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Aristo’s – M’illumino di meno

12th February is the National Saving Energy Day, “M’illumino di meno” which is held each year in Italy where people try out various systems that visibly show that they are attempting to save energy. That evening the lights that normally illuminate many national monuments in Rome and Milano will be switched off to “highlight” this […]

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Roast Chestnuts at Aristo's

This weekend was held the first roast chestnut event of the season outside Aristo’s bar in Piazza Salvo Salvi – once again, a perfect example of the community in action, and another example of just why we are so lucky to be able to live here. Seemingly out of nowhere, without a huge amount of  […]

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La Festa di San Giuseppe – frittelle

Today is Father’s Day in Italy, well almost, it’s the Festa di San Giuseppe – St. Joseph’s Day. Traditionally in this area the fathers get to eat frittelle, or even better – frittelle di riso- fried rice fritters and maybe polenta made with chestnut flour, castagnaccio -a cake made from chestnuts or if they are […]

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Roast chestnuts in Barga Vecchia

Sometimes some of the tricks that life plays on us seem very hard to understand. This morning Barga woke to the news that somebody ended their life yesterday by jumping from the high bridge which joins Barga Giardino and Barga Vecchia.

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La Festa di San Giuseppe

Today is Father's Day in Italy, well almost, it's the Festa di San Giuseppe – St. Joseph's Day. Traditionally in this area the fathers get to eat frittelle di riso- fried rice fritters and maybe polenta made with chestnut flour, castagnaccio -a cake made from chestnuts or even if they are lucky, necci con ricotta […]