The Grape Harvest


Etymology September means grape harvest time; in Italy we call it vendemmia. Do you know where this word... Read More → The Grape Harvest

Mardi Gras Fritters


Their official Italian name is chiacchiere (which in Italian literally means chit-chat), but they have a... Read More → Mardi Gras Fritters

Eating Befana

Barga, Culture, Food|

Befanini, often called Befana, are typical biscuits in the Lucca area and there is a typical version from... Read More → Eating Befana

Barga in Cioccolato

Barga, Food|

On 7 and 8 December, Barga in Cioccolato, an event that has become a tradition in Barga and that wasn’t... Read More → Barga in Cioccolato

Castagnaccio: what it is and how to prepare it.

Barga, Food|

Given the interest in the chestnut article, today we will take a closer look at one of the many variants of... Read More → Castagnaccio: what it is and how to prepare it.

A local speciality: the chestnut

Barga, Food|

The chestnut is very important and much used in dishes in Barga and Lucca. It is a fruit that fed thousands... Read More → A local speciality: the chestnut

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