Carnevale Massetano is a little known event held within the magnificent backdrop of historic Massa Marittima. It isn't on the scale of the nearby Follonica Carnival - Carnevale Follonichese - down at the seaside (photo above) , but nonetheless makes for a fun time for the children of this old medieval city and surrounding villages.
I only live a few minutes away from Massa Marittima and you would think that I would know when the 2012 carnival was going to take place, well you would wouldn't you! But I still don't! Such is the slow life in Maremma in Tuscany... no fretting, everything will happen when it is meant to, including the posting of the information in the town! I'll update this page as soon as I find out.
Sabato 26 Febbraio - Saturday 26 February 2011
"Carnevale dei Bimbi" - Musica, giochi e premi per le migliori maschere - music, games and prizes for the best masks.
15: 30 Sala S. Bernardino
Domenica 27 Febbraio 2011 - Sunday 27 February 2011
"40 Cenciata" - literally means "Rags"
15:30 Sala S. Bernardino
Giovedi 3 Marzo 2011 - Thursday 3 March 2011
"Carnevale in Cittanuova"
15:00 Corso Diaz
Martedi 8 Marzo 2011 - Tuesday 8 March 2011
"Carnevale" - Carnival
15:00 Sfilata nel centro storico da Piazza XXIV Maggio a Piazza Garibaldi - a parade in the historic centre from Piazza XXIV Maggio to Piazza Garibaldi.
Sabato 12 Marzo 2011 - Saturday 12 March 2011
"Veglione Mascherato in Piazza" - masked ball in the square
21:00 Piazza Garibaldi
Weather permitting, the Carnevale di Follonica is held during the first three weekends of February, with the float processions along the seafront on Sunday afternoons. Find out more: Carnevale Follonichese.
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