Jazz Festival 2013 in Barga (Lucca)

Barga Jazz Festival 2013 is entertained  in Barga, ( in Garfagnana area of Tuscany, province of Lucca). From August 17 to 31 the city of Barga is not only jazz music: there is an arrangement and composition game for jazz orchestra, concerts, masterclass, a contest denominated Barga Jazz and “enojazz” that  represents wine tastings accompanied by jazz music!

Edit in 1986, BargaJazz Festival arrives at XXVII edition and it should be the perfect opportunity to visit this delightful town situated between the Tusco-Appennine hills and the magnificent Apuan Alps. Barga exists from the early Middle Ages (VI-VIII centuries), it is surveied by a castle and defended by the city walls. Some steep and restricted streets lead up to the cathedral at the top of the hill, with beautiful panoramas over the town and surrounding valley.

Barga Jazz Banner

Barga Jazz Banner

Calendar of events

August 17 – 9 pm Stefano Onorati Trio plus Francesco Bearzatti

August 18 – 5 pm Barga in Jazz: music in the streets and squares of the centre of Barga with Magicaboola Brass Band and more.
6 pm – Opus Duo in Duomo di S. Cristoforo
9.30 pm Note Noire

August 19 and 20 – Barga Jazz Contest 2013 (for emergent bands)

August 21 Tonolo – Tchakerian – Birro

August 22 – Impermanence Dance Theater: improvisation of music and dance with musics of Nicolao Valiensi

August 23 and 24 – XXVI International contest of composition and arrangement for jazz orchestra. Barga Jazz Orchestra directed by Mario Raja with special guest Pietro Tonolo presented by Michela Lombardi

August 25/26/27 – Jazz for Dinner in the restaurants of the city centre.

August 28 – Arrighini – Bassi Duo

August 29 – Jacopo Martini Quartet feat Mirco Mariottini

August 30 – “Sonata di Mare” Project

August 31 – Barga Out Jazz… Enojazz Night: concerts and wine tastings in the squares of the city centre.


[Photo Credits: Adrian Fagg]

Information and reservations

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Tuscany in September: the capital of 2013 UCI World Road Championships



UCI Road World Championships in Tuscany

Do you remember when we introduced Tuscany Active few weeks ago? We announced you that one of the reasons why we were opening this section of the blog was the fact that the 2013 World Road Championships is going to be operate in Tuscany from September 21 to 29, 2013 and we will be present to update you. So it’s time to tell you something more about these World Road Championships!

Tuscany will present a road World Championships for the first time in 2013 even with the fact that has a long cycling tradition and that it is the country of origin of some of the greatest cycling names of all times (just consider about Gino Bartali, Fiorenzo Magni and Gastone Nencini in the past times and Mario Cipollini, Michele Bartoli and Paolo Bettini in the last generation of cyclists). In addition, we can’t forget to mention top women cyclist from Tuscany, for example Fabiana Luperini conquered the women’s Giro d’Italia four times and the Tour de France three times.


[Photo Credits: hippydream]

The thirteen itineraries that will influence cyclists to Tuscany are part of the history of Italian cycling and will show the world some of the most important, artistic and beautiful cities of our Region: from Florence to Lucca, from Pistoia to Montecatini Terme, from Fiesole to Prato, cyclists and fans will enjoy the Tuscan countryside rich in naturalistic and architectural treasures. Various events will be established to pay tribute to Tuscany’s great cyclists and to enjoy its territory.

The 2013 World Championships will incite to spread the message of cycling as a lifestyle, saving energy, protecting people’s health and the conditions and fight the battle against pollution.


Pinocchio, the mascot

The mascot of the event is Pinocchio, the worldwide popular puppet created by Carlo Collodi, a Tuscan writer of XIX century. The Pinocchio of 2013 World Road Championships is completely different from the original one: this one looks like a cyclist and brings a helmet under his left arm to remember everyone that safety is always a imperative.