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Work starts on renovating Porta Reale – Barga Vecchia

Work starts on renovating Porta Reale – Barga Vecchia

Today is the 4th February and we should really be right in the middle of the coldest time of the year but believe it or not, it is 16° outside…

Per la Santa Candelora se nevica o se gragnola

Per la Santa Candelora se nevica o se gragnola

Many Italian proverbs, especially regarding the weather, are associated with this day. One of the most popular sayings is, “Per la Santa Candelora se nevica o se gragnola, dell’inverno siamo…

New BARGA bar and cafe opens in Paisley Scotland

New BARGA bar and cafe opens in Paisley Scotland

25 New Street Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland is the address of the new venture which opens its doors last night featuring wood fire pizza ovens,  industrial design interior with a hefty dose…

Niente doppio tramonto – once again no double sunset

Niente doppio tramonto – once again no double sunset

The double sunset from outside the Duomo in Barga Vecchia. This is when the sun drops down behind the mountains and then shines through the natural arch of the Monte…

I  giorni della merla – the days of the blackbird

I giorni della merla – the days of the blackbird

The last days of January are known as “days of the blackbird” in Italy, denoting the coldest days of the year. In some cities, it’s called i tre giorni della…