Roman Carnival 2015, in Rome parades and costume parties

Carnevale_Romano_della_regina_2015In February in Rome begins the Carnival, held 7 to 17 February 2015, the seventh edition of the Roman Carnival.

Cristina, regina di Svezia (Christina, Queen of Sweden)

Christina, Queen of Sweden


Carnival 2015 is the year dedicated to Queen Christina of Sweden on the occasion of the 360th anniversary of her entry into the capital.

It is expected a mask parade on horseback, a very early stage with Maria Rosaria Omaggio and Alessandro Benvenuti, different cultural conferences, concerts andcommedia dell’arte”.

On opening day of February 7 at 10:30 am, at the Biblioteca Angelica (Piazza Sant’Agostino, 8, 00186 Rome) has inaugurated the photo exhibition of Brokenlens Roman Carnival: rebirth of a tradition followed by the title from the history Talk Christina of Sweden to the Roman Carnival involving scholars, historians and representatives of the Arcadian Academy, one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of Roman literature.

  Thursday 12, in the courtyard of Palazzo Braschi, at 15 and 17, will be presented the show The General Damn La Rocca, written and directed by Leonardo Petrillo.

In the afternoon of Thursday 12, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, from 16 Piazza Navona will be animated by the  Puppet Teatrino of Manuel Pernazza, the youngest Italian puppeteer. Sunday 15 to 17 of febraury, the National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Corsini hosts the concert string Academy Nova.

Carnevale_Romano_della_regina_2015(2) As per tradition, the heart of the schedule will be the Grand Parade Horse of Tuesday, February 17, 2015 which will start at 16 from Piazza del Popolo to grow in the same places of the great events of papal Rome Renaissance carnival.

The parade attended by over 100 horses, carriages, costumed figures, artists equesti, historical groups, representatives buttere the region and representatives of military corps.

For children, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8, the House of Theatres in the historic Villino Corsini in Villa Pamphili (address: Largo 3 giugno 1849) we have the labshow The Magic Flute.

Children from 6 to 10 years will participate in workshops morning from 10.00 to 12.00, will be involved in the world of opera in which they will live all aspects, from makeup to the costumes, the orchestra rehearsals to those acting.

From 15.00 to 17.00, we will have the representation of the Magic Flute, the director-narrator Antonio Marziantonio and musicians of the Youth Orchestra of Rome who will wear the masks of the main characters of the work for a show for both adults and children.

Admission is free until all places available.

 During the weekend will see the Circus Ludo. The event will take place in Testaccio Area, between the historic Piazza Santa Maria Liberatrice, and the new Piazza Testaccio after the restoration and moving the ancient Fountain of amphorae.

We will have circus and street art:

Friday, February 6, 2015 h12-18 new market Testaccio; Saturday 7 h10.30-13 square SMLiberatrice, h16-18 Farinando via Luca della Robbia 30, h16-19 Piazza Testaccio; Sunday 8 h10.30-13 square SMLiberatrice, h16-18 Piazza Testaccio.

The detailed program is on the site www.scuolaromanadicirco.netTeatrino dei Burattini di Manuel PernazzaIn the afternoon of Thursday 12, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, from 16 to Piazza Navona we Teatrino Puppet Manuel Pernazza, the youngest puppeteer Italian, already awarded the Anima 2010, the last member of the oldest family of puppeteers and Roman ambassador Pulcinella in the world, accompanied by the music of Richard Pugliese.


Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 17.00 the concert string Nova Academy at the National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Corsini, but starting from 15.30 in the Museum is surrounded by baroque music asclota spledida ancient home of Cristina of Sweden.

The traditional parade and the main attraction will be the Grand Parade equestrian Tuesday, February 17 2015, which will start at 16.00 from Piazza del Popolo. Attended by over 100 horses, carriages, costumed figures, equestrian artists, historical groups, representatives buttere the region, cultural and historical symbol of equitation work of our country, and the military forces that have brought success to the history of the Italian cavalry.

Attended by a delegation of the Carnival of Fano, costumed representatives of the Leonessa Palio of Velvet , the flag-wavers and musicians of Velletri, the Group Musici di Torre Orsini, in addition to the traditional presence of the Gruppo Storico Romano.

