🎭 Buon Carnevale! March 1, 2022

Ciao ItaliaPass insiders! Today is Carnevale in Italy. You may also know it as Mardi Gras—Fat Tuesday—and it's the day before the start of Lent.

Here in Italy, Carnevale is a time when little kids get to dress up and go around in parades, throwing coriandoli (confetti) on each other, passersby, and the street in general. In fact, it's not uncommon to see colored paper bits of confetti all over the cobblestone when you walk the streets in Italy during Carnival time.

It's also a featured time in a couple of key cities, such as Venice and Viareggio, as well as a treat for foodies who enjoy the seasonal Carnevale sweets!

Carnevale content roundup

Today, I'm giving you a Carnevale content roundup so you can get a taste of the festivities! Here we go!

  • First of all, complimenti to our member John Vlahakis, who posted some truly gorgeous photos from one of the epicenters of Carnevale in Italy: Venezia! Have a look at John's remarkable images here, and start dreaming of your own trip to Venice for Carnival with Italy Magazine's A Short Guide to the 2022 Venice Carnival.
  • Viareggio is also very well-known for its Carnival celebration, which includes papier-mâché works of art that can be up to 20 meters high! Check out this feature on the Best Italian Carnival Celebrations: Viareggio. 

Have you been to Italy during Carnevale? Do you have some photos or stories to share? Post them here or create your own post to show us!