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The distinctive aroma of fish and chips has been wafting through the Italian town of Barga every summer since the early 1980s.

Now in its 40th edition, the Sagra del Pesce e Patate is back in full swing this year as Covid restrictions ease.

At its heart, is a celebration of the long-standing link between this Tuscan town and Scotland which goes back many years.

Many emigrants at the start of the 20th Century and between the two world wars left Barga and the hills around it to start a new life further north.

It is a connection which sees the town proudly declare itself the most Scottish in Italy.

Many Italians who emigrated to Scotland ended up selling either ice cream or fish and chips.

And, while one of those dishes was already well-known around the peninsula, there was more mystery about its deep-fried counterpart.

Mr Mori said the festival began as a way of allowing those who had never left Italy to sample the dish that many of their countrymen and women produced.

It also benefited from the influx of fish fryers from right across Scotland to Barga every summer.

The festival will be held next month, Sept 10- Sept 11 2022




https://www.e-borghi.com/en/ev/festival/lucca/barga/September-09-2022/2209/barga-scottish-weekend.html#:~:text=Barga Scottish Weekend - from saturday,in Barga%2C Lucca [Festival]


This looks fun and unique :flower:


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There's a town near the humber called Grimsby who has literally built itself on fish and chips :laughga: the whole place is SWARMING

Elton John has a song about it

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