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Moving a 4 metre long table out of Barga Vecchia

Moving a 4 metre long table out of Barga Vecchia

The Galleria Marzocco finally shuts its doors.

Gianfranco Selmi has been one of the central people for the cultural life of the city for many years. His Galleria Marzocco in Barga Vecchia after a long and distinguished run is finally this month closing its doors to the public. All of those antiques and paintings are now in the process of being moved out […]

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Moving large objects in Barga Vecchia

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On the hottest day of the year, time to think about the winter?

On the hottest day of the year, time to think about the winter?

So it has been a very long hot summer with temperatures in the mid 30’s for most of July and August, with high humidity making it feel hot and sticky and rain only putting in an brief appearance just twice in those two months. Today was the kind of day that makes you think about […]

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One Ape accident is not news, two might just be

One Ape accident is not news, two might just be

Over the years on this site we have written about and photographed the three wheeler Ape which trundle around this area many, many times. They have featured in articles  – how to drive an Ape, a design fault in most of the old apes,  a special edition Ape The Piaggio Ape (pronounced “ah-peh” – Italian […]

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Emma plays the Fiera del Cassone in Lucca

Emma plays the Fiera del Cassone in Lucca

Emma e gli Aristodemo’s were the main musical attraction at the 3rd annual Fiera del Cassone this afternoon in Lucca. For those who have never been to or heard of a Fiera del Cassone – all the attractions are situated on the backs of Ape and other commercial vehicles all decked out for the occasion […]

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Stacking wood and a hidden toad

Stacking wood and a hidden toad

The weather forecast is predicting that a summer heatwave is just two or three days away but once again it’s time to think about the oncoming winter and get that wood supply sorted out and stacked up ready for when the weather is not so “user friendly”. A combination of high gas prices, a certain […]

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Furniture moving in Barga Vecchia

It sometimes comes up in conversation, generally the question coming from new visitors to Barga, just how on earth do you get large objects like furniture through the small and steep streets of Barga Vecchia and into the narrow doors of most of the houses? The answer to the first part of that question is, […]

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Carlo Sacco remembered

Carlo Sacco remembered

Some commentators have likened Barga Vecchia to a kind of open air theatre with the residents of Barga all having a walk on part. One of the main actors in this play very sadly walked off stage for the final time one year ago today. Carlo Sacco who had an accident in his Ape unfortunately […]

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Moving 200 year old furniture in Barga Vecchia

Visitors to Barga often comment on the beauty of the steep narrow twisting stone streets in Barga Vecchia and then in their next breath more often than not, wonder out loud just how on earth things moved around inside the old city. Small cars can navigate with some careful driving through two of the main […]