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Andrea Guzzoletti and the #loveproject

Andrea Guzzoletti and the #loveproject

Standing in the background this weekend in the deserted 13th century church in the long-deserted (and now slowly gentrifying) village of Isola Santa, rising like a ghostly medieval wraith over a lake deep in the forested Apuan Alps was the figure of the Barga musician, Andrea Guzzoletti. He was there to add his particular form […]

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#loveproject – wooden structures rise

#loveproject  – wooden structures rise

The plan is to place two paintings from each of us in five of the most important piazzas of Tuscany’s five most important cities: Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and Lucca. Anyone who wants them can take them away, at no cost. Absolutely free. - Keane and Fabrizio Da Prato

With less than two weeks to go to the presentation of the #loveproject in the 13th century church in the long-deserted (and now slowly gentrifying) village of Isola Santa, things are starting to take shape. Today work started on building the large wooden structures which will be need to house the 100 paintings by Fabrizio […]

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The midday bells ring out once more

The midday bells ring out once more

after a gap of a few years, the bells ring out over Barga again

One of the ancient traditions of Barga has been renewed, much to the delight of inhabitants of the city – it is the ringing of the bell in the Duomo to let people know that midday has arrived. There is always the sound of the bells at twelve o clock but this is rung by […]

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Shamrock Irish pub opens in Barga

Shamrock Irish pub opens in Barga

Back at the start of this year (full article here) we wrote the following: Riccardo and Adele at the trattoria Da Riccardo have been keeping their customers contented and well fed for over a decade but this evening they served their last dish as Riccardo and Adele have now officially retired. Their mix of menus which have catered […]

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Road to Shousha – Stefano Tommasi & Stefano Elmi

Road to Shousha – Stefano Tommasi & Stefano Elmi

In November 2014, Stefano Elmi, reporter and Stefano Tommasi, photo-reporter were on assignment to Tunisia “Following the immigration trail” – article here . They published their second article here   “Shousha is a transit camp. We are not refugees. We are not asylum seekers. We don’t know more who we are” Roland (Liberia) since 2011 in […]

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Enojazz at Villa Libano – into the home straight

Enojazz at Villa Libano – into the home straight

Only the strongest will survive.

This year the Barga Jazz Festival is not just the usual 7 day event but is now covering a series of events over a two week period. For the musicians playing in the jam sessions until 2 or 3 in the morning, each morning at the Villa Libano, it has now become a show of […]