Funny Carnival all around Lake Como
Cari amici, dear Lake Como friends, as you know: Carnival is only once a year and these days are also celebrated extensively around Lake Como.
Masked balls, Carnival Parades and Lots of Fun
Events and carnival parades take place in many of the villages. On Saturday, 02. March 2019 you can together with your Bambini join into the carnival. The children’s carnival in Colico-Laghetto starts at 3.00 pm.
For the adults it continues in the evening at 8.15 pm with a carnival procession and a subsequent funny show event. This is followed by a colourful firework.
But also on the western shore of Lake Como it gets funny. Likewise on Saturday, the 02. March 2019, also in Menaggio your children can join into the carnival. At 2.00 pm begins the Carnevale di Bambini a Menaggio at the Lido, with Babydance and many other amusements for the little ones.
On Sunday, 03. March 2019, at 2.30 pm, the carnival procession starts from Lungolago along Via Calvi to Piazza Garibaldi.
There will be a refreshment service and at the end of the parade the Menaggio Carnival Lottery 2019 will be drawn.
In Domaso the traditional carnival parade takes place on Sunday, 03.03.2019. It starts at 2.00 pm at the church square in Domaso. After the return of the parade, the party will be continued with music, dance and refreshments.
The Somehow Different Carnival in Schignano
In the picturesque village of Schignano above Argegno, Carnival is celebrated in an unusual way.
The participants of the carnival parade wear artistic, hand-carved masks made of walnut wood. Some of these masks are over 200 years old.
The masks and figures have different meanings. There are the friendly looking masks, called the Beauties (belli), in splendid, colourful clothes and with cheerful ringing bells. In contrast, the ugly (brutti) stand in shabby clothes, ugly masks and with clattering cowbells.
On Carnival Saturday, 02. March 2019 at noon, the historical carnival parade begins in the Piazza of Schignano.
In addition, a brass band will accompany the dancing masks in the picturesque streets of Schignano. On 05. March 2019 the grand finale will take place, with a big parade, the escape of Carlisep and a masked ball. This kind of carnival is unusual but very worth seeing.
I will definitely be there. But I don’t know if you recognize me. My tip: I definitely belong to i belli!
Carnival in the Brianza
Of course I will not miss the opportunity to draw your attention to the Carnevale di Cantù in the Brianza, near Como. Carnival parades through the city centre of Cantù will take place on 03. + 09. March 2019 at 2.30 pm.
On 09. March 2019 the winning carnival float of these parades will be awarded. You see amici, there is a lot going on around Lake Como during the carnival season.
Delicious Pastries for the Carnival Party at Home
Last but not least I have a tip for your private carnival party. Your guests will certainly enjoy the delicious traditional carnival pastry Chiacchiere.
Freely interpreted Chiacchiere means gossip or small talk. I think it goes well with the carnival coffee-klatsch, which certainly involves a lot of gossip. You can find this and other delicious recipes here.
Allora, amici, lets plunge into the foolish hustle and bustle.
Rosa Maria Lamberti