Carnival has always been one of the most awaited celebrations of the year for young and old people, and in Italy it enjoys a very ancient tradition. From North to South in fact, there are many cities celebrating Carnival with processions, masks and above all allegorical wagons.  Putignano, in Apulia, is the country where the latter are not only a f...

Per tutta la vita ho sognato di andare al carnevale di Venezia e lo scorso fine settimana il mio sogno finalmente si è avverato. Dopo tanta pianificazione e preparazione sono saltata sul treno, trascinandomi dietro il mio grande costume, e mi sono diretta al nord. Avendo una famiglia prevalentemente nel sud, il posto più lontano del nord Italia ch...

Carnevale culminated Tuesday evening at the Annual Dante Alighieri Society’s famous Martedì Grasso, or Fat Tuesday, celebration in Jersey City, New Jersey (562 Summit Ave.). A New Orleans’ themed party replete with shiny beads, colorful masks, and swinging jazz music, revelers stuffed themselves one final time before the penitential season of Lent...

The last two days of events at the Venice Carnival were canceled on Sunday due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, the President of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia announced. The news came as a third person died from the virus on the peninsula as the government struggled to contain an outbreak of the illness in the north of the country, with...

Surrounded by brightly colored, glittering masks, Henry H. Wells art students stood before Deborah Velazquez's Italian class sharing the inspiration behind the Venetian Carnevale masks they had created. The presentation was a celebration of Italian culture and a collaboration between Velazquez's Italian students and art students taught by Irene Oth...

Mardi Gras season is here, and in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, the celebration of the French holiday is in full swing. But what many Americans don’t realize is the period of festivities before the piety and holiness of Lent is also celebrated by other names and in other ways throughout Europe, particularly in Italy, where the holiday is k...

The historical origins of this annual event are uncertain, or at least complex. What is certain is that we are talking about the most colorful and creative party in Italy: Carnival! We accompany you through the 10 best carnivals in Italy among masks, costumes, parades, floats, typical sweets and local traditions. Viareggio (Tuscany) A stone's throw...

Rome celebrates Carnevale with around 100 events between 20 and 25 February. The six-day festival, whose theme is Carnevale in città, will feature parades, theatre, live music, films, guided tours and workshops. Highlights of this year's Carnevale in Rome will be Ambrogio Sparagna’s tarantella, with the musicians and dancers of the Orchestra Popola...

We are in the midst of Carnevale celebrations and we can’t help thinking- or for the luckier ones, experiencing  in reality – about how beautiful and artistic some of the masks worn around are and there aren’t any more beautiful than those produced by the Venetian masks tradition.  Mind, I’m actually talking about the physical masks you place on yo...

You are cordially invited to ST LOUIS' 3RD ANNUAL CARNEVALE VENEZIANO - the Premier Venetian Masquerade Gala in St Louis . Last year, we brought this timeless Italian tradition to Soulard's eclectic Mad Art Gallery. We're thrilled to do the same on Saturday, February 22, 2020.This year we're proud to feature the art of Evelyn Astegno, and her serie...