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 12 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance SEO food and travel copywriter and EFL teacher. She is the founder of the Life In Abruzzo Cultural Association, co-founder of Let's Blog Abruzzo. she is the founder of the 'English in the Woods' initiative, teaching English outdoors in a forest style school.

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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.

18 February 2012 21:02
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It\’s not big but very sweet and all the kids looked like they were having so much fun. Let me know if you go….

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