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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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Castagnaccio from Barga

It is close to the time of year when you can shortly start to see small columns of white smoke coming out of various place in the chestnuts wood surrounding Barga. Once upon a time you would have seen many of the mysterious looking signs of life in otherwise deserted forests – the smoke in […]

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Roast Chestnuts at Aristo's

This weekend was held the first roast chestnut event of the season outside Aristo’s bar in Piazza Salvo Salvi – once again, a perfect example of the community in action, and another example of just why we are so lucky to be able to live here. Seemingly out of nowhere, without a huge amount of  […]