Already from 15.00 in Piazza del Popolo flag-wavers, drummers and historical groups will begin to entertain the audience before the show.

Caffi, Ippolito, La festa dei moccoletti (Il Carnevale a Roma), 1852

Caffi, Ippolito, moccoletti feast (Carnival in Roma), 1852


Traditionally, will be distributed free of fountains falistranti, so you recall the ancient Feast of moccoletti, who celebrated the closing of the Carnival on the evening of the so-called Martedi grasso (Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday)

 This festival, which took place on the evening of Shrove Tuesday, has always impressed foreign artists who attended. They were called moccoletti” lit candles that the Romans, nobles and commoners, brought in via del Corso trying out the others and to defend its own; who could put out the light of others could take his mask. There was also also the freedom to insult the one who remained without flame. The carnival was extinguished with the dimming of the last snot and with the last supper of “Fat Tuesday” before the Lent that started the next day.

Note: Lent 2015 begins on Wednesday, February 18 and ends on Thursday, April 2

For closing in great a fireworks Baroque choreography drawn in the sky above Piazza del Popolo.

Cit. Martedì Grasso (Fat Tuesday):

is a party that represents the end of the week of seven days of carnival called fat”. This period during which we celebrate, precedes Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and also why many people come to church for confession on this day. Many famous carnival parades take place right on Martedì Grasso.

Shrove Tuesday was the last day of the carnival, where you could taste the typical carnival sweets including the frappe” Roman calls in other Italian regions also chatter, maraviglias, rags, lies, rags, Galani, sossole, crostoli , bows depending on the city and region of Italy.

Below the dates of Martedì Grasso 2015 to 2030:

 2015 February 17, 2016 February 9, 2017 February 28, 2018 February 13, 2019 March 5, 2020 February 25, 2021 February 16, 2022 1 March 2023 February 21, 2024 February 13, 2025 March 4, 2026 February 17, 2027 February 9, 2028 February 29, 2029 February 13, 2030 – march 5



FROM 7 TO 17 February 2015

Back the Roman Carnival, considered the largest equestrian event in Europe for the number of viewers, which in this seventh edition celebrates Queen Christina of Sweden on the occasion of the 360th anniversary of his entry to Rome from Porta Flaminia. Mask parades, plays, concerts in costume, commedia dell’arte, fireworks.

February 7, 2015

Angelica Library

10.30 Opening of photo exhibition “Roman Carnival: rebirth of a tradition” by Broken Lens.

11.00 History Talk “Christina of Sweden and the Roman Carnival”.

February 12, 2015 at 15.00 and 17.00

Courtyard of the Museum of Rome – Palazzo Braschi (Piazza San Pantaleo, 10)

The spectacle of the commedia dell’arte General Damn La Rocca, written and directed by Leonardo Petrillo.

16.00 and 18.00 Piazza Navona

Puppet Theatre Manuel Pernazza, music by Riccardo Pugliese

18.00 Swedish Institute of Classical Studies

International Seminar “Christina of Sweden and the sciences” .Intervengono: true Nigrisoli Wärnehielm, Fabiola Zurlini, Antonio Clericuzio, Ives Saint Geours.

February 14, 2015

16.00 and 18.00 Piazza Navona

Puppet Theatre Manuel Pernazza, music by Riccardo Pugliese

February 15, 2015

15.00 and 16.00 Piazza Navona

Puppet Theatre Manuel Pernazza, music by Riccardo Pugliese

Hours 15:30 to 17:00 Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Corsini (Via Lungara)

The performance of the soloists

17.30 Concert of Baroque Music for Strings by Nova Academy of Maestro Fernando Lepri

February 17, 2015

15.00 Piazza del Popolo – Animation streets

16.00 Piazza del Popolo – Via del Corso – Trident

Grand Parade Renaissance coordinated by Alessandro Wages Academy of Equestrian Theatre. Ladies and knights on horseback, equestrian artists, Gruppo Storico Romano, foreign military and police, representatives of the Palio of Velvet Leonessa, the flag-wavers and musicians of Velletri, the Carnival of Fano. Leading the procession Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Alessandro Benvenuti and Roberto Ciufoli to commemorate the entrance to Rome of Christina of Sweden. Following Moucouleti FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS BAROCCHI by the group IX Invicta.

