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The spectacular Carnival of Viareggio in Tuscany

The carnival season is coming to an end, but there is still time to get to know one of Italy’s most famous celebrations: il Carnevale di Viareggio. The story of the renowned Carnevale di Viareggio is far less famous than the event itself. It all began in February 1873, when a group of young gentlemen … Continued

Carnival temptations

In Italy we have sweets and cakes for every occasion. Whether we have to honor a patron saint or the remembrance of an olden battle, we have plenty of greedy treats to celebrate it properly. The Carnevale is one of those festivities and everything must be rigorously fried. So forget your diet and guilt, and … Continued

Carnevale veneziano: vi presentiamo la Bauta!

A Venezia il periodo del Carnevale era (ed è) il momento più adatto per i travestimenti e le mascherate. L’Arte dei Mascareri (mascherai) aveva un proprio statuto, chiamato la Mariegola, conservato nell’Archivio di Stato di Venezia e risale al 1436: con il doge Francesco Foscari, la festa di Carnevale diventa un’occasione che si ripeteva ogni … Continued

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