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Greenpeace video – La Casa dei Pesci

Massimo Catalani's sculpture has been installed under the sea

Dopo anni di tenace lavoro, a Talamone (Grosseto) è stata inaugurata “La Casa dei Pesci”, il primo parco sottomarino dell’arte in Italia. Nato per contrastare le attività di pesca illegale, offrirà anche un habitat per il ripopolamento dei pesci e un’attrazione per il turismo subacqueo. L’ideatore è Paolo Fanciulli, pescatore toscano dall’animo ambientalista, che grazie […]

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La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany.

The social art project, La Casa dei Pesci, which is so captivated visitors to Barga last summer, this morning moved into its final stages as the last pieces in the jigsaw were lowered into the Mediterranean Sea. The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of […]

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Marble, full moon, mist and a darkened city

Marble, full moon, mist and a darkened city

People savoured the moment, the silence extended, it moved into poetry, one of those special moments that can't and won't be repeated  .... then spontaneous applause filled the piazza and the moment had passed.

People started to gather in Piazza Angelio at 11.45 pm as word spread that there was to be a closing ceremony for the marble sculture. At midnight all the street lights in Barga Vecchia were extinguished and the city fell into darkness – well, not quite darkness as the full moon lit up the piazza with a bright penetrating […]

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Final Jam Session at Villa Libano

Final Jam Session at Villa Libano

Jam Session di ieri sera a Villa Libano : Greta Ciurlante e Silvia Graziani (vocals) Renzo Telloli (sax) Daniele Orselli (chitarra) Luca Franchini (basso) Franco Mariani (batteria)

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Villa Libano: Art on Instagram

Villa Libano: Art on Instagram

Since the beginning of August there has been a competition running at Villa Libano called Art on Instagram where people visiting the exhibitions at the Villa were invited to make images about any art that interested them using their cell phones and the Instagram application. Each week the best images were picked and the winners presented […]

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Kerry Bell – new edition – Guide to Barga

Kerry Bell – new edition – Guide to Barga

this small book is packed with information about the beautiful mediaeval walled city of Barga

It was first published in 2011 (article  here) but this week the guide was presented once again at Villa Libano in its newly edited and updated third version.  Although comparatively diminutive in size, just 40 pages, this small book is nevertheless packed with information about the beautiful mediaeval walled city of Barga (Lucca) Tuscany , Italy. […]

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Massimo Catalani – cake art

Massimo Catalani – cake art

Hard marble or soft chocolate - it's all in a days work

The non stop creative energy machine running under the name of Massimo Catalani continued his progress in Barga this week. Not content with spending most of the day sculpting three large marble blocks  for the La Casa dei Pesci –  the “Fish Homes” project in Piazza Angelio, at midnight he could be found at Villa Libano decorating […]

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Paolo the fisherman arrives in Barga

Paolo the fisherman arrives in Barga

un parco di sculture contro la pesca illegale - La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Paolo’s dream is to create a sustainable space between nature and fisheries, between nature and beautiful art, between security and usability; his dream is to create all […]

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The Casa dei Pesci starts to take form

The Casa dei Pesci starts to take form

What started out as a single project has gradually metamorphosed into a social event with other artists and passers picking up hammers and chisels and lending a hand at chiselling into the hard marble surface.

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Paolo’s dream is to create a sustainable space between nature and fisheries, between nature and beautiful art, between security and usability; his dream is to create all […]

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Massimo Catalani and the Cinquantarti

Massimo Catalani and the Cinquantarti

Catalani will be sculpting the monument to the abyss in a live performance for a whole week

Barga becomes an example of artistic and cultural excellence. After an extremely rich summer season, which saw combined art and music in such an exceptional location as Villa Libano, even the autumn reserves great discoveries for the chief town of the high mid valley of the Serchio river. In fact, thanks to the synergy of […]

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Libeccio: Giorgia & Mario Madiai “Cave Rosam”

Libeccio: Giorgia & Mario Madiai “Cave Rosam”

Pensieri sparsi Rari e inusuali sono i fiori neri. Esiste una rosa Baccara, non nera, semplicemente scura, di un rosso scuro come il sangue. Cercando su Internet, compagno della nostra quotidianità, si trovano anche rose nere, nerissime eleganti e vellutate. Non so cosa faranno Giorgia e Mario, dipingeranno, disegneranno. Su una carta, su tela, sul […]

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The marble blocks arrive in the city and work starts

The marble blocks arrive in the city and work starts

The sound of a hammer and chisel can now be heard in Piazza Angelio as finally the project moves from an idea into practice

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Paolo’s dream is to create a sustainable space between nature and fisheries, between nature and beautiful art, between security and usability; his dream is to create all […]

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