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The Ciocco app presented at Festival d’Autunno

The Ciocco app presented at Festival d’Autunno

requires iOS 7.0 or later - compatible with Ipad, iPhone and iPod touch

Nel corso del Festival d’Autunno al Ciocco, domenica 20 settembre, verrà presentata ufficialmente l’applicazione “Il Ciocco App”. Strumento multimediale delle nuove generazioni per eccellenza, sarà disponibile gratuitamente in download per gli utenti Android e iOS e rappresenta un viaggio affascinante e intuitivo per coloro che desiderano visitare la Tenuta e il territorio della Valle del […]

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Tutti pazzi per i Landini

Una settimana sotto il segno dei motori e dei trattori Landini. Si chiuderanno sabato sera i festeggiamenti per i 130 anni del mitico marchio italiano che per cinque giorni hanno animato la tenuta del Ciocco.

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Il festival d’autunno al Ciocco

As Andrea Barbuti, responsible for Strategy and Planning at Ciocco quite clearly says in the short interview below (in Italiano) recorded last year at the first festival in the bright sunshine at the hotel on the hill overlooking Barga, the times are changing. The second Autumn Festival is now in full swing and will be open to […]

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The making of the Lego Polaroid Cameras

The making of the Lego Polaroid Cameras

Regular readers of barganews might have noticed over the last couple of weeks and those of you who follow what is happening on these pages via the social networks, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, foursquare and Instagram will have had without a doubt their inboxes and feeds flooded with images of Barga and brightly coloured […]

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Giuseppe Verdi – New Year concert at Ciocco

Giuseppe Verdi – New Year concert at Ciocco

Many of his operas, especially the later ones from 1851 onwards, are a staple of the standard repertoire. With the possible exception of Giacomo Puccini, no composer of Italian opera has managed to match Verdi's popularity.

To celebrate the 200 years since the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the Auditorium at the Ciocco hotel was standing room only this evening as more than 900 guests enjoyed the Annual Charity New Years Concert with all proceeds going to Amatafrica and their mission in Muhura, Rwanda. Not just an ordinary concert of music by […]

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22° Rally Il Ciocchetto 2013 – Sintesi Top-Ten

1. Ciavarella-Rombi (Ford Fiesta R5) in 29'15"83

E’ il massese Gabriele Ciavarella, in coppia con Alessio Rombi, sulla nuovissima Ford Fiesta R5, il vincitore del 22. Rally Il Ciocchetto, svoltosi nell’intera giornata odierna sulla classica lunghezza di dodici Prove Speciali, disegnate come consuetudine interamente dentro il comprensorio del Ciocco. RALLY IL CIOCCHETTO, 22/December/2013 1. Ciavarella-Rombi (Ford Fiesta R5) in 29’15″83 2. Michelini-Angilletta (Peugeot 207 S2000) a […]

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KTM riders stop off in Barga

KTM riders stop off in Barga

20 KTM motorbikes arrive in Piazza Angelio

A troupe of 20 KTM motorbikes roared into Barga Vecchia this morning and dismounted in Piazza Angelio for a well earned rest and replenish supplies before moving off once again later in the afternoon on the second leg of their tour of the mountains around the city. The bikes were all with number plates from […]

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Travel writers from around Europe visiting Ciocco

Travel writers from around Europe visiting Ciocco

a fresh input for tourism in this area

A busy day up at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort and Spa and the Ciocco Estate and Park as a large group of travel writers were enjoying the peace and quiet to be found up on the side of the mountains above Barga. They came from the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Russia to […]

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Festival di Autunno al Ciocco

Festival di Autunno al Ciocco VerdeAzzurroTv – Servizio di Abramo Rossi Interviste a: Andrea barbuti, Marco Bonini, Moreno Lunardi, Alessandro Adami, Piero Biagioni Riprese: Abramo Rossi – Francesco Mazzanti

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Festival di Autunno – La Piazza del Ciocco

Festival di Autunno – La Piazza del Ciocco

The first ever Autumn Festival is now in full swing

As Andrea Barbuti, responsible for Strategy and Planning at Ciocco quite clearly says in the short interview below (in Italiano) recorded this morning in the bright sunshine at the hotel on the hill overlooking Barga, the times are changing. The first ever Autumn Festival is now in full swing and will be open to the […]

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“Lands of Tuscany: The Serchio Valley” now available on line

“Lands of Tuscany: The Serchio Valley” now available on line

A new photography book on the Serchio Valley which was was presented last year in the Auditorium della Fondazione Banca del Monte in Lucca by the president of the bank – Alberto Del Carlo and the senatore Andrea Marcucci is now available on line on Amazon and in Kindle form The book features images by […]

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A piedi alla scoperta di una terra operosa e felice / 1

A piedi alla scoperta di una terra operosa e felice / 1

Da bambino mi soffermavo ad osservare le api e, ammirato per la loro operosità, mi ponevo una domanda: sono felici? Forse quella domanda era infantile, ma ancora oggi mi sorprendo di fronte ai segni di una simile operosità e la domanda torna a galla nella mia mente in circostanze particolari, sebbene la pronunci con qualche […]