Viareggio Carnival

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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/17/2022 - 03:48
Italy’s Viareggio Carnival is often described as the most irreverent of all Italian Carnival celebrations. This is due to the fact that its main peculiarity is…
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by John Bensalhia | Thu, 01/27/2022 - 06:33
This is a special time of year, as the traditional carnival season gets in full swing. So making a change from the usual pattern are some carnival-themed…
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by Silvia Donati | Wed, 02/10/2021 - 04:41
Italy hosts some of the most famous and beautiful Carnival celebrations in the world. But, alas, Carnival 2021 will be a very different affair from what we’re…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00
Planning a visit to Italy during the Carnival season? Here are seven celebrations not to miss! Carnival of Venice The star of Italian Carnival celebrations!…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:35
Ferragosto, the height of the Italian summer, is nearing, and there’s no shortage of events to celebrate it, from north to south to the islands. Ferragosto,…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/20/2014 - 03:43
Italy’s ousted prime minister Enrico Letta appeared dressed as Santa Claus carrying a big sign that read: “Cedesi attività” (“Out of Business”). Matteo Renzi,…
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by Carla Passino | Thu, 01/22/2009 - 04:42
Viareggio’s Carnival started in a coffee house. Back in 1873, the young scions of some of the city’s best families met around the coffee tables of the local…