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Carnival and Valentine's events in Rome
The Roman Carnival
Born in the Middle Ages, the Roman Carnival, however, has its greatest explosion after the election of Pope Paul II, who, after the transfer of the papal residence to Palazzo Venezia, concentrates in the historical center and in particular in the Via Lata (current Via del Corso), most of the carnival festivities.
The art commedy, the masked parades, the Agonali Games, the allegorical wagons, tournaments and rides, the highly anticipated races of the Berber horses and the feast of moccoletti they involved the whole population, attracting travelers and curious from half the world.

With the advent of the Savoy in Rome in 1870, the sunset of the Carnival begins, mainly because of the many accidents that occurred during the games and that reaped different victims among the public present.

The places of the Carnival in Rome were above all Piazza Navona, where ludic representations and fireworks were organized, Piazza del Popolo, place of departure of the most important event of the Carnival, the race of the Berbers, Via del Corso, along which the race that ended in Piazza Venezia took place.

Typical characters of the Roman Carnival are Rugantino , an arrogant rascal of Trastevere with old trousers and neckerchief, Cassandrino , a noble authentic, Meo Patacca , a boy of the people, and the benefactor Don Pasquale.



Grand Gala of Carnival "La Maschera di Roma" Saturday 2 March, Villa Grant, Via di Pratica 281
"Memento Audere Semper" remember to always dare, phrase by Gabriele D"Annunzio, used for the re-exhibition of the La Maschera di Roma event, which will take place on Saturday 2 March 2019, in the evocative Villa Grant, near the EUR district, near the Presidential Estate of Castel Porziano. The location was the home of famous people, not least the Royal family of Savoy. The charm of the park and the halls of the fifteenth century will re-evoke and revive the emotion of ancient noble splendor.


The entrance to the Villa, in the atmosphere of the Ancient Rome is at 18.30, dressed in period costume, elegant dress code is on the themes of Ancient Rome, or of the period "700-"800 or the Belle Epoque.

br> Ancelle and Legionaries of Imperial Rome will welcome guests for accommodation in the rooms of Villa Grant, at 19.00, there is a magnificent aperitif in the enchanting park among the scents of the gardens with acrobatic crew and spectacular performances of graceful dancers on the notes of violin and flute. Photo booth with legionaries and aperitif until 9.00 pm, when the gala dinner is scheduled for the ancient halls. Dishes with gourmet reinterpretations of Roman dishes, the banquet accompanied by the string quartet with a concert of lyrical music. The repertoire includes arias drawn from the most famous operas, classical, Neapolitan and Roman that belong to the music of the Italian tradition. Musical interludes with the soundtracks by Ennio Morricone.
After dinner in the main hall of the Villa will continue the grand final masked ball.
Contacts: 3479100214, 0650570832
Info and prices on: www.lamascheradiroma.it



THE CARNIVAL ... ONLY WITH US YOU CAN SAY THIS ! Every weekend from February 16th to March 3rd, Luneur Park, Via delle Tre Fontane 100
At the Luneur Park the most festive carnival in Rome is on the way through dances, games and confetti battles.
In the Garden of Wonders artists, jugglers and dancers in the shoes of the most famous traditional masks of Italian Carnival: Arlecchino, Pulcinella, Colombina, Rugantino, Pantalone in a sea of confetti and joy.
And at 4.30 pm, at the Casa Magica, an imaginative Parade will start, followed by Baby Dance and Battaglia di Coriandoli finale.


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