Arte In Sala In May of this year, Riccarda Bernacchi and Lucia Morelli wrote as their introduction (article here) to the presentation of the new menu at the Locanda di Mezzo – a menu should tease the senses, especially smell and taste. however, when artworks and artistic photographs of mouthwatering dishes are added, sight becomes involved as […]
The quietest time of the year but today the Piazza Annunziata was brimming with people as the first “La Grande Sete” - "The Great Thirst" took place
Here is briefly how “The Great Thirst” works: today at the Locanda di Mezzo they set up a private party, uncorked some large bottles of wine, cooked some food and invited guests to join in. To participate the guests had to bring a Magnum, Jeroboam or Methuselah bottle of wine. The historic convention for naming […]
The Barga Pop Tarot paintings by Keane based on the Tarot cards of Marseille restored by Philippe Camoin and Alexandre Jodorowsky which were installed in the Locanda di Mezzo during 2016
The installation of work by Keane opened in June of 2016 at the Locanda di Mezzo in Barga Vecchia (article here) and since then there has been steady stream of visitors to view the room and the large oil paintings on the walls but what has always been asked for is more information on the […]
The Italian Winemakers’ Cult - Is the best way into the world of Italian wine with farmers who say things like “our work is to enter the rhythm of the planets”? By Danielle Pergament
A huge article in the New York Times this week concerning biodynamic wine making in Italy which according to the article is becoming more and more prominent among a small cohort of Italian winemakers. The province of Lucca now has many winegrowers and farmers practising biodynamic farming. Biodynamic farmers manage their farms including fields, woods, […]
... de maddè boia de maddè guarda lui lì ma de bello figo vieni vì...
Canzoni d’autore, satira, poesie, concetti insaporiti dal salmastro labronico. I licantropi sono anche questo. Testi “ sconci “ o conciati, per dipenger concetti e vissuti di vita vera . Tanto per non per non rimanerci male dell’accaduto, perche’ tanto prima o poi con certi fatti e misfatti << ci deve avè a che fa’ >> […]
There was a lot of interest in Barga Vecchia a week ago as some of Livorno’s finest creative people were involved in a video being shot in various places round the city (article here) The musical project, Maudites Dames comprising Azzurra Tanzini – voce and Francesco Coppedè – contrabbasso were being directed, cajoled and moved around the city […]
For the first time in Barga in Piazza SS. Annunziata, the Locanda di Mezzo with the collaboration of jai events invited people to the Silent Disco.
A silent disco or silent rave is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via a radio transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the participants. Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the […]
Back in May of 2014 there was movement in the Piazza Garibaldi in Barga Vecchia with a photographer and various models being photographed up against the yellow wall of the Palazzo Balduini. Each day a different model – it was hard for the casual observer to work out just why they are being photographed as it […]
Giulio Turriani and his staff at the Locanda di Mezzo decided to give the Easter weekend in Barga Vecchia an added burst of energy – live music in the piazza from The JoZenFeel – Zeno Marchi on guitar, Giuseppe Venturi on bass and Filippo Galli on drums. I JoZenFeel nascono sul divanetto del Barga Jazz Club, nel freddo Febbraio del 2013. Di tante estrazioni musicali diverse, la loro musica […]
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Piazza Annunziata is one of the first piazzas that visitors to Barga come across when coming into the city for the first time but is generally perceived as a kind of transit piazza as people are moving further into the city towards the larger piazzas of Piazza Angelio and Piazza Salvo Santi. All that changed […]
It has kind of been hidden .... maybe hidden is not the correct word to use, overlooked would probably be more in keeping, but one of the finest piazzas in Barga Vecchia has finally coming to its own and can be seen and enjoyed in all its glory.
Piazza Annunziata is one of the first piazzas that visitors to Barga come across when coming into the city for the first time but is generally perceived as a kind of transit piazza as people are moving further into the city towards the larger piazzas of Piazza Angelio and Piazza Salvo Santi. Yesterday evening all that changed as […]