THERE ARE MANY EVENTS OF THE CARNIVAL IN ITALY. HERE IS A LIST OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARTIES NOT TO BE MISSED.
CARNIVAL IN ITALY: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARTIES NOT TO BE MISSED
We know Italy is great and there are certainly many other festivals and ancient traditions that celebrate Carnival. But there are some that certainly can’t be lost. Here is a list of the most beautiful and famous carnivals to attend.
In Veneto. One of the most famous and appreciated carnivals in the world, with ancient origins and the most suggestive and magical atmosphere in the world.
In Tuscany. The Viareggio carnival is considered one of the most important carnivals in Italy, Europe and the world. The floats, which are the largest and busiest in the world, parade along the sea promenade. The main theme of the event has always been satire, political and social.
In Piedmont. Certainly the most particular in Italy, famous for the Battle of Oranges, highlight of the entire event; in order not to be targeted by launches, the custom is to wear a red cap in the audience
In Sicily. A huge popular festival with very ancient origins, dating back to the end of the 500. Floral floats are the true feature of this carnival together with the parade of papier-mâché floats, finely crafted works that give their show through thousands of light bulbs and lights, movements spectacular and ever-changing sets during performances. They are the only wagons in the world to use similar lighting systems and mechanical and hydraulic movements.
In Emilia Romagna. The event has become an important folkloric event, thanks to the twinning with the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro. A Cento the float parades, cross the historic center several times accompanied by musicians and masked figures engaged in colorful choreography. And among the features of this carnival there is also the launch of inflatables and stuffed animals from the floats towards the spectators, the so-called “revenue”.
In Marche. The characteristic element of the carts is satire. The first round is the presentation of the wagons which, guided by the baby , advance along the avenue accompanied by music and choreography.After the first round the second begins, “the jet”, which attracts the greatest number of people, and which consists of a parade with the launch from the carts of candies, chocolates and sweets. Finally, at the end of the day, there is the most suggestive tour, the one of the “luminaria”. To accompany the float parade there is a procession with various kinds of masks that interact with the audience, dancing and dancing.
A trento in trentino alto adige. Atmospheres of other times are breathed with dances in period costume, nineteenth-century music, torchlight procession and fireworks.
The allegorical wagons are conceived, designed and built in the months prior to the festival, involving many locals from the first preparations. The carnival opens, with Peppe Nappa’s chariot at its head. From that moment, the wagon of Peppe Nappa, marching through the streets of the city, began to distribute wine and sausages prepared on the grill for the duration of the carnival, until the last evening of Shrove Tuesday, accompanied under the famous notes of musical anthem, is given at the stake in the square accompanied by fireworks.
In Lazio. In the province of Viterbo. Every year this country is preparing to celebrate this magnificent event with a great participation for costumes, masks and folkloristic events.
In Puglia. Putignano offers the longest Carnival ever, in fact it begins on December 26th, St. Stephen’s Day and ends on Shrove Tuesday with the evening parade and the carnival funeral. The characteristic mask of the event is called Farinella and owes its name to the homonymous dish of Putignano, As in all Carnivals, even in this event the masks are the protagonists along with the fanciful papier-mâché floats, the magnificent parades that run through the city streets that are the beating heart of the many events related to the Carnival.
In Sardinia. This carnival is famous for its famous masks. The Mamuthone is in fact the most famous of the carnival masks on the island. Dressed in skins, he carries heavy and noisy cow bells on his shoulders.The face is hidden behind a pear wood mask, “sa visera”, as fascinating as it is disturbing.
Carnival of Satriano
In Basilicata. This carnival has a name ” The Forest that Walks “. and it is an ancient, unusual folk festival, with men dressed in trees: the Rumìta, which start in the woods and reach the village. Walking through the streets, there are knockers at the doors of the houses with the frùscio, a ceremony that traditionally brings good luck, and they receive gifts and food in return.