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20 minute video of Barga in 1973

20 minute video of Barga in 1973

just how much has changed over the decades and how much has remained more or less the same

The Università degli Studi di Firenze has just published an extremely interesting video which for many reasons is of great interest to Barga and surrounding area. It is a digital rendering of images shot on Agfa 2S film back in 1973. Although the title of the short 20 minute video is “A Barga col Pascoli” […]

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Dov’è finito il carro d’oro del funerale di Giovanni Pascoli?

Dov’è finito il carro d’oro del funerale di Giovanni Pascoli?

What ever happened to Giovanni Pascoli's golden funeral carriage?

An article published this Sunday in the “La Nazione” newspaper, by the writer Vincenzo Pardini  posed a question that concerns the Barga area closely:  “What ever happened to Giovanni Pascoli’s golden funeral carriage?”  Indeed, as Pardini writes in his piece, years ago, Gualtiero Pia had already raised the doubts in a note that he had […]

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i vincitori del 4° Premio di Poesia Giovanni Pascoli

E’ stata “L’ora di Barga” ad aprire l’atto finale del premio di poesia Giovanni Pascoli. La straordinaria interpretazione di Graziella Cosimini ha aperto la cerimonia di premiazione dell’evento giunto quest’anno alla quarta edizione.- video by NoiTV

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Education Minister Giannini visits Barga

Education Minister Giannini visits Barga

The Education Minister, Stefania Giannini was on an official visit to Barga this morning for the celebrations for the completed renovations to the house and museum of the poet Giovanni Pascoli at Castelvecchio Pascoli. She toured house to see for herself the renovations then continued on to the official event at Palazzo Pancrazi which was today […]

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Pascoli arrives on Cape Verde

Pascoli arrives on Cape Verde

Three of the original, and now very rare barganews.com t-shirts featuring the face of Giovanni Pascoli, are this week very visible on the island.

Barganews.com has been on line since 1996 and one of the first things that we ever did was to publish some of the poetry written in this area by Giovanni Pascoli – CANTI DI CASTELVECCHIO More than a century ago, in early 1906, the fifty-year-old Giovanni Pascoli succeeded his ailing mentor Giosuè Carducci as Professor […]

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Riaperte le cantine del Pascoli

The cantina at Casa Pascoli is reopened and the vendemmia takes place

CASTELVECCHIO PASCOLI – Inaugurate le cantine recuperate a Casa Pascoli. Cominciate la vendemmia per produrre il vino del Pascoli 2014. – video by NoiTV

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Alessio Boni vists the Bellany exhibition

Alessio Boni vists the Bellany exhibition

The Italian actor Alessio Boni was in Castelvecchio Pascoli last night for the “A night with Giovanni Pascoli”, dedicated to John Bellany. Alessio Boni reads Giovanni Pascoli. At the piano Bruno Canino. Casa Pascoli 9.15 p.m. Castelvecchio Pascoli, Barga, Lucca. This morning he was in Barga Vecchia to see for himself the John Bellany exhibition. […]

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Food in the poetry and prose of Giovanni Pascoli

Food in the poetry and prose of Giovanni Pascoli

food is the exhibition’s organising principle, just as it is in the contadino world: the fulcrum of rural seasons, the essential link between the peasant and the land.

An Exhibition by Angelo Pellegrini – La Chiesa del Santissmo Crocifisso, Barga Vecchia July 12-August 31, 2014 For more than half a century, Angelo Pellegrini has been wandering the Apuan ridges and Apennine meadows of the Garfagnana. Along the mountain roads and trails, he took thousands of striking, often poetic photographs, both in color and […]

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Il Secolo XIX parla di Barga

Il Secolo XIX parla di Barga

Apprezzabili anche altre delizie gastronomiche, da ritrovare magari il fine settimana del 7-8 dicembre 2013 per la mostra mercato della castagna a Castelnuovo e per la cioccolata a Barga

“SE FOSSE stata la Toscana iconica non mi sarebbe interessata”. Parola di Terence Conran, celebre guru londinese del design con uno stile inconfondibile, che ha appena trasformato un piccolo villaggio di collina da comprensorio agrituristico sportivo in un luxury resort residenziale, il Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco. Un team di otto designer internazionali ha vissuto qui, […]

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Sandra Rigali exhibition takes Pascoli to Chicago

Sandra Rigali exhibition takes Pascoli to Chicago

paintings on view in Chicago until 2014

At 5:30 this afternoon local time an exhibition opens in Chicago, USA which will include paintings from the Barga artist Sandra Rigali. Not only are there images from Barga and this area included in the exhibited paintings but also the words from one of Barga’s most illustrious sons – of course we’re talking about the […]

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Giovanni Pascoli poetry in German

Giovanni Pascoli poetry in German

When was the last time you heard a poem from Pascoli in the German language?

Two years ago in October 2011, we published an article (here) concerning an organised group of visitors here in Barga from Berlin, Germany . In a short interview with the organiser of the group Birgitt Claus which can be heard below, she mentions that the people on that trip were precisely the type of visitor that […]

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A piedi alla scoperta di una terra operosa e felice / 1

A piedi alla scoperta di una terra operosa e felice / 1

Da bambino mi soffermavo ad osservare le api e, ammirato per la loro operosità, mi ponevo una domanda: sono felici? Forse quella domanda era infantile, ma ancora oggi mi sorprendo di fronte ai segni di una simile operosità e la domanda torna a galla nella mia mente in circostanze particolari, sebbene la pronunci con qualche […]

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