Carnival 2014 in Tuscany: all the events and dates

Carnival is around the corner and Tuscany is ready with hundreds of appointments! Have a look at our list and if we've missed an event add a comment (thanks!). Viareggio  The Carnival of Viareggio is one of the most famous events in Italy. It has a 141 years of history, with more than 400 parades and thousands of papier-mâché floats. This year’s festivities will begin on February 16 and conclude on March 9. Along the beach boulevards called passeggiata, visitors can admire eye-catching floats, masquerade marches and hundreds of masked figures dancing aboard the floats, whose construction involves every year 25 craft companies and the work of around 1,000 people at work. The result is a true colored “traveling theatre”. For info check out the website. When: 16; 23 February; 2 – 4 – 9 March.
The Carnival in Viareggio [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi - Tuscany Social Media Team]
The Carnival in Viareggio [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi - Tuscany Social Media Team]
Foiano della Chiana Foiano della Chiana, the small Tuscan town near Arezzo, hosts the most antique carnival of Italy. For five Sundays in a row this Carnival crowds the streets of the town for the festivities in honor of King Giocondo, the patron of the event. The final verdict determines the winner of the papier-mâché floats’ competition. When: February 9 – 16 - 23, March 2 - 9
Carnival in Foiano della Chiana [Photo Credits: We Make Them Wonder]
Carnival in Foiano della Chiana [Photo Credits: We Make Them Wonder]
Other Carnivals In and around Pisa In and around Florence
  • Children's carnival in Vitolini: February 2 - 9 - 16 - 23.
  • Carnival in Borgo San Lorenzo.
  • Carnival in San Mauro a Signa: February 16 - 23 and March 2.
  • Carnival in Signa: March 4.
  • Carnival in Dicomano: February 16 - 23 and March 2 - 4.
  • Medieval Carnival in San Casciano.
  • Medieval Carnival in Calenzano: March 2 (9 in case of rain).
In and around Lucca
  • Carnival in Castelnuovo Garfagnana.
  • CarnevalMarlia in Marlia.
  • Children's carnival in Torre del Lago Puccini: February 22.
  • Children's carnival in Seravezza.
  • Carnival in Pietrasanta: February 9 - 16 - 23 and March 4.
In and around Arezzo
  • Carnevale di Rassina in Castel Focognano.
  • Carnevale Aretino dell'Orciolaia in Arezzo.
  • Carnevale in Stia.
In and around Siena
  • Festa di Carnevale a San Gimignano: February 9 - 16 - 23 and March 2.
  • Carnival in Asciano.
  • Carnival in Buonconvento.
In and around Grosseto
  • Carnevaletto da tre soldi ad Orbetello: February 16 - 23 and March 2 - 9.
  • Carnival in Piombino: February 23.
  • Carnival in Follonica: February 15 - 23 and March 4.
In and around Pistoia
  • Children's carnival in Veneri.
In and around Prato
  • Carnevale di Paperino: February 16 - 23, March 2 - 4.
  • Carnevalino di Sant'Ippolito in Vernio.
 In and around Livorno
  • Carnival of Livorno.
 In and around Massa Carrara
  • Carnival of Marina di Massa: February 27
  • Carnival profane in Avenza: May 1st
  • Massa Carnival: February 22 - March 9
  • Children's carnival at Parco dei Ciliegi
  • "Bambini, è Carnevale" in Ronchi: February 27
  • "CarnevalBallando…e lo sbarco dei pirati" in Marina di Massa: March 2
  • Carnival party at Filanda: March 2
  • Carnevalando at Case delle Culture: March 4
  • "Vetrine in Maschera": March 2
  • "Carnevale senza uova" in Piazza Mercurio and Piazza Aranci: March 2
  • Carnival in Carrara: February 22 and March 2
  • Profan Carnival in Avenza: March 1st