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.
Now a regular feature of the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano hillwalking club) calendar, the Renaio to Lago Santo walk traces a trail used by shepherds moving their sheep from the low pastures and olive groves around Barga, to the high summer pastures on the slopes of Monte Giovo and Monte Omo. Seven of us […]
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.
This morning was the last event for the group from East Lothian before these ambassadors of goodwill take a well earned rest … and what a last event it actually was. Finally they got to meet the other school children from Barga and exchange songs, some words, banners, presents and so much goodwill the air […]
The ceremonies for the twinning between Barga and East Lothian Scotland which started officially this morning in Barga Vecchia carried on this afternoon and well into the evening with a concert by the choir from Prestonpans at the Villa moorings Hotel
Barga is full of sound and colour this morning as the ceremonies started for the twinning between Barga and East Lothian Scotland. Ore 11,00 Barga,Sala Consiliare di Palazzo Pancrazi Cerimonia di gemellaggio Barga – East Lothian (Scozia)
Casa Fontana, an historic 18th Century town house, within the mediaeval Barga Vecchia, close to one of the ancient gates to the walled city, has been renovated by a Scottish architect, to provide a comfortable family Pensione (B&B), with modern facilities and a sunny walled garden. There are 6 double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms […]