Acireale summer Carnival 2015: confetti and masks near the sea

  • Published: 2-07-2015
  • Category: Events

Acireale summer Carnival 2015

Are you sure that Carnival is only a winter event? Even summer is the right time for costumes, confetti, colors, parades of floats. And, while you’re there, for a plunge into the sea. Especially during the summer Carnival of Acireale, which in 2015 will take place on August 1 and 2.

 

A very ancient event

This is the summer Carnival of Acireale, that dates back to Sixteenth Century. The “modern turn” will come only during Twenties.

 

Art, culture, folklore, fun

These four words describe the Summer Carnival of Acireale perfectly. A kind of synthesis of the best things offered during the winter version: masks, carnival costumes and floats, for children and for adults.

The real heart of the summer Carnival will be the old town centre of Acireale, with the Carousel of Sicilian carts, or the night parade of floats, one of the most awaited events. At the same time, there will be performances by folk groups, singers and music bands in the streets and squares of the city.

 

How to get there

Acireale is in the Province of Catania. To get there, take the state highway towards north until you arrive in Acireale. Its summer Carnival is an event that you cannot miss during a holiday in this part of Sicily.

 

More information

For more information about Acireale summer Carnival 2015, you can visit the official website of the event, Carnevaleacireale.info.

 

Image source: Flickr.com/photos/alessandrogrussu

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