Carnival of Viareggio 2022
From Sunday, February 20 to Saturday, March 12, the floats of one of the most famous carnivals in Italy are back on parade.
Also in 2022 the Carnival of Viareggio, scheduled from February 20 to March 12, 2022, entrusts to the creativity of its artists the narration of many problems that plague contemporary society, from the restart, to safety at work, gender equality, with fun and sharing.
It begins Sunday, February 20 with the first of six masked courses. The allegorical constructions will then return to parade Fat Thursday 24, Sunday, February 27, Mardi Gras March 1, Saturday 5 and Saturday, March 12 for the grand finale. The city comes back to color for the 149th year of the Viareggio Carnival, which returns to its traditional calendar after the extraordinary parades of September and October 2021.
From Achille Lauro, interpreted by Luca Bertozzi as the new king of freedom and diversity, to Vasco Rossi celebrated by Priscilla Borri as a reminder that music can be social medicine for a "decohered" life.
Alessandro Avanzini's tale of a sick Italy surrounded by scholars, doctors and wise men takes its cue from Edoardo Bennato's song and Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. For Jacopo Allegrucci, Don Quixote is the symbol of the dreamer who does not surrender to difficulties. Aesop's fable of the grasshopper and the ant is the reason to address the issue of safety in the workplace on Luigi Bonetti's float, while Umberto, Stefano, Michele Cinquini and Silvia Cirri quote Dante to represent the exit "a riveder le stelle" after the pandemic.
The saga of the Throne of Swords is the setting that Marzia Etna and Matteo Lamanuzzi chose for an international political satire on the economic and financial situation in Europe, with ECB President Christine Lagarde and Prime Minister Mario Draghi as protagonists. Carlo Lombardi's allegory looks at the America of President Joe Biden and the clash with former Donald Trump.
If before the show you want to treat yourself to a lunch in the area, click here to discover the restaurants open during this period in Versilia, and the starred ones for a lunch to remember!