Between February 12 (Fat Thursday) and February 17 (Shrove Tuesday) Carnival will reach its peak: the greatest events are just about to happen. Carnival in Rome is a trip back to Baroque age: customs and performances are meant to set a historical reenactment taking both dwellers and visitors of the Eternal City to the glorious past of these celebrations.
We particularly suggest not to miss a couple of shows which will take place on Shrove Tuesday afternoon:
– at 4 pm: a huge horse parade from Piazza del Popolo down to Piazza Venezia will invade via del Corso. Acrobats, musicians, Roman typical masks will march under an explosion of waving halberds, ancient flags and coats of arms;
– at 6 pm: Baroque fireworks from Pincio (the terrace facing on Piazza del Popolo from Villa Borghese). They are designed on the same patterns in use during the 16th and 17th centuries, when they were commissioned to great artists such as Bernini.
Puppet shows will be for kids at Piazza Navona, while theatre performances and private parties will liven up the adults: ask our staff at Carlito Hotel & Hostel for more details!