first published during
one of the old files from ARTCOMBER, 10
faces from Barga
a document of the last work by metalsmith
the gasman cometh....Paolo
a group of "everyday barga folk"
Giorgio painting Christmas decorations by candlelight ?
VICENDE E LUOGHI DI BARGA By Ivo Moriconi
- Voted Miss Barga
2000 ...........Voted Mr.Barga 2001
No article about Barga could be complete without the presence
The very strange story of ice blocks falling from the skies
the Barga barber
Pop into Aristodemo
Casciani's bar for a virtual glass of red wine
San Sebastiano rubato nella chiesa di San Felice.
A chance encounter between the barganews photographer -
O'Connor and one of the worlds most photographed female
faces, a crisp bright winters day in Tuscany, and the wonderful
backdrop of medieval Barga all add up to a remarkable series
of images....Welcome Barbie to Barga
in Barga 2000
Traditional street market in Barga
Avete visto questo
pallone? The missing NIKE football stolen from Holland
turns up in Barga
Ist April 2000
and the new helmet laws now come into force in Italy
5th April 2000
- the new hypermarket at Gallicano opens its doors , how
many shops in Barga will still be in business by 5th April
Subbuglio - the party to celebrate the birth of a new newspaper
- Alien dogs sighted in Barga ??????
April - Parco Kennedy gets a face lift
- mystery photo's ...who are they ??
- Festa della Repubblica - Parco degli Alpini
The fight to save the village is now
on, read the latest news here plus don't miss the Frank
Viviano article on the Sommocolonia story which was
on the front pages of the worlds press in July - "Buffalo
Soldier - Lt. John Fox" ( in English )
- POPI (Gonnelle Giampiero) rings the duomo bells each day
at midday ( images )
- LE COZZE ?
- The yearly trip up the mountain to Lago Santo, how
many survived ?
23rd August -
The one and only SACCO site
- Rickie, Marzio and Italo ( table full of glasses, no funds
- NO WINE
- for many people what happened on 28th April 1945 was a
national tragedy - Black shirts are still a fashion article
September - Settimana Scozzese/ Scottish week
a week of events to celebrate the historic links between
Barga and Scotland
15th December -Not just one but TWO grand musical events
this week in Barga: Live
in Barga 2000 and the Incredible Christmas Concert featuring
the by now world famous song "YUPPY DU"
- La Befana comes to Barga
December - Presepe Vivente
Santa comes to Barga ( hang on, this is getting a bit
complicated.....Befana/Santa ? )
January - La Befana comes to Barga (part2)
January 2001 - "nobody ages at the table"
old italian saying ....is this true? (Virtual Postcard 350
KB download takes only a minute or so)
February 2001 -the colours of carneval brighten up the
streets of giardino
Ist March 2001
- Snow falls on Barga (including 4 virtual postcards)
2001 - Giuliana Waterson makes her big entrance to the
8 April 2001
- The Barga Band struts their stuff and blows their horns
2001 - Music.Lab.2000
2001 - Bi-ligual spray art comes to Barga ?
Ist May 2001
- Voted Mr.Barga 2001
2nd May 2001
- One of the reasons why Barga is such a special place ...books
5th and 6th
May 2001 - The Bell Ringers National Meet in Barga
7th May 2001
- Comune of Barga website defaced
2001 - Stile Gnome leaves Barga on the first leg of
his round the world trip...next stop Prague
19th May 2001 - every
time the inhabitants of Barga Vecchia walk past a carved
face they do something very strange with their hands...........why?
MAY 2001 - Sport for all
25th MAY 2001
- APE - they changed the face of Italy, but just what are
they? and what do they sound like?
26th MAY 2001
- SCOOTER FEST 2001- over 200 scooters roar into Barga
MAY 2001 - Antiques Market in Barga Vecchia
2001 - Musiclab 2000 - music, music and yet more music
2nd June 2001
- Festa della Repubblica - Music, choirs, balloons, speeches
9th June 2001
- Serata Disney at Fornaci di Barga
June 2001 - 1st Trophy Domenico Palandri - 25 Anniversario
della nomina a Proposto di Barga - Don Piero
2001 - Raduno Nazionale Bianchina Garfagnana - small
2001- the chewing gum problem comes to barga vecchia
July 2001 - "Sounds of Barga" - a free contest
- you could win the complete barganews site on CD
2001 - The start of the "Il Castello in Festa"
July 2001 - step inside the Puccini wine Cellars in
Barga Vecchia - 3D postcard
2001 - 40 images from the carpark in construction below
Barga Vecchia by the barganews staff photographer, O'Connor.
2001 - What happens when a wandering out of work knife
grinder turned musician meets the local police force?
2001 - The standing stones of Barga make news in the
2001 - Porcini, the wild mushrooms of the area
first published during
April 2002 - Silvano Togneri - "Yuppy Du"
comes once more to Barga Vecchia. THIS TIME WE HAVE MP3
files for you to listen to!
22nd May 2002
- FIAT 500 - not just a car but a way of life
12th June 2002
- Images from inside the Abazia di San Zeno in Pisa last
night for the opening of the exhibition of Fabio Carrari
21st July 2002
- Gioco del Bracciale - 500 year old game played with heavy
wooden spiked gloves and a heavy leather and wood ball.
2002 - six of Barga's finest cross the mountains to
spend some time sipping at the world famous Oktoberfest.
2002 - a degree in mechanics and lateral thinking needed
to assemble one of those "easy assemble units"
2003 - The illuMINATI arrive in