Mini Carnevale in Fornoli

Sunday was party day at Fornoli. The main street was closed to traffic and stalls selling all kinds of treats were set up early. The main event, however, began at about 2.30 near the Ponte delle Catene at Chifenti. This is where the crowds gathered to watch the start of the parade which was to cross the bridge and head into the town.

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The mayor was there.

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A man in a very nice green sash gave an enthusiastic speech.

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Some people in very colourful costumes were there.

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There was an excellent band.

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One band member had eyelashes to match her shirt.

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The band leader did a great job, and wore a particularly colourful scarf.

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But mostly the day was about children. Local schools took part in a dress up competition and the children looked very splendid indeed.

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Heroes and superheroes were well represented, so we all felt secure and protected.

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The very young were included as well.

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Not everyone was happy to be there.

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But that was the exception. It was a fun afternoon with everyone getting into the spirit of the occasion…even when it began to rain.

14 thoughts on “Mini Carnevale in Fornoli

  1. A fun festival for all the family. I like the little kids dressed as cooks with the pasta and pizza dishes. And the fantasy costumes look very beautiful.
    Thank you, Debra!

    • Casabasciana is one of our mountain villages. I’m sure you will love walking around this ancient village and taking in the beautiful views from there. You should take a look at Heather Jarman’s site Sapori-e-saperi. Heather lives in Casabasciana and knows all there is to know about it.
      I will be in Bagni di Lucca in April. We could meet for coffee or lunch one day.

      • Hi Debra, I am going to be booking a Slow-day Tour, but am not sure if it is with Heather. I did look at her site. I would love to meet with you in Bagni di Lucca! I’ll let you know my itinerary closer to the time, as we are planning our precious days at the moment. I am going with a school friend I haven’t seen in over 35 years, We have been fb friends for ages.
        See you soon! 🙂

  2. Fabulous post – the children’s photos are such fun – I especially like the baby that’s on the verge of sleep, and the one with the dummy and the plate of food – such a dilemma “dummy or food, food or dummy”.

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