Carnival is a magical moment full of joy loved by adults and children. Discover with us of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort which are the most beautiful places in Tuscany where to celebrate the Carnival and how to spend it in Mugello!
According to tradition, the Viareggio Carnival was born on the day of Shrove Tuesday in 1873 at the coffee tables of the Casino. Just then among a group of young people blossomed the idea of a parade of carriages to celebrate the Carnival.
The novelty compared to the celebrations that until now were held was to create a street event, to celebrate outdoors, among the people.
It then began a parade in the main street of the town, Via Regia: the success was enormous.
Among the most beautiful places in Tuscany where to celebrate the Carnival there is certainly the mentioned Viareggio, the capital of the Carnival.
An international event that every year attracts the public to admire the world’s biggest and most famous allegorical floats in an ever new, exciting and fascinating show, but at the same time an artistic and cultural tradition that Viareggio jealously guards since 1873.
The joyful papier-mâché machines made by the master builders of Viareggio with over 25 artisan firms are certainly one of the highest expressions of the Carnival in Tuscany and in Italy.
Tourists from all over the world come to admire the wagons over 20 meters high, twelve wide, created to amaze the public and the highly selected jury that every year, at the end of the Carnival, decrees the winners.
But the Carnival in Tuscany is not just Viareggio. Throughout the region the cities welcome joyful fashion shows, colorful masks and lots of music for the enjoyment of young and old.
Mugello also has its excellence in the field of carnival and masks.
Even the Mugello celebrate this event with a recurring appointment that takes place in Borgo San Lorenzo, not far from Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort.
One of the oldest celebrations of Carnival in Tuscany it’s here, in Piazza Dante.The Carnival of Borgo San Lorenzo is mentioned in historical documents, since 1880.
During the XX century has become one of the most important in Tuscany, arriving in the ’80s to be the second event in the region after the Viareggio Carnival.
Currently, although its importance is a bit decreased, the Carnival of Borgo San Lorenzo is an event not to be missed, as explained by the Committee which organizes the festival and that is now producing a book on the history of this important event.
The parades of the Carnival of Borgo San Lorenzo will be canceled only in case of rain, just to prevent water from dripping onto the cardboard ruining the wagons. Each parade is also accompanied by music, with the band playing live music and performances by dance schools of dancers and gymnasts.
The famous Mugello Carnival, called the Berlingaccio Borghigiano, has atmospheres that lead back to the Venetian carnival, for the splendor of costumes and hairstyles. The streets of the city and the squares are enlivened by 400 masks, winged dragons and fascinating artists with fire.
If you want to experience a show of great charm and intensity, Mugello waits for you to celebrate the Carnival in one of the most beautiful resorts in Tuscany!
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