Piazza Annunziata is one of the first piazzas that visitors to Barga come across when coming into the city for the first time but is generally perceived as a kind of transit piazza as people are moving further into the city towards the larger piazzas of Piazza Angelio and Piazza Salvo Santi.
Back in 2014 all that changed as there were people queueing up from the main gate of Porta Reale, all trying to get into the piazza to join in for the grand festa that was taking place to celebrate the opening of a new restaurant with Francesco Piacentini and Giulio Turriani at the helm situated under Palazzo Mordini (that article can be seen here )
The Aristodemo’s were there to give their musical touch of authentic Italian swing to the proceedings as a huge crowd of interested people surged into the piazza as The Locanda di Mezzo opened its doors for the first time.
Giulio Turriani speaking (in Italiano) outside his new premises in Barga that morning in 2014
This afternoon the Aristodemo’s were once more playing an acoustic set at the Locanda di Mezzo but for the very last time as Francesco Piacentini and Giulio Turriani’s project finally came to a close after almost five years.
The Locanda di Mezzo will be open for just one more week and then next weekend they will shut the doors and move on to other projects.
All the articles about the Locanda in Barga Vecchia over the past five years can be seen here