44th Carnival of Vecchiano | Vecchiano
26 January 2020
The origins of the event date back to the last century. The first edition was held in 1927. During the Carnival, town streets are closed to traffic and invaded by a stream of colours, with children and grownups dressed up in costume, dancing and singing in the streets around the piazza. Carnival floats and a small Carnival train slowly parade through the town taking the children for a ride. Cake and carnival-gear stalls surround the piazza. The Viareggio-style allegorical floats are the result of the hard work of paper mache masters and artists who every year start working on their projects in September.
The dates for the 2019 Carnival are 3, 10, 17 and 24 February.