(Italiano) Carnevali di Toscana: coriandoli ed allegria
by redaction HGH – Viareggio Carnival arrives and turns. Indeed the Viareggio turn. It is not easy to understand what happens during Carnival, for those who do not live in this city.
Subtle humor and desire to have fun, you will hear all ages and takes a mechanism of self-irony that becomes the theme of masks and groups. The Viareggio with skill and care, prepare clothes and the script of their masked, pouring in mass walk and walks along the sea. Another peculiarity of Viareggio, is that every Saturday, Sunday masked prior to the course, each district makes its festival: music, street food, fry, ravioli and gnocchi fish accompany the long night in the wards. The first district to start the party, is “Torre del Lago”, followed by the district “Marco Polo”, then comes the turn of the “Old Viareggio” and concludes the district “Bacchanal Dock”.
The Carnival in Viareggio, begins with the opening ceremony, where you hand over the keys of the city to Burlamacco, and the last course ends with a spectacular fireworks display.
Nearby, there is the “Carnival Pietrasanta” with the mask symbol called “Sprocco.” E’a since the early years of the twentieth century, taking place in Pietrasanta dress parades, masked and in time, we are enriched by another important event “The Sprocco Silver” festival which elects the song Queen of the Carnival .
In Valdarno, specifically in the small town of St. John, its inhabitants, as well as make a delicious “stew sangiovannese”, complete with a secret recipe, they are also unique in celebrating Carnival. The Uffizi Carnival, is indeed a unique event of its kind: the Oratory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the seven companies suffrage, lavish meals based on local specialties, preceded by a parade of carroccio with pageboy costume.
The five “Uffizi” that still survive are: Saint Anthony, Saint Lucia, the “Industry”, that of “vicariate” and that of “Women”.
Moving nell’aretino, a note of credit goes to the “Carnival of the” Sons of Bocco “everything comes from an ancient document dated 1174, which tells of a great celebration before the beginning of Lent, with dancing and drinking, where lords and peasants, celebrating together.
The participants, wearing beautiful costumes and beautiful masks and parade through the streets of the village, accompanied by musicians, flag bearers and drummers.
Another very famous Tuscan Carnival is to Foiano della Chiana: its existence is documented in a statute of 1539, and this document makes this Carnival is the oldest in Italy.
To open the parade of four districts of the country is “Re Giocondo,” which will be burned during the ceremony of the “Rificolona” and the reading of the will.
But Tuscany, is still the region queen of carnival fancy Both the name and for the costumes in Arezzo is the famous “Carnival dell’Orciolaia” Bridge to Buggiano (Pistoia) is that of a sweet tooth, in Bibbiena ( Arezzo), that of “Mea”.
And the coast organizes courses in sparkling form, as the “Carnival of the Sea” in San Vincenzo, “The Uproar” Rosignano Solvay and the “Carnival of Follonica”.