Carnivals in Europe originated in Italy. Many centuries carnival, folk festival under the open sky, accompanied by numerous masquerades, theatrical games, solemn street processions, is the best tradition of the Italian people. From time immemorial, according to art historian Pavel Pavlovich Muratov (1881-1950), ” hall it was the street itself, and ballroom costume was common to all bautta. More importantly, everyone could enjoy, because he knew how to enjoy it.” Foreigners visiting Italy, admired ” this bright unfeigned cheerfulness, which is now not in other Nations “. (N. In. Gogol, “Rome”.)
Carnival in Venice
Carnival in Venice is one of the most famous carnivals in the world. Every year from all over the world it attracts more than 500,000 of thousands of fans at the Venice festival. Unlike other places, Venetian carnival fully covers the entire city. Colorful festive crowd fills the narrow streets and spacious squares. Carnival has its roots in the deep past. In 1296, the Senate of the Venetian Republic declared a public holiday last day before Lent. Thus, it becomes a public holiday.
The heyday of the Venetian carnivals reached in the 18th century. Then they were not only the highlight of the year, but also the meaning of existence. During the carnival, nothing seemed too shameful, too bold, too reckless, too slutty. Opened hundreds Continue reading
The uniqueness of each of the provinces of Tuscany is expressed not only in landscapes and architecture, but also in a kind of customs, tournaments, festivals, holidays.
Of particular interest are costumed presentation . reproducing the medieval tradition. To participate in them offer many of the cities of Tuscany, such as Siena, Arezzo, Pistoia, Pisa and others.
You should pay attention to the holidays of one product . Many cities of Tuscany are famous for some unique recipe. In honor of the traditional dishes are regularly held mass feasts and markets. The most famous example of this is the festival of the white truffle fair in San Miniato.
Tuscany, in the year invites you to visit festivals and holidays.
January – February
6 January everywhere in Italy celebrates the Feast of the Three Kings (Italian Epifania). In Florence in honor of the festival cavalcade of the Magi.
Viareggio . in January – February either in February – March is a satirical carnival. The date of the carnival in Viareggio varies from year to year, as it is tied to the day of Easter. The last day of the carnival takes place before lent.
Florence . in January or February is chocolate fair.