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Skiing with the Lake Angels at Abetone

Skiing with the Lake Angels at Abetone

I have to say skiing with the lads certainly improved my skiing for the day, I don’t think I have ever been so fast, what an adrenalin rush.

I certainly had a great time it is as if all of my birthdays have come at once.  Friday 14th for Valentines day,  Richard cooked a lovely three course dinner and absolutely lavished me with presents and attention so the weekend was set on its course, to be the best weekend of the year so […]

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3rd annual castagnaccio contest

3rd annual castagnaccio contest

The third annual Castagnaccio contest took place in Barga Vecchia this evening (the first contest 2010 can be seen here, 2011 is here ) In 2010 there were just 6 contestants fighting it out for the honour of preparing the best traditional castagnaccio – the classic sweet dish from this area made from chestnut flour. […]

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Lake Angels Christmas hampers on sale

Lake Angels Christmas hampers on sale

There have been numerous articles about the Lake Angels on this site for many years,  (most of which can be seen seen here ) One of their abiding interests has been with food and local food culture  and this is self-evident by the series of events that they have organised going back over the years […]

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Un 25 aprile a Sommocolonia con passeggiata e degustazione di vini e formaggi locali

Un 25 aprile a Sommocolonia con passeggiata e degustazione di vini e formaggi locali

Un 25 aprile diverso con due iniziative che quest’anno venivano proposte per la prima volta, ma che c’è da sperare vengano ripetute ed ampliate anche negli anni a venire. Si parla ovviamente del 25 aprile a Sommocolonia dove i Lake Angels avevano organizzato per oggi una degustazione di vini e formaggi locali e dove per […]

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Venticinque aprile in compagnia a Sommocolonia

Venticinque aprile in compagnia a Sommocolonia

La scampagnata del 25 aprile – tempo permettendo – quest’anno sarà d’obbligo a Sommocolonia. I Lake Angels e l’associazione ricreativa Sommocolonia hanno infatti preparato una giornata all’insegna della tradizione con degustazioni di vini e formaggi della zona per riscoprire il bello e il buono che ci circonda. I più pigri potranno raggiungere il borgo in […]

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Lake Angels – Degustazione Vini e Formaggi in Sommocolonia

Lake Angels – Degustazione Vini e Formaggi in Sommocolonia

The ever present Lake Angels in Barga are starting to make themselves known and felt outside the walls of the city. On the 25th April they have organised an event in Sommocolonia, the small village overlooking the city. As you can hear in the interview recorded today with Mario Milano, the spokesman for the group, […]

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2nd annual castagnaccio contest

2nd annual castagnaccio contest

The second annual Castagnaccio contest took place in Barga Vecchia this afternoon (the first contest last year can be seen here)  A year ago there were just 6 contestants fighting it out for the honour of preparing the best traditional castagnaccio – the classic sweet dish from this area made from chestnut flour. Twelve months […]

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Come cavarsela da soli: i consigli di Mauro Corona

Come cavarsela da soli: i consigli di Mauro Corona

E’ stata una di quelle serate che non ti puoi dimenticare quella trascorsa ieri sera con lo scultore, scrittore, appassionato di montagna Mauro Corona, organizzata dall’associazione Lake Angels al teatro dei Differenti. Intanto per la cornice di pubblico, con un teatro più che gremito di gente e con tanti estimatori di Corona che sono dovuti […]

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Lake Angels pyramid fire and Christmas tombola

The Annual Lake Angels pyramid fire took place in Piazza Angelio this afternoon. The Lake Angels have always been creative in their methods of raising money for Rwanda. They started a tradition last year with a new charity event and as usual there was a touch of ” something new” running right through the middle […]

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Lago Santo 2010 – lake angels on the prowl

So the earth spins round the sun, the seasons change and certain traditions once more are kept. One of the once yearly appointments which a group of people look forward to with a healthy mixture of trepidation and anticipation is the annual trek across the mountains out of Tuscany and into Reggio Emilio – the […]

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Italy 1 – New Zealand 1

If you had any doubt as to who was the better team, well, you’re a moron. Right at the 8th minute, New Zealand confirmed their favouritism and superiority with an expertly placed free kick cross that was met by a well-placed Smeltz who struck it home. New Zealand then proceeded to carry out their game […]

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Plumber celebrates 25 years in business

The Lake Angels are the group of local men who every August make a “pilgrimage” across the mountains behind Barga and out of Tuscany into Emilia-Romagna on their trek down to Lago Santo.  Their annual expeditions has been well documented on barganews (  articles here)  What has also been well-documented has been their gradual conversion […]