91st Carnival of Santa Croce | Santa Croce sull’Arno
09 February 2020 - 23 February 2020
ore: 14:00 - 20:00
Centro storico Santa Croce sull’Arno
centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi
Santa Croce sull'Arno
The traditional Carnival of Santa Croce sull’Arno dates back to 1928 when some locals decided to dress up to bring some cheer to the grey winter days. The Carnival of Santa Croce is not the usual parade of masks and carnival floats, but a real “performance” where hundreds of handmade masks, often entirely made in leather, the typical material produced in the town, parade around the streets with colourful choreographies. An authentic popular celebration were imagination and creativity create unique and original masks. For three weeks, every Sunday, a programme of concerts in the piazza, travelling shows, food tastings, theatre, talks, and an artisans’ market.
* photo: Francesca Sassetti