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Barga Vecchia once again shut for business

Barga Vecchia once again shut for business

Any visitor arriving in Barga Vecchia this morning will have found no restaurants open to the public. For a city hoping to base a good part of its future on sensible tourism, this is not a good message we are giving out but this problem needs to be talked about and resolved

For the past eight years we have been publishing a story every November (and then again every February)  bemoaning the fact that in Barga Vecchia at certain times during the winter months it is very difficult to get something to eat or even on the odd occasions, almost impossible to get a cup of coffee. As you can see from […]

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Difficulty in finding a coffee in Barga Vecchia?

Difficulty in finding a coffee in Barga Vecchia?

Hopefully this will be the last time that this article will have to be published on barganews – somebody please, please take note and lets start discussions about this problem.

Every November for the past six years we have been publishing a story pointing out that the bars and restaurants in Barga Vecchia all seem to shut at the same time and getting something to eat or even just a coffee in the city becomes very difficult or on certain days, even impossible. Last year […]

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Arrivederci Italia, Old Friend

Arrivederci Italia, Old Friend

The following just popped up on the net. It is republished here in full as the man has a way with words and has a clear understanding of just what it means to spend time in Barga. Lots of people say they’d like to take a break from work. But precious few do. This site […]

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A coffee in Barga Vecchia ? – 3 years later – no change

A coffee in Barga Vecchia ? – 3 years later – no change

Exactly one year ago this week we published an article (here) bemoaning the fact that it was impossible to get a coffee in Barga Vecchia on a Wednesday. In fact we published the same kind of article in 2008 as well (here) so it’s not a new phenomenon but has been documented for at least […]

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Barga Spoke by Khara Bromiley

Occasionally you find a place that speaks to you through all your senses. Barga was precisely such a place for me. Visually every view was an artist’s dream come true. Colours old and new blended in rainbow hues. Buildings stacked in a mind bending array. Alleyways whisper their secrets from times long past, as they […]