21.00 Palazzo Corsini (Via Lungara)

Play “Queen Christina of Sweden in Rome” with Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Alessandro Benvenuti and Viola Pornaro. Directed by Francesco Sala. Music of the Baroque repertoire by Pierluigi Pietroniro. Artistic Director Francesca Barbi Marinetti.




BUSKERS IN TOWN – Carnival Edition Piazza Vittorio

15 e February 17, 2015

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele with the acrobats, jugglers and mask workshops and face painting. A full program with the best Italian talents selected by the artistic direction of MArteLive.


February 15, 2015


Entertainment “Pulcinella” with Eduardo Ricciardelli

Macondo Theatre presents the show “The Roman Myths” by and with Alessandra Chieli and Francesco Petti, from “Roman Myths” narrated by Carola Susani.

Stilts and juggling with Irene Cross.

February 17, 2015


Laboratory of masks and face painting

Pois Pois (clown and juggling) with Sara Cambi

Stilts and juggling with Leonardo Varriale

Show of soap bubbles with Andrea Corridoni

Final parade with children who participated in the workshop artists and percussionists Ivan Navarra.


free admission

Carnival 2015 in Rome: the events of the City of Rome


February 15, 2015

Auditorium St Stephen’s, Via Aventina 3

10.30-12.30 (3-5 years) and 14-16 (6-10 years)

During this workshop created by Roberta Escamilla Garrison and Alice Drudi, edited by Eleanor Storm, children will mount a small show on the theme of ‘Carnival of the Animals’ and play with masks, props and music.

Reservations are recommended for laboratories:






7 and 8 February 2015, 10-12 hours and 15-17 hours

Home Theater-Detached Corsini, at Villa Doria Pamphili – Largo June 3, 1849, (corner of Via San Pancrazio -entrance Arch of the Four Winds).

Laboratory and musical performance dedicated to the famous Mozart opera “The Magic Flute”.

Laboratory activities, aimed at children aged 6 to 10 years, will take place from 10 am to 12 provide an engaging journey into the “behind the scenes” of opera from makeup to the costumes, the orchestra rehearsals in those acting. From 15 to 17 execution of the most famous arias from The Magic Flute performed by the musicians of the Youth Orchestra of Rome in an original show and fun for all ages under the guidance of “director-narrator” Antonio Marziantonio.

Admission is free until all seats.

By Youth Orchestra of Rome




February 15, 2015, from 10.00 to 17.00

House of Teatri- Villino Corsini, at Villa Doria Pamphili – Largo June 3, 1849, (corner of Via San Pancrazio -entrance Arch of the Four Winds).

Workshops for children from 0 to 13 years, divided into age groups: theater, music, storytelling, photography and animation. A whole day to live an artistic experience through moments of animation and theme workshops creative music, photography, theater and storytelling.

Admission is free until all seats.

By Oratory of NPO

Info and registration:



February 17, 2015

Theatre of Ostia

9:00 am and 11:00 am Entertainment theater children aged 6 years. From the tradition of masks of Comedy, a work by director Marco Paciotti, inspired Canovacci typical of the Companies of Art’s most famous’ 500: the I Gelosi, of Gourmet, the dazed. Five actors play a set of eight masks: Harlequin, Pantalone and Pulcinella, the Lovers Leandro and Angelica, Pedrolino, Captain Fear and Doña Apollonia. The show is accompanied by a lecture-show on the Comedy Masks and Tea towels.

By Ondadurto Theatre



14 and 15 February 2015

Sala Santa Rita, Via Montanara, 8

In the picturesque setting of the Sala Santa Rita programming entirely dedicated to children with entertainment, educational workshops, and theater performances.

February 14, 2015

11.00 Children’s theater – Animation and laboratories with construction of puppets and costumes

16.00: Entertainment “It ‘s your sweet home” of the “Company Coop New Children’s Theater”

17.30: Laboratory of muppets and origami

February 15, 2015

from 11.00 to 14.00 pills show with educational workshops muppets

Admission is free until all seats.

