Foiano Carnival (Carnevale Foiano della Chiana) 2019

When: 2019 - February 10, 17, 24 and March 3 , 10
Carnevale di Foiano - Photo by: www.carnevaledifoiano.it
Carnevale di Foiano
Photo by: www.carnevaledifoiano.it

The Foiano Carnival in Foiano della Chiana, Tuscany is known as one of the ancient carnivals in Italy. The carnival’s events take place on Sundays from mid January until mid/late February . (It is recommended to confirm the dates). The carnival that started in 1539 was aimed to welcome the New Year and create a joyful atmosphere in town.

In the colorful carnival the visitors can enjoy a wonderful parade with dance groups, jugglers, bands, carnival shows performing on floats (decorated platforms), giant dolls which represent figures of politic and local culture. Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into town and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.

In a contest on “The most beautiful float”, groups from the four quarters of the city (Azzurr, Bombolo, Nottambuli and Rustici) participate.

As part of an ancient tradition, a farewell ceremony from the passing year and welcome the New Year is held. The ceremony begins with reading a will that summarized the passing year and greeting the new one. After it a doll (effigy) made of rugs and straw of the king’s carnival named Giocondo is burned. The fire ceremony symbols the collective purification of Foiano residents. The visit in this carnival is a magnificent cultural experience.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Event links:
Contact details:
Comune di Foiano Piazza Cavour n. 1
52045 Foiano della Chiana
Arezzo - Italy

Country Information

Capital:
Rome
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+39
Time Zone:
UTC+1 (Summer UTC+2)
Language:
Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area).
Location:
Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Ente Nazionale Italiano per il Turismo (ENIT), Or Rome Tourist office Phone: +39 06 67104526
Climate:
Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south.
Italy background and overview
Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His disastrous alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include illegal immigration, organized crime, corruption, high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and the low incomes and technical standards of southern Italy compared with the prosperous north.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
0575
Longitude:
11.81534°
Latitude:
43.25564°

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