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Osteria Borgo 1 opens to the sound of Jazz

Osteria Borgo 1 opens to the sound of Jazz

“Cos'è il Jazz? Amico, se lo devi chiedere, non lo saprai mai. ” - Louis Armstrong

A new osteria opens its doors this afternoon in Barga Vecchia – Osteria Borgo 1 which can be found just at the entrance to Barga Vecchia at Via di Borgo 1. “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” ― Louis Armstrong Their logo on the window is a combination of a […]

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Holiday season in Barga – positive thoughts?

Holiday season in Barga – positive thoughts?

We asked one of the people who is in a good position to give a clear picture - Riccardo Negri of the L'Osteria in Piazza Angelio

As we move into the second week of July, it can probably be said without doubt that the holiday season is upon us, so what is the feeling in the city concerning trade and movement of visitors to Barga ? Has the late start to the season due to terrible spring and early summer weather […]

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A coffee in Barga Vecchia – could be difficult

Wednesday is gradually becoming a black letter day for residents and visitors to Barga Vecchia who would like to have a coffee at some point during the day. In the height of the  summer season, it is not really a problem finding a place to sit down and eat or enjoy a drink but during […]

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New winebar osteria Mordimi opens

New winebar osteria Mordimi opens

Recession ? what recession. Yet another new winebar/osteria opened up their doors this afternoon in Barga Vecchia. The new place to eat in Barga is called Mordini or Mordimi (depending on how you read the final n/m) and is based in Piazza dell’Annuziata as part of the Mordini Palazzo. Changing the “n” to an “m” […]

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Polenta and Ossi at L'osteria

Although there are a few visitors to Barga wandering through the piazza during the day, it has to be said that this time of year Barga Vecchia is still a pretty quiet place but you would not have thought so had you passed through Piazza Angelio last night. Riccardo’s L’osteria was full to bursting with […]

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No smoking – the penny finally drops

Italy has been a very different place since the 10th of January 2005. On that day the law was passed banning smoking inside bars and restaurants. (article here) Most commentators at the time expressed disbelief that the law would hold and that smokers would change their habits of a lifetime.