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How far would you go for a good lunch ?

How far would you go for a good lunch ?

1200 kms too far ?

The ever energetic Paolo Gas has today really surpassed himself with what could only be described as the longest “just popping out for some lunch, dear ” as he and four of his regulars left the Paolo Gas Bar on the Fosso in Barga early this morning in search on a decent fish meal. Nineteen hours later they […]

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Jackpot – thieves in action during the night

Jackpot – thieves in action during the night

A rude awakening this morning for the owners of two local businesses in Barga as they opened their premises they found that somebody has already been working there at work during the night. Thieves broke into the restaurant Da Riccardo on the Fosso as some point earlier this morning and after emptying the till, then […]

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5th National meeting Celtic Supporters Club

5th National meeting Celtic Supporters Club

The Barga – Scotland connection might seem a bit less vibrant since the ” good old days” of the Scottish week held every year in Barga. Bagpipes have not been heard in Barga Vecchia for some time now but under a grey, miserable, heavy overcast sky this afternoon, Scotland was here and making itself heard once […]

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Rally cars on the Fosso

Rally cars on the Fosso

Sabato 10 maggio in collaborazione con il Bar del Paologas e Santini Federico Cleaning Service dalle ore 15:00 si terrà un esposizione di macchine da rally sul piazzale del fosso a Barga. Durante la manifestazione ci saranno dimostrazioni pratiche con le macchine da rally, alle ore ore 19:00 APERICENA su prenotazione sotto le mura del […]

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Barga Vespa Club – euro 500 donated to the GVS

Barga Vespa Club – euro 500 donated to the GVS

raising money for charity with the sound of the Vespa

The Barga Vespa Club would like to thank all the people who took part in the two initiatives over the Christmas period – the Christmas Market in December and the 7th annual torchlight motorbike and vespa procession which was held in January in Barga with dozens of bikes, vespas and mopeds taking part in the night […]

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Film Club

Film Club

It was a really great way to spend a cold February evening and watching the film in a mixed group added to the charm. I understood some of the spoken words although the dialect was fast but I am sure that in time, watching the movies in this way will only enhance the speed of learning Italian.

Last night was the first of our Film Club nights; Paolo Gas hosted the evening providing a light snack and home made popcorn at half time. It was a great evening shared with both locals and expats. We started the evening with a light snack enabling everyone to catch up as some of us only […]

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Ear infection, awards ceremony and vintage motorbikes

Ear infection, awards ceremony and vintage motorbikes

it was good to be able to support Paolo – well done our Champion!

Monday 4th November 2013 Friday was a stay at home kind of day, Charlie being one of the “Living Dead” didn’t surface until well after lunchtime and only then because I called him.  Mum and Charlie were leaving early in the morning so the whole day was spent resting and making sure the suitcases were […]

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Paolo Gas – secondo della categoria moto d’epoca classe 175

Paolo Gas – secondo della categoria moto d’epoca classe 175

silver medal

This morning anybody going into the Paolo Gas bar just outside the main gates of Barga Vecchi can admire the silver medal awarded yesterday in Milan to Paolo Marchetti. Riding his vintage Morini 175, Paolo has been putting the name of Barga right up at the top of the lists of the National Vintage bike […]

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4th National Meeting between Italian Celtic supporter clubs

4th National Meeting between Italian Celtic supporter clubs

The Barga – Scotland connection might seem a bit less vibrant since the ” good old days” of the Scottish week held every year in Barga. Bagpipes have not been heard in Barga Vecchia for some time now but under a grey, miserable, heavy  overcast sky this afternoon, Scotland was here and making itself heard […]

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3rd National Celtic Supporters Club meeting held in Barga

3rd National Celtic Supporters Club meeting held in Barga

They came into the city from Verona, Genova, Milano, Rome, Naples and Vicenza and this time they were not met by the DIGOS– the secret police who the first  year had heard that Scottish football supporters were converging on Barga and so turned up first to check just what was going on – this weekend […]

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The Salamanders live @ Bar del PaoloGas

The Salamanders live @ Bar del PaoloGas

05 August at 22:00 – The Salamanders live @ Bar del PaoloGas The Salamanders come together in 2009, inspired by the 17 year old guitarist and singer Noah Tortelli with his dream of forming a band able to perform his original compositions, heavily influenced by Ska and Reggae. The project begins to take shape with […]

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Il Bar del Paolo Gas vince il Cancellone

Il Bar del Paolo Gas vince il Cancellone

The contest has been long and hard fought as Cancellone 2011 came to a climax this evening after nearly a month of some pretty serious football. The final was between Trattoria Da Riccardo and Bar Paolo Gas, both establishments with a strong Scottish influence and both side by side on the Fosso just outside the […]