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Castelnovo di Sotto Carnival. 128th edition

Piazza Prampolini and neighbouring streets

Castelnovo di Sotto (RE)

The Castelnovo di Sotto Carnival, the most important in the province of Reggio Emilia, is characterized by traditional parades with carnival floats and masked bands; it derives from the culture and civilization of the agricultural world, and its typical mask is the "Castlein".

The creation of paper-pulp carnival floats is a true art form, on which the local artisans work all year.

The event is an opportunity to visit neighbouring towns and villages, the "Carnival Mask Museum", and also taste the typical local specialties.

Date: the event will be held on Feb 23, 2014, Mar 02, 2014, Mar 09, 2014

Event timetable: 2.30 p.m.



February 23
2.30 p.m. - parade, dancers, folk band from the town of Vignola (MO), clowns

March 2
2.30 p.m. - parade, Band and Majorettes “LQ MONTESINA” from Santa Maria a Monte (PI)

March 9
2.30 p.m. - parade, Carnival Motor Show, “I MARAKATIMBA”: band of 15/20 percussionists with South American and African music
4.00 p.m. - proclamation of the Carnival Banner winning float and prize-giving for floats and masks

Opening of the Mask Museum in the Town Hall (Saturday 3.00 - 6.00 p.m.; Sunday 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.).
Photographic exhibition "Images of Castelnovo di Sotto Carnival" in the Mask Museum.

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: €6

Free entry: for children under 13

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Office Reggio Emilia
Via Farini, 1/A - 42121 Reggio Emilia - Phone: ++39 0522 451152 - Fax: ++39 0522 436739
Weekday timetable:

Monday-Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.; 2.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Weekend timetable:

9.00 a.m. - 12.00

By Reggio Emilia editorial staff (Feb 24, 2014)


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