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Castagnaccio from Barga

It is close to the time of year when you can shortly start to see small columns of white smoke coming out of various place in the chestnuts wood surrounding Barga. Once upon a time you would have seen many of the mysterious looking signs of life in otherwise deserted forests – the smoke in […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Fiera d’Ottobre

The Aristodemo’s play Fiera d’Ottobre

13° Rassegna Fungo, Castagna e Tartufo Scorzone. - Castiglione di Garfagnana

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) with Renato Marcianò on double bass PLUS special guest Silvia Graziani Torna il tradizionale appuntamento a Castiglione di Garfagnana con la Fiera D’Ottobre che da ormai 13 anni si è arricchita con la […]

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Music and fashion in Barga Vecchia

Music and fashion in Barga Vecchia

Four of the Aristodemos were in Barga Vecchia this morning for a quick run through of one or two of their songs as they prepare for next Sundays concert in Castiglione di Garfagnana. Friends from Livorno captured a few minutes of their music and 10 minutes later their was a mini fashion shoot going on […]

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Oral History – memory as a creative expression

Oral History – memory as a creative expression

The Oral History project is an attempt to extract as much information from images from the past

One of the great characters of Barga Vecchia, Natale Bertolini died in 2013  after a long illness. He had often appeared on these pages – back in 2007 for his 80th birthday celebrations – here, and of course any event involving chestnuts.  Natale Bertolini, was the maestro of all things chestnut, such as his famous Castagnaccio […]

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Autumn Festa In Barga Vecchia

Autumn Festa In Barga Vecchia

A day to savour the joys of a vibrant working community.

Sunday was the first roast chestnut event this Autumn held outside Aristo’s bar in Piazza Salvo Salvi – and once again, a perfect example of the community in action, and why we are so lucky to be able to live here. Seemingly out of nowhere, without a huge amount of organisation, wood for the fire […]

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Fish and chip festival (with a difference)

Fish and chip festival (with a difference)

Sarà ancora possibile mangiare qualcosa di buono? Da questa domanda nasce libro di Ilaria Bertinelli.

The annual fish and chip festival run by AS Barga at the Johnny Moscardini Football Stadium opened in Barga this week and as you can see from the images above – it is business as usual with large crowds attending and enjoying the event but this year there is something different in the air. For […]

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The Aristodemo’s in rehearsals

The Aristodemo’s in rehearsals

Anybody passing by the Barga Jazz Club last night would have heard the sound of a group of musicians battling with arrangements and melodies as they tried to put together a decent rendition of songs from at least 70 years ago. The Aristodemo’s were in rehearsals practising ready for next Sunday when they will be […]

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Mondinata with the Befana

Mondinata with the Befana

The Befana is already listening the children make their lists for the coming holiday season

On the very same day that Father Christmas decorations and figures started to appear in the Sunday market here in Barga (article here) the other protagonist for the Christmas season here in this area was also well in evidence this afternoon. Yes of course we are talking about the Befana. She was up at her […]

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barganews – GALLERY

barganews – GALLERY

images from and around Barga

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RAI, Geo & Geo and the Befana

RAI, Geo & Geo and the Befana

a TV troupe was here in Barga but they were not filming just yet.

It was a kind of open secret in Barga this morning but on many people’s lips were the words “RAI” and “Geo & Geo”, the programme on RAI3. Word in the piazza was that there was a RAI television troupe in the area filming Barga for a program on national TV. They were almost right, […]

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One of the great story tellers, Natale Bertolini is no more.

One of the great story tellers, Natale Bertolini is no more.

One of the great characters of Barga Vecchia, Natale Bertolini died last month after a long illness. He has often appeared on these pages – back in 2007 for his 80th birthday celebrations – here, and of course any event involving chestnuts.  Natale Bertolini, was the maestro of all things chestnut, such as his famous […]

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La storia dei vent’anni del Presepe Vivente di Ghivizzano Alto

La storia dei vent’anni del Presepe Vivente di Ghivizzano Alto

Come ogni anno è tornato, sabato 15 dicembre, l’appuntamento con l’ormai famoso “Presepe Vivente” di Ghivizzano Alto. L’edizione di quest’anno è, però, molto particolare, per vari motivi: intanto la manifestazione- dopo lo stop dell’anno scorso dovuto al maltempo-  compie vent’anni e poi nella giornata è stato inaugurato il primo lotto dei lavori di ristrutturazione della […]