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64th Children's Carnival

From: 7/02/2016 - To: 9/02/2016

Partenza/departure Piazza VIII Agosto

Phone +39 051 6480611 (Manifestazioni Petroniane) / 051 6480759 - 758 (Curia Arcivescovile Bologna)

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Date of last update: 10/02/2016, 08:59


64th edition

Sunday 7 + Tuesday 9 February 2016


The Carnival float parade of 64th "Carnevale dei bambini" is arriving in Bologna. Twelve parade floats in total, whose themes concern as usual the kids’ world and their beloved characters, such as "The Wizard of Oz", the "Minions", pirates and musketeers, "Legolandia", and the "Expo Fruits".

The Carnival parade will move through the city centre on Sunday 7 and Tuesday 9 February 2016, departing from Piazza VIII Agosto at 2.30pm, then continuing along Via Indipendenza and Piazza Nettuno. The parade is expected to arrive in Piazza Maggiore at approx. 3pm.
On Sunday 7th the traditional Bologna mask Balanzone – performed by Alessandro Mandrioli, is going to  welcome the parade with his "tiritera".

On Sunday in the morning, the programme also includes puppet shows by «I burattini di Riccardo» in via Indipendenza near Cattedrale di San Pietro, and special entertainments for kids along the pedestrian streets.


Further information and updates on www.chiesadibologna.it - www.manifestazionipetroniane.it 

  • From: 7/02/2016
  • To: 9/02/2016