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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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Vertical vendemmia at Casa Fontana 2018

Vertical vendemmia at Casa Fontana 2018

Six years ago we published an article with the title – “Vertical vendemmia at Casa Fontana”  – we wrote then it would probably  need some explaining and as you can hear in the short interview with Ron Gauld recorded that morning in 2012 in the garden outside Casa Fontana in Barga Vecchia      There are some […]

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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. As you can hear in the short interview below with Ron, […]

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Casa Fontana: annual pig roast

Casa Fontana: annual 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 main star of the party was without a doubt, the […]

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Casa Fontana celebrates its first decade

Casa Fontana celebrates its first decade

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. Over the past ten years they have also won many awards for their “hands on” […]

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Vertical vendemmia at Casa Fontana

Vertical vendemmia at Casa Fontana

The title of this article “Vertical vendemmia at Casa Fontana”  probably does need some explaining and as you can hear in the interview with Ron Gauld recorded this morning in the garden outside Casa Fontana in Barga Vecchia,  there are some very good reasons why the grape picking was attempted  on a vine growing seven […]

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Casa Fontana voted in the top two dozen Italian B+B

Casa Fontana voted in the top two dozen Italian B+B

The very successful bed and breakfast establishment Casa Fontana run by Ron and Susi Gauld in Barga Vecchia are this evening celebrating  a very spectacular coup after their B+B  was voted in the top two dozen Bed and Breakfast and Inns in Italy by the website Trip Advisor. TripAdvisor.com is a travel website that assists […]

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Annual pig roast at Casa Fontana

Annual pig roast at Casa Fontana

The very successful bed and breakfast establishment Casa Fontana run by Ron and Susi Gauld in Barga Vecchia celebrated the start of the summer season this evening with a party in the gardens of the house for many of their friends here in Barga. The main star of the party was without a doubt, the […]

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Barga Beer almost ready for tasting

Barga Beer almost ready for tasting

Barga has had a history of connections with Scotland for over 100 years – clicking on the Scotland category here on barganews will bring up many, many articles illustrating stories concerning this steady stream of Barghigiani living and working  in Scotland. Then the tide started to change direction and stories have started to appear about […]

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Walk to Lago Santo – Ron Gauld

Walk to Lago Santo – Ron Gauld

  Now a regular feature of the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano hillwalking club) calendar, the Renaio to Lago Santo walk traces a trail used by shepherds moving their sheep from the low pastures and olive groves around Barga, to the high summer pastures on the slopes of Monte Giovo and Monte Omo.  Seven of us […]

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Casa Fontana opens in Barga

Casa Fontana opens in Barga

Casa Fontana, an historic 18th Century town house, within the mediaeval Barga Vecchia, close to one of the ancient gates to the walled city, has been renovated by a Scottish architect, to provide a comfortable family Pensione (B&B), with modern facilities and a sunny walled garden. There are 6 double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms […]