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La Gelateria 0583/723360 opening hours: 7:30/24:00 language spoken: inglese  and italiano Gelateria e Bar seating: 24 esterno 10 all’interno    

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Theobroma la Cioccogelateria al gusto jazz

Theobroma la Cioccogelateria al gusto jazz

As we reported back at the start of spring this year (article here) , Theobroma la Cioccogelateria opened in Barga with large crowds who attended the opening of their new venture. In these difficult times it is always a positive experience to welcome a new business in Barga Vecchia. Theobroma the ice-cream and chocolate shop […]

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Theobroma la Cioccogelateria celebrates 8 years

Theobroma la Cioccogelateria celebrates 8 years

Their first 8 years with a mixture of live music, chocolate and orange gifts to the public and a selfie contest

As we reported back at the start of spring this year (article here) , Theobroma la Cioccogelateria opened in Barga with large crowds who attended the opening of their new venture. In these difficult times it is always a positive experience to welcome a new business in Barga Vecchia. Theobroma the ice-cream and chocolate shop […]

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Scottish newspaper article – early ice-cream parlours likened to vice dens

Scottish newspaper article – early ice-cream parlours likened to vice dens

Some early 20th-century ice-cream parlours were likened to vice dens. It was the moral panic of the early 1900s, born largely of institutional racism, bigotry and fear of the evils of ice cream.

Back in July of last year in Palazzo Pancrazi, the book “La via della Scozia” by Nicoletta Franchi was first presented to the public (article here) The book had as it’s central subject matter the emigration of Barghigiana and Lucchese to Glasgow, Scotland during the late 1800′s onwards. In November 2013 Nicoletta Franchi visited Glasgow […]

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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 […]