The Historical Carnival of Verres 2025

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The Historical Carnival of Verres

The Historical Carnival of Verrès – Carnevale Storico di Verrès is celebrated every year since 1948.  Verrès is located in Vallée d’Aoste in North West Italy. During the four days of the carnival, the city residents and guests are “voyage in time” to the Middle-Ages. They reconstruct a very important event in the culture and local history where Kathrin the lady of the castle and her husband went to the people.

The outstanding event took place on May 31st 1450 where the couple went down from Verrès castle, accompanied with armed guard, to the town square and started to dance with the astonished residents.

Even hundreds of years passed since the event was not erased, on the contrary, it turns to a local excited holiday. During the holiday, the town and the castle turns to a giant stage with Middle Age atmosphere that is felt all around. Like every year, hotel rooms are in high demand with surging prices during carnival days. Therefore, it is highly recommended to book lodging accommodations ahead of time to enjoy preferable, better rates.

The celebrators hold parades, fiestas and street performances wearing colorful cloths in Middle Age’s style. The program, lineup table, details about the events locations etc, is present in the carnival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Verrès and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Event Related Information

Contact details:
Comitato Carnevale Storico di Verrès:
Casella Postale n° 62
11029 Verrès (AO)
Valle d'Aosta Tourist Office
Viale Federico Chabod, 15
Telephone:(+39) 0165.548065
Fax:(+39) 0165.40532
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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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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).
Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia.
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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.
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