Carnevale... with kids?
It is somewhat of a pipe dream to one day go to Venice to celebrate Carnevale. The images are so beautiful, and I am besotted with the idea of dressing-up with an elegant mask and floating down the maze of canals. However, my dreams of Carnevale in Venice do not involve dragging around two little toddlers, so I may still have to wait a few years to realise that dream. In the meantime, I followed intently the social media feeds from the Venice carnevale.
As an alternative, I heard about Carnevale di Viareggio in Tuscany, which is the oldest carnevale festival in Italy, dating back to 1873. It is held over a number of weeks, this year on 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 February and 5 March 2016. Perhaps (?) more child-friendly, it primarily involves a parade of a large number of allegorical papier-mache floats. Each parade march is concluded by a fireworks display. A 3-hour drive from the Langhe, and nestled on the Tuscan coast near Lucca, it is a relatively easy and feasible weekend trip.
There is also the historical carnevale festival in Ivrea, in Northern Piedmont, which is famous for the orange-throwing events. One of our Piedmont bloggers wrote a detailed blog about this festival here. While I would certainly enjoy participating in this, it is not my idea of fun with two babes in tow... again, this might have to be parked until some time in the future...
Finally, and as a local alternative, you can get involved in one of the local village mini-festivals of Carnevale. These are generally an excuse for the kids to get dressed up, and participate in fun-filled afternoon of activities. I went to one in Treiso, near Barbaresco, which seemed to me to be very well-organised and rather large. I think I can be satisfied with this one, at least for the next few years...
This post is part of the #Blogpiemonte Group. Enjoy other blogs on carnevale here:
1/3/2016 02:06:11 am
You're right, you can find a Carnevale celebration in practically every town, and they are all perfect for kids because it seems to be when they dress up (as opposed to Halloween, so much). I think the Batlle of the Oranges would actually be dangerous for small children!
27/9/2017 03:28:40 am
These kind of adventures are really very interesting to be made by the person some of the time. When a person dresses in such a manner, the one though looks strange and is really uncomfortable but the person still enjoys this experience.
22/12/2018 03:50:32 pm
Just like you, it's also a a dream of mine to attend Carnevale in Venice. As a person who loves art and costumes, Carnevale is indeed an event that is for me, but I haven't gotten the chance to see one ever since! Because of my desire to watch it, I try to watch several videos posted on Youtube just to feel the vibe that I need. The costumes you see there are impressive and you would think how long did it take for the said costume to be done. I am pretty sure that it took them a lot of days or even months to finish the costume! I just hope to be in Venice one day.
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Eleanor Fletcher - living in the heart of the Langhe, Monforte D'Alba (Barolo). Searching for great eats, formidable drinks and fun times. Married to a Barolo and Barbaresco producer, plus a mother of two 'principesse'.