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Music outside Aristo’s with Giuliano Nardi

Music outside Aristo’s with Giuliano Nardi

autumn sounds in Barga Vecchia

Giuliano Nardi Giuliano Nardi who has featured on barganews  many times over the years was once again outside Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia this afternoon with his fisarmonica – the accordion. The accordion is a portable box-shaped musical instrument of the hand-held bellows-driven free-reed aerophone family, sometimes referred to as a squeezebox. A person who plays the accordion is called […]

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Accordion at Aristo’s

Accordion at Aristo’s

There is snow on the ground once again around Barga as we move out of January and into February, traditionally the coldest months of the year in this area but there is always some warmth to be found in Barga Vecchia at Aristo’s. It has to be said that there are very few people around […]

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Accordion, red wine, castagnaccio and mondine

Just last week we published an article bemoaning the fact that November is gradually becoming one  of the worst months of the year for services in Barga Vecchia (article here) In the article we talked in negative terms about how in the height of the summer season, it is not really a problem finding a […]

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Bostonians 12th visit to Barga

Joyce from Boston USA, on her 12th visit to Barga, was in Barga Vecchia this afternoon with 20 of her compatriots for a short visit to the Museum up at the Duomo. From there they gradually moved down the steep steps of Barga Vecchia and took a well earned rest outside of Aristos in Piazza […]

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Biadina co' pinoli and the accordion

Biadina or sometimes known as “biadino”  is one of those drinks which were invented generations ago,  reached a peak of popularity and then kind of disappeared as tastes changed and people moved away from highly alcoholic beverages,  aperitif  and digestivi.  It can still be found in bars in Garfagnana and the Barga area  but these […]

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Trophy for Giuliano Nardi and his fisarmonica

Giuliano Nardi and his fisarmonica who have featured on barganews  many times over the years was awarded a trophy this morning in Palazzo Pancrazi by the the Mayor of Barga, Marco Bonini in recognition of his unfailing devotion to making music with his fisarmonica – the accordian. The accordion is a portable box-shaped musical instrument […]