Counting Gappy Smiles at Carnevale d’Abruzzo

Confetti Gap

Francavilla al Mare’s Carnevale d’Abruzzo may not be Italy’s biggest Carnival, and does seem small for those more accustomed to Rio, or even Notting Hill in the summer.  It had but 5 tractor-pulled floats but for sheer numbers of gappy smiles it shone like there is no tomorrow.

Five floats seems to be what an Abruzzo carnival contains in the way of procession, we nipped back and checked out Carnevale Morto di Montorio al Vomano, similar but Francavilla won for a blast of colour and best satire as Berlusconi was hoisted and paraded along on King Rat TV.

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Sam Dunham
Author: Sam Dunham

Sam is a very lucky midlife 'mamma' to A who is 11 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance travel and food web content manager and copywriter and EFL teacher - she is the founder of English in the Woods. She is the co-founder of the social enterprises: The Abruzzo Blogger Community and Let's Blog Abruzzo. She is currently writing the book 'Abruzzo: Folk and Food.

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18 February 2012 13:37

Hi, Sammy! Thank you very much for reminding. Maybe I'll manage to reach it tomorrow.

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