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Gelateria in Barga Vecchia celebrates first year

Gelateria in Barga Vecchia celebrates first year

This weekend the Gelateria in Barga Vecchia celebrated their first year in business with free ice cream for all their local customers. As you can hear in the short interview below with Matteo Lunardi, it has been an “interesting year” for the new owners who did not expect the huge amount of customers during the […]

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Italians refuse to give up their ice-cream amid the belt-tightening

Italians refuse to give up their ice-cream amid the belt-tightening

As Italian ice-cream makers flock to Rimini for a convention sales show that despite the debt crisis few have given up gelato Italians facing up to job losses, rising prices and austerity budgets are cutting back on their traditional long holidays and leisurely lunches. But as the nation’s ice-cream makers meet this week for their […]

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Gluten free icecream on sale in Barga

Gluten free icecream on sale in Barga

There have been a number of great leaps forward for people in this area suffering from Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, in the last couple of months. In October last year there was a stand at Barga Cioccolata specially set up by the Associazione Italiana Celiachia sezione MediaValle e Garfagnana with the Chef, […]