Carnival (Carnevale) in Italy is a huge winter festival which entails people wearing masks and costumes, lively parades, music, sweets and local traditions.
Carnevale, also known as Carnival or Mardi Gras, is celebrated in Italy and many places around the world during the 40 days before Easter, and a final party before Ash Wednesday and Lent. Carnevale events often last for two to three weeks before the actual carnival day. Many Italian towns celebrate Carnevale the weekend before the last day of carnival.
Usually the best parade spots take place in Venice,Cento,Viareggio and Putignano. However, I was not able to attend the parades in those locations but I did attend the one in Genzano di Roma. Genzano di Roma is a town in the in Lazio region of central Italy . It is one of the Castelli Romani, at a distance of 29 kilometres (18 mi) from Rome, in the Alban Hills.
Below I will be sharing a set of pictures taken at the Genzano di Roma Carnevale: