There is a wooden sign in Aristo's bar in Barga Vecchia which reads "from wine what sudden friendships spring" a quote from the English poet John Gay who in 1708 published 'Wine', a poem to celebrate the Act of Union between England and Scotland. That sign has been invested with added meaning by the arrival […]
Joe Pieri got a surprise when he answered the door bell to his apartment in Bishopbriggs, Scotland this weekend – standing at the door was the Mayor of Barga, Umberto Sereni. He was in Scotland for the Garibaldi celebration but took time off to help the official launch of Joe’s latest book which has just […]
Nell’ambito delle iniziative per il Bicentenario della nascita di Garibaldi mercoledì scorso a Glasgow si è tenuto un concerto come quello già tenuto nel 1860 voluto allora per sostenere l’impresa dell’eroe in Italia. Il contributo della Scozia alla nascita di una nazione. A Glasgow era presente il sindaco di Barga, Umberto Sereni, in Scozia […]
Paolo Gas makes it into a national newspaper in the UK, namely, the Scottish Daily Express, thanks to an article marked "exclusive" by the journalist Derek Watson. He wrote that friends of Scottish Italian pop star Paolo Nutini faced a last-minute sweat on the Hampton trip after a delay in sending out their tickets for […]
Excitement mounts in what has been billed by some commentators as the most important football match in the last 20 years in Scotland – tomorrow’s UEFA Euro qualifying match to be played at Hampden Park in Glasgow, between the Scottish and the Italian football teams. Media interest has increased about the only Scottish born male […]
The postman was eagerly awaited in Barga this morning by some Barga residents who have been anxiously listening for his knock on the door. They have all ordered tickets via Internet, for the football match this Saturday in Scotland. – the UEFA Euro qualifying match Scotland versus Italy will be played in Hampden Park in […]
The sound of bagpipes in Barga Vecchia and everybody reaches for their umbrellas. Not really true, just one of those urban legends that every time there is a Scottish event in Barga the weather changes and gives us what is looked upon at traditional Scottish weather – low cloud, cool temperatures and slightly damp.
A wedding with a Scottish flavour in Barga Vecchia. The wedding of Chris and Kev. The Palazzo Pancrazi was full of laughter today for what was the most exuberant and joyful marriage seen in Barga this year. It all started fairly peaceful enough with the entry of a single piper into the castle.
Concert this evening in Piazza Salvo Salvi by a group of four musicians from Scotland as part of the "La Scozia a Barga" series of concerts organised by Alex Mosson, the ex Mayor of Glasgow. Christina, Clare and Phil perfomed a number of songs all under the title of "Scottish Italian French"
Terry McGibbbons from Scotland returned to Barga this week after a gap of 34 years. Terry, who's family originally came from Barga, used to visit often during the 60's and 70's. He brought with him a photograph taken in 1964 showing himself as a young man in a football team that played at Pieve Fosciana.
During one of those incredible afternoon, early evening thunder storms that can happen in Barga during the spring and early summer, a visitor to Barga was enjoying the peace and quiet of Piazza Angelio. Hamish Moore sat outside the Osteria and pulled out from his bag a small set of pipes and started to play […]
The returning on the clans in Barga Vecchia this afternoon. The wedding took place in Palazzo Pancrazi of Candice Badiali and Iain Gairns, both from Scotland.Candice’s family originally come from Riboscioli, the now deserted village just above La Mocchia, before they emigrated to Scotland.