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March 9, 2011

Viareggio Carnevale 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Darren Hackett @ 12:07 pm

It is coming to the end of carnevale time in Italy and in Viareggio for 5 days over 4 weeks there is one of Europe’s best parade and float carnivals.  Always held of course around lent.  Thousands of people flocked there on Sunday March 6th this year in gloriously warm sunny weather to see this most colourful of events.

We travelled the short journey from Pescia to Viareggio on the train which was packed with many people.  Many of them dressed up wonderfully for the occassion. We saw many Supermen (and women); lots of glitter and ABBA costumes, and many dressed as furry animals.  Most of the children were dressed as fairy tale characters or cartoon figures.  Many carried bags of glitter and confetti to create a blaze of colour and light.

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