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Casa Fontana: annual end of season pig roast

Casa Fontana: annual end of season pig roast

The first bed and breakfast in Barga, Casa Fontana opened its door to its guests in 2004. Since then Casa Fontana has pioneered the way for many other bed and breakfast establishments in this area to follow in their footsteps

The very successful bed and breakfast establishment Casa Fontana run by Ron and Susi Gauld in Barga Vecchia celebrated the end of their summer season this evening with a party in the gardens of the house for many of their friends here in Barga. The inclement weather, with mist and low clouds and the occasional […]

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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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2 minutes of slow life in Barga Vecchia

music by the Aristodemo's

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The Aristodemos play the Villa di Riposo Pascoli

The Aristodemos play the Villa di Riposo Pascoli

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) and of course - Leo Gnesi on double–bass

Once again the annual party for the residents, staff and friends of the Villa di Riposo Giovanni Pascoli had a musical content supplied by the Barga swing band – The Aristodemo’s. The band came together a decade ago when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), Leo Gnesi (contro bass), and Andrea […]

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The Aristodemos play Piazzette 2019

The Aristodemos play Piazzette 2019

The Aristodemo’s were in Barga Vecchia this evening to give their musical touch of authentic Italian swing to the Piazzette 2019

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar), Leo Gnesi on double–bass PLUS plus special guest Rossano Emili ( sax ) The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), […]

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Heavy rain in Barga

music by the Aristodemo's

summer storm in Barga Vecchia – music by the Aristodemo’s

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Elisa Restaurant opens in Barga Vecchia

Elisa Restaurant opens in Barga Vecchia

Elisa - Bar & Ristorante

Piazza Annunziata is one of the first piazzas that visitors to Barga come across when coming into the city for the first time but is generally perceived as a kind of transit piazza as people are moving further into the city towards the larger piazzas of Piazza Angelio and Piazza Salvo Santi. But now there […]

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The Aristodemo’s play Piazza Angelio

The Aristodemo’s play Piazza Angelio

The Aristodemo’s were in Piazza Angelio this evening to give their musical touch of authentic Italian swing to the proceedings as the election campaign 2019 came to a close.

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar),  Leo Gnesi on double–bass The band came together in the winter of 2009 when local musicians Alessandro Rizzardi (mandolino), Keane (Percussioni), Fabio Guazelli (chitarra), Leo Gnesi (contro bass), and Andrea Gonnella (cantante) found each other […]

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25th April celebrations in Sommocolonia

25th April celebrations in Sommocolonia

Festa della Liberazione - The 25th April is the day that Italy commemorates the liberation of the country by Allied troops in the Second World War.

The celebrations for the 25th April took place not just in Barga but also included for the eighth year running, “the liberation walk” up to Sommocolonia via the old mule track. Once again, a huge participation this year with people almost queing up at one point to go up the track. A fine day with […]

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The Aristodemos play The Locanda (for the last time)

The Aristodemos play The Locanda  (for the last time)

Francesco Piacentini and Giulio Turriani's project finally came to a close after almost five years

Piazza Annunziata is one of the first piazzas that visitors to Barga come across when coming into the city for the first time but is generally perceived as a kind of transit piazza as people are moving further into the city towards the larger piazzas of Piazza Angelio and Piazza Salvo Santi. Back in 2014  all that changed […]

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M’Illumino di meno 2019 – Da Aristo

M’Illumino di meno 2019 – Da Aristo

A bicycle with dynamos attached to the rear wheel was connected up to a red light over the heads of Barga Swing Band - The Aristodemo’s.

1st March 2019  is the National Saving Energy Day, “M’illumino di meno” which is held each year in Italy when people try out various systems that visibly show that they are attempting to save energy. The campaign was launched by the Italian radio programme Caterpillar in 2005 and seeks to reduce private and public energy […]

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