Carnival of Acireale
Carnival of Acireale 2018, the most beautiful of Sicily
The program of the Carnival of Acireale 2018
Carnival of Acireale 2018,is the most beautiful carnival in Sicily, with allegorical floats, parades of masked groups and performances.
A theater of wonders: masks, confetti, lights, flowers, music and especially so human warmth.
The beautiful streets and squares of the historical center of Acireale are the ideal frame for a spectacle that reaches the highlight with the parades of carts, through which the craftsmen aces express their wit and imagination by stimulating the others.
Wagons of the Carnival of Acireale
Wagons of the Carnival of Acireale date back to 1880 and thanks to the mastery and skill of the craftsmen, soon became a tradition that boasts real masterpieces of papier realized with different and great techniques. There are several types of wagons:
large floats decorated with flowers have their ancestors in cars full of flowers and lights and later also put in motion.
The famous Chariots of papier of Acireale are real sculptures of papier, statues in short that are able to move with the striking lights and fervent colors leaving astonished adults and children also thanks to their majestic size that can reach 20 meters.
The wagons in miniature dubbed Lilliput, are mini chariots, made to size child, where precisely they are the protagonists parading on these wonderful creations long about one meter.
The program of the Carnival of Acireale
The wonderful Carnival of Acireale starts from 03 and ends on 16 February.
To know all appointments and the dates of the new program, just consult the official website of the event www.fondazionecarnevaleacireale.it
How to arrive and where to park to the Carnival of Acireale
From the A18 exit at Acireale and then turn into the s.s. 114, following signs for the center of Acireale.
On the occasion of the event, the town offers suitable parkings for visitors.
It is possible to park in via Galatea and reach piazza Duomo also walk (about 800 m) or
via Tupparello or ask some vigilant or operator. The camper instead have at their disposal the area of via Igea, former railway Scalo.