Arriva il Carnevale!

Soon enough the streets of Florence will be invaded by masks, costumes, confetti, colors and lights that will build a very exciting and unique atmosphere in our city! The Carnival is coming, one of the most beloved traditions in Italy, enjoyed both by children and parents.

Florence will host a lot of special events for children and parents to celebrate the Carnival. In Piazza Ognissanti the 9th edition of “Il Carnevale di Firenze dei bambini” returns on the 6h of February starting 2 pm until 6 pm, bringing a lot of fun games, cotton candy, projected animations and a beautiful parade for all to enjoy. Like every year the party will end with the burning of Stenterello’s mask. In case of rain the show will be cancelled.

At Sesto Fiorentino the celebrations begin on January 30th and 31st, and will continue on February 6th, 7th and 9th with the party of a thousand colors and jokes. An exhibition and a photo contest will be hosted as well as animations and many street events. The theme of the carnival is Pinocchio, the famous story of Carlo Lorenzini.

Teatro del Borgo has a special event planned, starting January 31st from 3,30 pm, presenting
“MASCHERE AL GRAN BALLO”, followed by a party for children with snacks and games. The ticket is 8 euros and 5 euros for children under 4 years old. Reservations are necessary by calling 338 124 1514 or by sending an email infopoderaccio@gmail.com.

Disney Store also organized a special contest from January 14th that will close on February 2nd. A card needs to be fill out in one of the stores for a chance to win a 200 euros voucher to be spent exclusively in one of the stores from Italy. You can also participate at the contest online to win a 60 euros voucher that can be used for online purchases. The store also organizes activities for children to decorate their own masks and participate at the mask parade. For more information you can follow the link http://www.disneystore.it/carnevale.

For the little and big rockers, Hard Rock Cafe Firenze has planned a party for children on February 6th starting 9, 15 am. The masquerade will be accompanied by a sweet or salty breakfast and the magic tricks of Martina Carras. Tickets are 10 euros for children and 16 euros for adults.
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Like every year, Fosso Bandito is also organizing great events for children and parents that will take place starting January 30 until February 14. Every weekend will be dedicated to family activities including mask parades, clowns, games, cooking classes, readings, carousels and so much more.

By Ela Vasilescu

Writer/Journalist

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