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Carnevale a Ravenna 2018

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Masked parades and workshops to celebrate the most colorful party of the year

Various venues of city centre

Ravenna, Marina di Ravenna (RA)

The Carnival in Ravenna has always been full of events, entertaining all the family: the traditional float along the streets near the Loggetta Lombardesca and in Marina di Ravenna, the party at the Artificerie Almagià, the workshops dedicated to the masks curated by The House of Marionettes and much more.

And, as the Italian saying goes, "Carnevale presto impazza, tutti quanti nella piazza!" ("Carnival soon whoops it up, everybody's in the piazza")

Date: the event will be held on Jan 31, 2018, Feb 04, 2018, Feb 10, 2018, Feb 11, 2018

Event timetable: see programme


Wednesday, 31 January
40th Ravenna Carnival
Carnivalesque evening | At 8.45pm
Palazzo Rasponi Dalle Teste - Piazza Kennedy, 12
Memories and news will teach you about the origins of the carnival, with Cristina Mazzavillani Muti, Romano Valentini, Dora Moroni, Giannantonio Mingozzi, Granco Gàbici, Fausto Donzellini, Antonella Bresson.
Frizzi, lazzi e tutti pazzi: poems and carnivalesque scenes
With Mauro Benedetti, Cristina Capitani, Claudio Donati, Giulia Plazzi and the guest star Maria Letizia Rullo, the international champion of the SINNY Dance ballet and sports dance school.
Free admission, all the events will be held in Italian

Sunday, 4 February
La Stagione Dei Piccoli 2017/18
Zanubrio Marionettes in Cose da Lupi (Wolves’ things)| At 11am
Luigi Rasi Theatre - via di Roma 39
Theatre show with objects (the show will be held in Italian), suitable for children from 4 to 10 years old:

40th Carnevale Dei Ragazzi Città di Ravenna
Forty years between nostalgia and phantasy | 2pm to 5pm
Via di Roma and Viale Santi Baldini
Float in which all the parishes of the city take part: the best costumes will be awarded prizes

Dopo Vieni al Museo: Geroglifici al Museo | At 4.30pm
Ravenna National Musem - Via San Vitale, 17
Playful trail and workshop about hieroglyphics, suitable for children from 7 years old. The participation is free, but booking is compulsory while seats last. Book via e-mail:

Saturday, 10 February
Almagià in Festa - Le Arti Della Marionetta
Il Pifferaio Magico | At 5pm
The pied piper, a musical tale, suitable for children from 4 years old (the event will be held in Italian).
Pricing: 7€; concession 5€. Family ticket: 2 adults + 2 children 20€; third child 1€ (free if younger than 3 years old)
Info: 392 6664211. Email:;

Sunday, 11 February
The Mad Hatter | At 10am
The House of Marionettes - Vicolo Padenna 4/a
Carnival Workshop curated by Michela Bellagamba
Admission-fee: 5€.
Info: 392 6664211. Email:;

40th Carnevale Dei Ragazzi Città di Ravenna
Forty years between nostalgia and phantasy | 2pm to 5pm
Streets and squares in Marina di Ravenna
Float in which all the parishes of Ravenna take part: the best costumes will be awarded prizes

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: admission fee for some events. See programme

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Information Service (Ravenna city centre)
Piazza San Francesco, 7 - 48121 Ravenna - Phone: ++39 0544 35755 - 35404 - Fax: ++39 0544 546097
Weekday timetable:

8.30am - 7pm

Weekend timetable:

9.30am - 5.30pm

By Ravenna editorial staff (Feb 04, 2018)

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