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Ancient Carnival celebration - 57th edition

Historic downtown and town streets

Civitella di Romagna (FC)

This ancient Carnival celebration, which precedes the beginning of Lent, appeared in the records of the municipal archives of Civitella as early as 1688. However, it seems that the festivities are a tradition which started many years earlier.

Historian Addis Sante Meleti reports that in 1702 the Pope, considering the festivities inappropriate, prohibited Carnival celebrations across the entire country.

Nevertheless, Carnival never went out of fashion, even during the most difficult historical periods of the region. From 1718 to 1720, for example, it was revived after a long hiatus even though at that time the Romagna region was severely tried by famine and the passage of foreign troops.

The Carnival Association modernized the celebration in 1961 by doing the first edition of what has become, in recent years, the most anticipated event in Val Bidente.

Date: the event will be held on Feb 11, 2018

Event timetable: from 3.00 pm on


From 3.00pm, Music with I Brillanti Sparsi and traveling show with I Pataca d'la Petrela.

For the children, spectacle of giant soap bubbles and the Paul and Helen Show.

Food stands, entertainment and folklore shows complete the event.

Entrance: free entry

Free entry: free admission for children

In case of bad weather the event will be postponed to the following Sunday.

The detailed program can be consulted on the fb page dedicated to Carnevale Civitellese.

Information and Booking Centre

Civitella di Romagna's Municipality - Culture Office
Viale Roma, 19 - 47012 Civitella di Romagna - Phone: ++39 0543 984326
Weekday timetable:

From Monday to Friday: from to 12.30am, Tuesday and Thursday from 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Weekend timetable:


By Turismo Forlivese editorial staff (Jan 28, 2018)

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