with bright blue sky and high temperatures, the annual Autumn Festa took place this afternoon in Barga Vecchia. The Aristodemos were there to add their touch of swing to the event as chestnuts were roasted over open fires outside Da Aristos. Normally for the Autumn festa there would […]

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20 minute video of Barga in 1973

20 minute video of Barga in 1973

just how much has changed over the decades and how much has remained more or less the same

The Università degli Studi di Firenze has just published an extremely interesting video which for many reasons is of great interest to Barga and surrounding area. It is a digital rendering of images shot on Agfa 2S film back in 1973. Although the title of the short 20 minute video is “A Barga col Pascoli” […]

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Exhibition: Il Mondo Perfetto – Bianca

Exhibition: Il Mondo Perfetto – Bianca

Il Mondo Perfetto – armonie simboliche e matafisiche by bianca – an exhibition of paintings in the Galleria Comunale until 14th October. Bianca – Pseudonimo di Veronica Calzecchi Onesti nata il 9 maggio 1969 a Roma. Dopo la maturità artistica (Sesto Liceo Artistico statale di Roma), nel 1996 si è iscritta all’Accademia di Belle Arti […]

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VIDEO – First Traditional Spring Cleaning Festa

could it be that the full face hipster beard is a thing of the past ?

The First Traditional Spring Cleaning Festa took place in Barga Vecchia back in April and today the video of the event has just been published by Alessandro Stefani.  Full article with many images from the event can be seen here For the past 25 years or so Keane has grown a beard during the winter […]

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