08 February 2016

Carnevale in Basilicata

Basilicata does not have Carnevale events like those in Venice, but there are some unique traditions. Small town settings and lack of crowds make these events more enjoyable as you can be a part of the action.

The season begins in January with the Festa di Sant' Anotonio, where many towns have large bonfires in their main piazza.

The weekend before Ash Wednesday is the climax of events in towns such as Satriano di Lucano where they have a symbolic wedding with the bride and groom representing local towns coming together in peace.

Tricarico is locally famous for their colorful and loud parade with costumes and cow bells.

So if you want to experience Carnevale on a more personal level think about a visit to Basilicata.