The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / percussion), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) and special guest Fabio Di Tanno on d.bass
O Sarracino, Renato Carosone – A great song and still greater performance by Renato Carosone and Gegè Di Giacomo. Written in 1958 by Carosone and Nisa, the “Sarracino” – etymologically “Saracen” is a nickname for a handsome, dark-haired guy, a rogue every woman dreams of, with curly hair and a suntanned face. At first Carosone […]
On the wall of the terrace behind the coffee house, is a stone plaque which records the meeting, on August 3, 1897, of two famous personages of the Italian Risorgimento, Antonio Mordini from Barga and Matteo Renato Imbriani. On the plaque are inscribed the following words of Giovanni Pascoli, who also frequented this historical coffee […]
Grazielle Cosimini reads the poem La Befana by Giovanni Pascoli
Giovanni Pascoli – La Befana Viene viene la Befana vien dai monti a notte fonda. Come è stanca! La circonda neve, gelo e tramontana. Viene viene la Befana. Ha le mani al petto in croce, e la neve è il suo mantello ed il gelo il suo pannello ed il vento la sua voce. Ha […]
Presentation this afternoon in Palazzo Pancrazi in Barga Vecchia of the book on Giovanni Pascoli by Antonio Corsi. Included the presentation to a packed room was the intervention of Professor Giovanni Falaschi of the University of Perugia and Professor Umberto Sereni of the University of Udine, in addition, of course, the author of the book Antonio […]
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” […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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
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. […]
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 […]