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Carnival Parties in Emilia-Romagna 2018


From Piacenza to Rimini the squares and streets of Emilia-Romagna will be colored with confetti and paper tinsel with a series of events dedicated to Carnival celebrations.

Let’s start from the top of our region with Piacenza and the Zobia (10-11 Feb.) a traditional carnival with late medieval origins, simple but full of irony.

In the area near Reggio Emilia we can instead admire the parade of allegorical floats of the Carnival of Castelnovo di Sotto (28/1-18/2) where among huge papier-mâché floats, the typical “Castlein” local mask and lots of good food, you can enjoy a perfect carnival celebration.castelnovo di sotto carnevale

We move on now to Ferrara where we find two interesting parties: the Carnival of the Este (8-12 Feb.) in the historic downtown of this Este city and Cento Carnival of Europe (28/1 – 25/2) which since 1600 has been proving every year why it is an internationally recognized event.

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Next it’s down to Bologna which offers a series of Carnival celebrations in its province: the Carnival of Pieve di Cento (4-18 Feb.), the Historic Carnival of Decima (11-18 Feb.), the Carnival of San Pietro in Casale (11-18 Feb.) and the Historic Carnival Persicetano (4-11 Feb.).

In Imola we discover the Carnival of Fanta-vehicles (11 Feb.) where, like every year, we can be delighted by the creative vehicles made for this occasion!



Now let’s look at Romagna:

The Carnival in Ravenna (31/1-11/2) is full of events for the whole family, with allegorical floats and interesting workshops for making colorful masks.

Rimini will host Color Coriandolo (11-13 Feb.) with a big party in Piazza Cavour with masks, dancers, acrobats and jugglers.

In Forlì, we discover instead the Civitellese Carnival (11 Feb.) an ancient tradition, which brings joy and colors to the entire Val Bidente, drunk with the smell of wonderful Romagna sweets…”castagnole”, “frappe” and “tagliatelle” of Carnival!

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