The Carnival float parade of 65th "Carnevale dei bambini" is arriving in Bologna. The Carnival parade will move through the city centre on Sunday 26 and Tuesday 28 February 2017, 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 26th the traditional Bologna maskBalanzone– performed by Alessandro Mandrioli, is going to welcome the parade with his "tiritera".
On Sunday in the morning (10am 12pm), 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.