The parade of "Carnevale dei Fantaveicoli" (Carnival of Fantaveicoli)is taking place on Sunday, February 11 inImola, from Enzo e Dino Ferrari Racetrack to the city center, with crazy and incredible ecologic vehicles. Fantaveicolimeans a perfect mixture of fantasy, cleverness, creativity and irony. These unique pieces are incredible assemblies of parts from bicycles or old vehicles. What is more important is the way these Fantaveicoliare operated: none of them produces pollution! There is no limit to the inventions you will see: hand pushed, windpowered, electric powered or even solar panels.
The Carnival parade starts inside the Enzo e Dino Ferrari Racetrack, takes over Viale Dante with its crazy floats and masquerade and flows into Piazza Matteotti. In a mad and happy atmosphere, the award ceremonies for the three different categories (Fantaveicoli, Schools and Centri Sociali) close the parade, but not the party.
Organized since 1998, over the years the Carnival of Fantaveicoli has grown to be one of the most popular events in the city of Imola with over 20.000 participants.