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  WTI Magazine #76    2016 February 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Among the many attractions of perhaps the world's most beloved Italian region, Tuscany, the Carnival of Viareggio deserves a place of honor: it is one of the most important and appreciated carnivals, one in which thousands of people – tourists and Italians alike –...

The Ladin Carnevale of Val di Fassa has already begun this year, having kicked off on January 17th (the Feast Day of Sant'Antonio Abate, Patron Saint of Alba di Canazei).   In Fassa, where "carnascèr" (Carnival) is the perculiar expression of local culture, in which irony and irreverence are the main ingredients of every Carnivalesque event....

Perhaps thanks to her Sardinian blood, poet Antonella Anedda was able to deliver an extremely effective description of the Sartiglia – the fascinating and mysterious race held on Carnival Sunday and Tuesday in Oristano, "on Sardinia's West coast, beyond which there is only Spain". She explains that "a man called 'su Componidori' is dressed by thre...

The Venice Carnival 2015 will be focused on tastefulness. The triumph of flavors, of enogastronomy and of conviviality will be the common thread throughout the great Venetian Festival which will take place from January 31st until February 17th, 2015.   The Carnival of Venice is the most important and magnificent of Venetian celebrations. It...

VENICE - Many American municipalities have assumed the name of a European city — Rome, Ga., Paris, Ill., Reading, Pa. Few, however, have embraced their namesake like Venice. This weekend's 25th Annual Venice Feast and Carnival is expected to draw 20,000 visitors, one of the city's biggest events of the year. The festival is sponsored by the thriv...

I came across a poem today about cannoli, and I thought it was fitting for Carnevale. As you know, Carnevale comes 40 days before Easter, kind of like a last fling before Ash Wednesday. Let's just say it's one big party, a last hurrah full of rich foods and sweet desserts.   Carnevale comes from the words "carne," which means meat, and "lea...

by James Pasto   "Ravioli, meatballs and sausage, holy smoke.Carnevale, scunzalata and Grampa's donkey joke.Oh, we eat a lot and we laugh a lot and do everything that we can,A credit to old Carnevale is Grampa Vaudo's clan". The above refrain is recited every year as part the pre-Lenten celebratory meal of the multi-generational Vaudo clan....

Carnival season does not belong to the Venetians alone: it is also a favorite pasttime in the charming nearby mountain villages of the same Region of Veneto. To escape the crowds of the Lagoon city, make your way to the Dolomite Mountains in Belluno Province, and get ready for mystery, fairytales and fun! Here are all the events February to March:...

February 13, Friday 6:00-8:00pm – Celebrate one of the most exciting Italian events of the year with family and friends at this fun party. You'll enjoy home made frittelle di carnevale (fried desserts) and Italian wine. "Carnevale in Italy is a huge winter festival celebrated with parades, masquerade balls, entertainment, music, and parties. Childr...