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La scomparsa del il maestro Luigi Roni

La scomparsa del il maestro Luigi Roni

E’ con grande tristezza che annunciamo la morte di Luigi Roni, Presidente e Direttore Artistico del Serchio delle Muse.

Luigi Roni era nato a Calomini nel comune di Vergemoli (Lucca) il 22.2.1942. Alla fine degli’anni ’50 per seguire le lezioni di canto a Lucca, andava a piedi dal suo paese fino alla stazione ferroviaria di Mologno per 10 anni, riuscendo poi a diplomarsi all’Istituto Boccherini. A venti due anni ha vinto il concorso Adriano […]

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Corona Virus – Italian flags unfurled in Barga

Corona Virus – Italian flags unfurled in Barga

the message is clear - down but not out

As the numbers mount up and the lockdown over the whole of Italy starts to take over daily life – the Barghigiani who are now forced to stay in their houses are showing that they will not be beaten and are now showing their defiance and pride by flying the flag. This afternoon the Italian […]

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Work begins on the aqueduct in Barga Vecchia

Work begins on the aqueduct in Barga Vecchia

Work is continuing on the Parco Kennedy which has seen better days and was starting to look a “little shabby”

Volunteers from the Pro loco started work on clearing the Parco Kennedy a couple of years ago – article here. “Le Donne di Barga per Barga” – “The women of Barga for Barga” repainted the wrought iron gates leading to the park which are now a shiny bright green colour matching the new Parco Kennedy […]

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Edicola Poli opens in via Mordini

Edicola Poli opens in via Mordini

The limit on people congregating due to the coronavirus has meant that there was no official opening ceremony this morning so the new Edicola Poli opened this morning in via Mordini without speeches, cut ribbons and applause but open they did – business takes place, the world carries on.

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Carnevale in Barga

Carnevale in Barga

Carnevale - carnival (often spelled Carnaval) the festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party

Carnival (often spelled Carnaval) is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations, which mark an overturning of daily life. […]

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Casa Fontana – Creative Writing course and Writers’ Retreat

Casa Fontana  – Creative Writing course and Writers’ Retreat

The first bed and breakfast in Barga, Casa Fontana opened its door to its guests in 2004. Since then Casa Fontana has pioneered the way for many other bed and breakfast establishments in this area to follow in their footsteps

The winter season is gradually coming to an end and things are starting to move here in Barga.  Some people are even looking further forward –  the very successful bed and breakfast establishment Casa Fontana run by Ron and Susi Gauld in Barga Vecchia, for instance is already gearing up towards the end of the […]

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Geoff Collins-White – The Cockney Song at Da Aristo’s

Geoff Collins-White – The Cockney Song at Da Aristo’s

Geoff Collins-White – The Cockney Song at Da Aristo’s        

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Italo Calvino – invisible cities – Porcari -Fondazione Lazzareschi

Italo Calvino – invisible cities – Porcari -Fondazione Lazzareschi

Ci sono libri che entrano nella nostra vita, una, due, tre e poi chissà ancora quante volte.  Devono insegnare, dire qualcosa. Ci aiutano a vedere e vivere il mondo con occhi diversi. È stato così per Le città invisibili di Italo Calvino

Quando, nel 2018, abbiamo parlato di #intercultura con i ragazzi della scuola media, abbiamo pensato al modo in cui l’uomo crea legami e ci è venuto in mente che la #CITTÀ è il luogo per eccellenza dell’incontro e dello scambio. Abbiamo quindi preso a prestito l’opera letteraria di #Calvino e quella, architettonica, di #Hundertwasser e […]

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Why Vatican might accept married priests

Why Vatican might accept married priests

article by Frank Viviano

In the lengthy chronicle of the Roman Catholic Church, the resignation of Benedict XVI has no close precedent. It is highly improbable that the pope acted unilaterally, in response to feebleness or aging. Nothing short of profound crisis could have brought matters to this dramatic turn – and nothing short of a dramatic nod to […]

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Barga Vecchia – February monthly market

Barga Vecchia – February monthly market

Every month we publish a series of images from the market held in Barga every second Sunday in the month. Some months there is a good influx of people, some months less. In amongst the usual Barbie dolls, bric a brac, Mussolini busts and religious icons, this month some new people are now arriving to […]

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The first swallows of spring arrive in February ?

The first swallows of spring arrive in February ?

The swallows and swifts in Barga are an annual feast visually and aurally with their coming heralding the arrival of spring and their leaving for the warmer climes of far away Africa, the rather dismal foretelling of the approaching winter.

Today is the 6th February and it’s been an unseasonably warm and sunny day and just to add to the odd feeling that maybe just maybe the worst of the winter is behind us – this afternoon flying  around the Duomo were three swallows or swifts  Normally they arrive in Barga much closer to Easter but this […]

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Alessandro Manfredini to present authentic cuisine in USA

Alessandro Manfredini to present authentic cuisine in USA

Chef Alessandro Manfredini headlines the WPSU Connoisseur’s Dinner and Auction on Feb. 8

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For chef Alessandro Manfredini, it was a job in a pizza shop about 35 years ago that inspired his life’s work, and the Italian chef will soon share a sampling of his authentic cuisine with central Pennsylvania. “I started working as a pizza chef in a small hotel in Barga,” said […]

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