By Cultural Association Dreaming Entertainment



PARK HOUSE, Via della Pineta Sacchetti 78, 00167 Rome, tel. 06 45460671

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

17.00 “Mardi Gras! I have fun …. and change appearance. Games, readings and much more! “For children from 3 to 7 years


ENNIO FLAIANO, via Monte Ruggero 39, 00139 Roma Tel. 06 45460431

Friday, February 13, 2015

17.00 “Carnival in the jungle.” Animated reading from the book festival in the jungle of Brian Wildsmith with small workshop of masks for children aged 4 to 8 years, by the library


EUROPEAN (HALL ROME II – WAGES) via Savoia 15, 00198 Rome, tel. 06 4546068

February 14, 2015

hours 9:30 to 11:30 Laboratory of construction masks and costumes from recycled materials creatively, by the association to make a game

11.30-12.30 Conference show: “Exchanges masks. From the Comedy Comedy art until the Roman Carnival “, curated by Maurizio Fabbri, in collaboration with the Town Hall II, in collaboration with City Hall II


FLAMINIA (II – FLAMINIO) Via Cesare Fracassini 9, 00196 Rome, tel. 06 45460441

Saturday, February 14, 2015

10.00-13.00 Laboratory building masks and costumes from recycled materials creatively, by Workshop Kromatica

12.00-13.00 Conference show: “The cat and the dove” by Daniela Giordano,

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

16.45 Carnival in Flaminia, readings and workshop organized Volunteer Civil


GIANNI RODARI (TOR THREE HEADS) via Tovaglieri 237 / a, 00155 Rome

Window dressing and the thematic workshop animated readings dedicated to carnival masks


GODEFROID MAMELI (V – PRENESTINO / LABICANO) Via del Pigneto 22, 00176 Roma

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

17.00 “Run hastily carnival in the library waiting for you” readings, stories, games and pancakes …


NELSON MANDELA (VII – SAN GIOVANNI) via La Spezia 21, 00182 Roma

window displays topics for adults and children;

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

16.30 “The Carnival of the small”, readings on Carnival masks and lab


ELSA MORANTE, Via Adolfo Cozza 7, 00121 Rome

February 12, 2015

16.30 Carnival Party. Afternoon of games, workshops, animated readings, entertainment and snacks for all


LIBRARY THEATRE Quarticciolo, via Castellaneta 10, 00171 Roma

Thursday, February 12, 2015

17.00 “Thursday fat fat … in BimBlioteca”, readings and games in the mask through the shelves. Treats and lots of fun with Giorgia D’Archive and Chiara D’Aquila


SANDRO ONOFRI, via Umberto Lilloni 39/45, 00125 Rome

window dressing theme


VALLE AURELIA, Viale di Valle Aurelia 129, 00167 Rome

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

17.00 Activities carnival for children 4-8 years, “Carnival: the craziest party that there is” great fun for kids room with readings, music and games



16:00 to 17:00 hours Conference show: “Dissertations anthropology carnival … and other stories sung”, edited by Daniele Mutino,

hours 17:00 to 7:00 p.m. Laboratory building masks and costumes from recycled materials creatively, by association, by Artesana Onlus, in partnership with City Hall II


VILLA MERCEDE (II – SAN LORENZO) Via Tiburtina 113, 00185 Rome

February 14, 2015

hours 9:30 to 11:30 Laboratory of construction masks and costumes from recycled materials creatively, by the association to make a game

11.30-12.30 Conference show “Tales of Carnival”, curated by Viviana Mancini, in partnership with City Hall II





Sunday, February 15, 2015

MACRO Via Nizza 138, Rome

From 15.00 to 18.00 The event, which already provides for Saturday, February 14 a program of readings, performances, and free workshops for children in collaboration with the Libraries of Rome, continues Sunday, February 15 in the spaces of the MACRO in Via Nizza with the musical performances of the band drums itinerant Caracca. The band, founded in 2006 in Ostia and made up more than twenty percussionists, will perform from 15 to 18 hours in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, starting from the repertoire of Brazilian Salvador, Recife and Rio, involving large and children in a cheerful carnival parade with great parade of masks and costumes made from small workshop participants in libraries.

Free admission

Organized by the Caracca and promoted by the Municipality of Rome II Capital


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