If you pass through Viareggio, on the Tuscan coast, don’t be surprised to come face to face with huge papier-mâché figures. The Italian city has decided to organize its famous carnival, one of the most beautiful in Europe, not in winter, as usual, but at the beginning of autumn. Frustrated by the cancellation of the last edition, because of the pandemic, Viareggio changed the dates, but not the spirit:
“We called it “Universal Carnival” because we feel the responsibility of parading in front of the world on behalf of all the carnivals, of all those who could not parade, an atmosphere of tale about everything we have been through, on what the world is undergoing, but of great hope, “ explains Marialina Marcucci, president of the Viareggio Carnival Foundation.
The gigantic papier-mâché floats, some of which represent famous figures, will parade along the promenade of Viareggio on September 26, October 2, 3 and 9.
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