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Castelnovo di Sotto Carnival. 129th 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 villages, the "Carnival Mask Museum", and also taste the typical local specialities.

Date: the event will be held on Feb 01, 2015, Feb 08, 2015, Feb 15, 2015, Feb 22, 2015, Mar 01, 2015

Event timetable: 2.30 p.m.


February 1 - I Parade
2.30 p.m. - parade, clowns, participation of the music folk band Luganiga Band from Lugano (Switzerland)

February 8 - II Parade
2.30 p.m. - parade, participation of La Banda del Passatore from Brisighella (RA), entertainment on stilts

February 22 - Parade
Parade, clowns, masked floats, masked bands, clowns, participation of Gruppo Folcloristico Pavullese from Pavullo nel Frignano (MO)

March 1 - Parade
2.30 p.m. - parade, clowns, masked floats, masked bands
4.00 p.m. - proclamation of the Carnival Banner winning float and prize-giving of floats and masks; travelling entertainment.

Every Sunday
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.).

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: €6

Reduced fee: €5 (to be downloaded at the website

Free entry: for children under 13

Information and Booking Centre

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

Monday-Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.30 - 6.00 p.m.
from July 27 to August 22, 2015: Monday-Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Weekend timetable:

9.00 a.m. - 12.00; closed until August 23, 2015.

By Reggio Emilia editorial staff (Feb 20, 2015)

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