Historical Carnival of San Giovanni in Persiceto

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  • Luogo
    San Giovanni in Persiceto
  • Events
    Street Shows
  • Interests
    Art & Culture
  • Target
    Tutti
  • INIZIO
    Feb 16, 2020
  • FINE
    Feb 23, 2020
  • COSTO
    Free

San Giovanni in Persiceto hosts one of the oldest and most famous Carnivals of the Bolognese area, this year in its 146th edition. The historical Carnival of San Giovanni features a unique show: the "spillo" ("al spéll" in Bolognese dialect), or "transformation". Thanks to secret ingenious mechanisms, allegoric floats in parade undergo a real methamorphosis: at a certain point they suddenly change their features and colours to reveal their hidden, satiric meaning.

This is the magic of this Carnival: totally new looks come out from the original floats like rabbits out of a magician's top hat, surrounded by music and bursts of colored smokes.

The comic stock character of this Carnival is King Bertoldo, a rough, sharp-witted countryman that embodies locals' vitality and distinctiveness. Invented by the Bolognese writer Giulio Cesare Croce, Bertoldo and his retinue lead parades of floats in one of the oldest Carnivals in Italy. 


Informazioni

Place
Piazza del Popolo, 13, 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto BO, Italia
Date
February 16, 2020 - From 12:00 to 20:30 February 23, 2020 - From 12:00 to 20:30
Price
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Last update 30/12/2019

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UFFICI INFORMAZIONI

Via Cento, 158/a 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)
051 6812057 web.email
Corso Italia 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)
051 6812708 800069678 web.email

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