Children’s Carnival of Orentano| Castelfranco di Sotto

04/02/2024 - 13/02/2024

Centro storico Orentano, centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi, Orentano

For over 60 years, Orentano has boasted one of Tuscany’s most popular masked parades. Every Sunday the floats parade through the centre of the town accompanied by music, often played live by local folk bands, street bands and more. Children can climb aboard the themed floats depicting the protagonists of their favourite cartoons or films.
Masked parades on Sunday 21 and 28 January, 4 and 11 February at 2.30 pm.
Closing night on Tuesday 13 February from 7 pm with the Veglione, music and masked fun. At 10.30 p.m. the Carnival Bonfire of the “Testone”: the historic straw logo with a diameter of 4 metres will be burned with the spectacle of fireworks.

History of the Orentano Carnival

In 1956, parish priest Don Livio Costagli had the idea of organising a ‘Children’s Carnival’ to spend a few hours of merriment with the children. This Carnival remains an event aimed at children, who are the absolute protagonists. The floats, larger and more numerous each year, are inspired by cartoon characters and are made by the villagers. Music, streamers, confetti and thousands of masked children are the essential components for the setting of Carnival’, repeatedly ‘immortalised’ by the cameras of RAI and many private TV stations.


Children’s Carnival of Orentano| Castelfranco di Sotto
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