From the barganews archives we republish article from 4th October 2010:
The news started to filter through the city just after midday today and by three ‘o clock it was no longer a rumour but was now the truth – Aristodemo Casciani who just recently celebrated his 86th year on the planet, died this morning in Barga hospital.
He was taken to hospital just a week or so ago after a fall during the night and never really recovered since. Today at midday he finally left this world a much poorer place for his passing.
Aristo was the rock on which Barga Vecchia depended upon. His bar was the unofficial cultural centre of Barga.
Aristo has appeared many, many times on barganews – in fact he has his own category here on the site, his own comic strip DA ARISTO here and even a group playing Italian swing from the 30;s, 40’s and 50’s named in his honour – Emma e gli Aristodemo’s here
Click on the link below for a short recording of Aristo playing the bottles in his bar during June 2001
His funeral will be on Wednesday at 3.30 pm at S.Francesco
painter and photographer - started barganews.com, the first on line news site in Tuscany, Italy back in 1996