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ROMAN CARNIVAL, BAROQUE CARNIVAL

By | February 10, 2015

Carnival celebrations will reach their peak between this week and the next one, Fat Thursday being on February 12 and Shrove Tuesday on February 17.
Rome Carnival’s typical style is Baroque: everything is meant to take the Eternal City four hundred years back, from masquerades to horse parades and even fireworks, which have been specifically designed on the model of those commissioned by the then Pope to artists such as Bernini. In other words, Carnival in Rome is a true historical reenactment.
Among the many events the city cultural institutions have been setting, two will be particularly outstanding on the last day of celebrations (Tuesday 17):
at 4 pm a majestic horse parade will depart from Piazza del Popolo and march all along via del Corso, following the path it was used in the past centuries for Carnival most exciting events. Acrobats, musicians and Roman popular masks will join it with their explosion of waving halberds, ancient flags and coats of arms;
at 6 pm a suggestive fireworks spettacle from the Pincio terrace (the open space in Villa Borghese which faces on Piazza del Popolo), designed on the patterns dating back to 16th and 17th centuries.
Specific shows will be for kids at Piazza Navona, while theatre performances, conferences, private parties and much more will take place in several spots for the adults’ fun.
Hostel Des Artistes staff will provide you with all the details!

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