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Fireworks, lentils, lanterns, sparklers and champagne

Fireworks, lentils, lanterns, sparklers and champagne

There can be no doubt that Italy is deep in the throes of the world recession  but this evening all that was forgotten as the residents of Barga celebrated the end of 2012 and the start of what will hopefully be a more financially secure 2013. The restaurants in Barga Vecchia were all full to […]

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Superheroes in Barga ?

Superheroes in Barga ?

The Scacciaguai restaurant in Barga Vecchia was full of interesting people this evening. Maybe interesting is not quite the correct word to describe them  …… just one look at the gallery of images below should be enough for our readers to come up with another adjective …. A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) […]

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Cenone di San Silvestro: tra tutto esaurito e ultime occasioni nei ristoranti barghigiani

Cenone di San Silvestro: tra tutto esaurito e ultime occasioni nei ristoranti barghigiani

Andamento altalenante per il cenone di fine anno nei locali del comune di Barga. C’è chi già registra il tutto esaurito da tempo e chi invece ha ancora qualche posto libero. Si va da una disponibilità limitata a chi ancora ha da offrire diversi tavoli, ma non è detto che anche i posti vuoti non […]

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Not all the restaurants shut – Scacciaguai responds

Not all the restaurants shut – Scacciaguai responds

The article which was published yesterday entitled “Something to eat in Barga Vecchia ? – not today“,  caused a considerable amount of polemic here in the city with two distinct sides being taken. One side taking the view that the fact that all the bars in Barga Vecchia were shut at the same time  should […]

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Pranzo Bavarese allo Scacciaguai

Pranzo Bavarese allo Scacciaguai

Puntata numero due per il “Pranzo bavarese” allo Scacciaguai in via di Mezzo, l’appuntamento con la cucina etnica (quella europea però). In tanti non si sono lasciati scappare l’occasione di gustare alcune tra le ghiotte e saporite specialità della Baviera accompagnate da musiche originali della Baviera e da cameriere in costumi tradizionali, ma anche dagli […]

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Bargajazz 2011 picks up speed with Quintorigo

Bargajazz 2011 picks up speed with Quintorigo

The Barga jazz Festival 2011 changed gear and picked up speed this evening with a rousing concert in the Teatro dei Differenti by the band from Emilia Romagna – Quintorigo. The five members of  Quintorigo have been on tour for most of this year presenting to the public their latest disc – English Garden. Ironic […]

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Barga Jazz 2011 – Gabriele Mirabassi – Marco Cattani Group

Barga Jazz 2011 – Gabriele Mirabassi – Marco Cattani Group

The 24th Barga Jazz Festival opened in Barga this evening with the Marco Cattani Group at the Teatro dei Differenti performing “Le città e la memoria” (Cities and Memory), written by Marco Cattani, featuring the internationally renown clarinet virtuoso, Gabriele Mirabassi. Taking its inspiration from “Le città invisibili” (Invisible Cities), by Italo Calvino, this work […]

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Jazz for Dinner at Villa Moorings

Jazz for Dinner at Villa Moorings

Jazz for Dinner was the opening salvo in this year’s Barga Jazz Festival which previewed this evening with a joint venture between Ristorante Scacciaguai and the Barga Jazz Festival at the VillaMoorings Hotel. Three Lower Colours – Marco Tamburini on trumpet, Stefano Onorati  on pianoforte and Stefano Paolini on drums. L’evento “jazz for dinner”, organizzato […]

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Concert as Scacciaguai celebrates 3rd year

The Scacciaguai restaurant in Barga Vechia celebrated their third birthday this weekend in style with a party that started in the afternoon and continued right through the evening and into the next day. On the menu was a standing buffet for the guests followed by an evening meal but the real special dish on offer […]

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The Beagles first outing at Scacciaguai

As we published in an article two years ago – after  a long wait as renovations took place ….  the new restaurant Scacciaguai opened the doors for business and started what we then said , would be a long history in Barga Vecchia. The inaugurazione  took place to the sound of music and that tradition […]

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Scacciaguai restaurant expands

As Barga regenerates, renovates and moves further into the 21st century some changes to the structure and fabric of the city bring out different reactions from different people. Some like the changes and applaud them when they happen, others dislike the “new” and think that they should not have been changed and yet still others […]