The celebration of Carnevale (Carnival) is very important in Italy. Unfortunately with the passing of time, younger generations are losing the meaning of it, but despite everything, it is still a very important celebration, not only for the taste of dressing up but also for the culinary specialties, made of delicious sweets, such as ravioli with cr...

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 6PM - Where: 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021 From the celebration of Carnevale and Mardi Gras to the Bellini to modern capitalism, Venice, the most enchanting and improbable of cities, has given us many “gifts.” Join us in the Townhouse, as we welcome Carla Gambescia for a special "Fat Tuesday" lecture, includ...

The first certain traces of Rome's carnival celebrations date back to the 12th century. The ludus carnevalarii saw the attendance of the pope since 1143, with events based in the fields below Monte dei Cocci in Testaccio. Festivities included duels and bullfights, attended by noble families as well as ordinary citizens of Rome, keen to witness the...

In these uncertain Covid times the Museo has decided to merge the Wine Tasting originally scheduled for January 29, 2022 and the Festa di Carnevale Event to give people the possibility to attend in person in multiple locations or online. The new event will take place at the Museo Italo Americano at Fort Mason on February 26th where the event will b...

With February approaching, it is natural to think of Carnevale. Can’t you smell the sweet aroma of chiacchiere and frittelle in the air? But of course, this time of the year isn’t only about food, but also about the ageless tradition of dressing up in fancy costumes and taking up the identity, even if for only a few hours or days, of someone else. ...

Carnevale has been keeping us company for a few weeks already and the country will celebrate its end with a bang on Shrove Tuesday. Very little people do not know about this famous Italian recurrence, exported all over the world. So much Carnevale is loved outside of Italy, that some of its foreign incarnations – read Rio, New Orleans or Notting Hi...

Referred to as the biggest food fight in Europe, the Battle of the Oranges takes over the town of Ivrea, Italy on the three days preceding Lent. While the 2021 Battle of the Oranges was cancelled due to Covid, 2022’s event takes place on February 27 – March 1.  Around 9,000 tons of oranges are cast in a battle between the townsfolk represented by n...

This is a special time of year, as the traditional carnival season gets in full swing. So making a change from the usual pattern are some carnival-themed events which are scheduled for this February. I say, scheduled. With events of this scale, and with the ongoing  Covid-19 pandemic, it's possible that there may be last minute changes and in some...

Carnevale is one of the most colorful celebrations in the world. In Italy, we are serious about it. In the end, this is where it was born. We are all familiar with the Carnevale of Venice and that of Viareggio, as well as famous international renditions such as the Carnival in New Orleans, that in Rio and that in Notting Hill (London).  In Italy, t...

The country has taken yet another small step towards normality, with the celebration of the Carnevale di Viareggio, after the cancellation of the 2020 edition because of Covid-19. While times are still difficult across the globe, the rise in the number of vaccinated people and the overall efficacy of the jab means we may start looking at the future...