A society wedding in Barga this weekend as the owner of the Hotel Villa Moorings, Beatrice Salvi finally said yes to Riccardo Viglione, son of the eminent Doctor and author, Prof. Arturo Viglione*.
The celebrations had already started the day before as Barga Vecchia filled up with Super Heroes (article here) but the following day it was time for the more serious event.
Their choice of church, San Francesco although smaller than the Duomo proved absolutely the right choice as although the hundreds of guests could not all fit in to the church for the service, the covered courtyard outside provided shelter for the inclement weather and was the perfect setting for the refreshments on offer to the guests once the happy couple exited from the church – something which would have been impossible at the Duomo.
The wedding party then moved on to the recently renovated Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort and Spa but not before the car containing the newly married couple was stopped on the bridge between Barga Vecchia and Barga Giardino.
The main road was blocked by a table in the middle of the road and a white tape stretching across the road stopping all traffic from passing.
It was only once Riccardo and Beatrice had cut the tape, opened a bottle of sparkling wine and raised a toast to the city were they (and the traffic held at a standstill) allowed to pass on their way.
The party then continued at Il Ciocco Resort and Spa with a banquet for nearly 250 guests who celebrated until well into the next day.
Apparently it was only after the kitchens were reopened at 4 am for a final pasta of aglio, olio and peperoncine did the last of the guests finally leave the hotel
All of the staff of giornaledibarganewswish the happy couple of all the best for the future.
* La trama di Il tarantismo. Studio clinico della malattia che per secoli aveva sconfitto i medici – his latest book just about to published – we will be interviewing Prof. Viglione about this book later on this month.Una edizione postuma (1736) del trattato “Lucae Tozzi Medicinae”, nell’insolito capitolo dedicato alle malattie endemiche, rivolge una particolare attenzione al “Morbus Tarentinus”, considerato nel XVIII secolo endemia propria della Puglia e soprattutto di Taranto e del Salento. L’autore propone la traduzione delle pagine di Tozzi e indaga sull’argomento presentando notizie cliniche più ampie e approfondite. Ne traspare una profonda ammirazione per i medici che, in tempi così lontani da noi, si dedicavano con solerzia a studiare i Tarantati e a curarli, anche se immancabile era la loro sconfitta.