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Carnevale in Milan (Carnival, Mardi Gras)
February 10 @ February 10 - February 11 @ February 11 UTC+0
Carnival in MilannThis year Carnevale di Milano will be celebrated nCarnival in Milan follows the Ambrosian rite and is celebrated one week after Carnival in Venice which follows the Roman rite. (Venice Carnevale festival 27 Jan-13 Feb 2018) nParades & EventsnIn various locations throughout the city, there are events and activities for all, including families and children. Piazza Duomo and the surrounding areas are the main locations for festivities. Street performers, clowns parades and concerts all day and evening long. nThe main parade with costumes, jugglers, pantomimes and floats will start from I Giardini Publici, Palestro, Piazza San Babila, Corso Europa, Piazza Fontana ending in Piazza Cesare Beccaria (near Piazza Duomo) nSee Milan city website event calendar nClubs, Parties & Dinners in MasqueradenSee all parties on Milanoindiscoteca.it nBobino Milano nHappy Hour Drinks and PartynFree entrance, must have a reservationnBobino Club Navigli Milano – Alzaia Naviglio Grande 116, MilanonStarts: 7pmnReservations: +393282345620 (message or Whatsapp) or reservations online BobinonByblos Milano nDinner, Happy Hour Drinks, and Partynentrance from 10€, must have a reservationnByblos Milano – Via Messina, 38, MilanonStarts: 7pmnReservations: +393282345620 (message or Whatsapp) reservations online Byblos nJust Cavalli Milano nHappy Hour Drinks and PartynEntrance from 15€, must have a reservationnJust Cavalli Milano – Via Luigi Camoens, MilanonStarts: 8 PMnReservations: +393282345620 (message or Whatsapp) or reservations online Just nClub Haus 80’s MilanonFree entrance, must have a reservationnClub Haus 80’s Milano – Via Valtellina, 21, MilanonStarts: 11PMnReservations: +393282345620 (message or Whatsapp) or reservations online Club Haus 80s nWhere to staynAll the action is at Piazza Duomo but other areas like Brera and Castello are within walking distance. n n nTraditional masksnn n n n n n n n n nnMenghino and his wife La Cecca, characters invented by burlesque comedy play-write Carlo Maria Maggi. Meneghino was the term used for sixteenth-century Milanese butlers who accompanied noblemen and women in their carriages. They became symbols of the honest, hard-working, joyful Milanese. See more costume ideas and traditions nMeneghino (pronounced men-eh-GHEE-no) nWhat is Carnival?nIt’s the last day of celebrations before the forty-day period of Lent (a period of penitence and fasting) before Easter. Carne means meat, vale means farewell, goodbye in Latin, hence Carnevale means farewell to meat before 40 days of Lent. Carnevale was the last day to eat meat and other rich delicacies before abstaining for Lent. Wearing masks and costumes was a way to hide one’s identity, social class, and inhibitions on this day of frolicking festivities. nWhat to eatnChiacchiere – a light pastry fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. You can find them in any and every bakery or pastry shop at Carnival time. nnn nChiacchiere (pronounced KIA-kia-rey) nn n nnnnnnnnShare this:FacebookXLike this:Like Loading…nnnnCiao, I’m Celia, your travel advisor in Italy! Need help planning your trip to Italy? Learn about what to do and see, and where to eat and sleep. Ask me a question or request a custom travel plan. Book a consultation.