As we have already published in other articles, the annual San Rocco fair brings thousands of people flooding in to Barga.
One of the attractions is the street market with hundreds of stalls lining the streets of Barga selling everything from the traditional San Rocco goods such as melons, onions, garlic, sweets, pots and pans to the more exotic articles such as small green iguanas, African drums, silk kimonos and Chinese medicines.
During the day local musicians keep the crowds entertained but in the evening its time for some serious stuff.
The roads are blocked off, tables are put out and a huge carpet laid out on the road where once were parked cars and the evening festa begin as Giovanna and the Antonio Menza Orchestra who have been playing in Barga every year for many years (article from over ten years ago here) take to the stage to entertain the crowds.
The music was still playing at 1 am this morning
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