Start: 05/03/2017
End: 05/03/2017

Event Venue

Foiano delle Chiana

GPS: 43.2540011, 11.8159624

Carnival of Foiano delle Chiana

The oldest carnival of Italy is in its 478th edition and takes place in Foiano delle Chiana in the province of Arezzo.
Four large floats created by the four quarters of the historical town – who for centuries have competed with each other – will be paraded through the streets on February 5 – 12 – 19 – 26 and March 5.
The parade is led by King Giocondo, represented as a rag and straw puppet, an archaic symbol through which the peasant culture glorifies revival, celebrating the disappearance of darkness, and of the past. During the last day of celebration, it is burned in the main square of Foiano in a spectacular ceremony.


February 5 -12 -19 – 26 and March 5

Opening hours
12pm – 7pm

Historic center of Foiano delle Chiana


Fees & Tickets
Entry ticket