Verona celebrates the carnival with the 491st Bacanal del Gnoco (autumn) and the “Village of Traditions” from 18 October to 7 November 2021 Events in Verona
It will still be carnival. This year, for the first time, in an autumn version. Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October the Bacalal del Gnoco we will return to fill in city streets and squares. Skipped for Covid at the beginning of the year, the Scaliger carnival has not resigned itself and, after months of waiting, it is now ready to celebrate, in compliance with anti-contagion measures, with two “explosive” days. The 491 edition will start, in fact, with an alternative gnocolar Friday, with the floats in static form. In the squares Bra, Erbe, San Zeno and Bacanal the carnival groups will be present with their works which, at sunset, will be illuminated. Dances and shows will enliven the exhibition.
There paradeinstead, it will be held the following day, on Saturday with a short procession. Along a path of 3.5 kilometers, half of the previous editions, 70 masks, majorettes, bands and floats will bring the joy of the carnival to the historic center. To open the dance the statue of Dante Alighieri, a tribute to the year of Dante’s celebrations. And if the city is celebrating for two days, in San Zeno, the historic district where the Bacanal is located, the program will be much richer:
Monday October 18, the traditional pose of the statue of the Daddy of the Gnoco will be held.
From 22 October to 7 November, excluding the days of the celebrations of the Saints and the Dead, will open the Village of Traditions, a space entirely dedicated to the food and wine culture and folkloric Scaligera.
Finally, the November 7, the historic ride of Tommaso Da Vico will close the 2021 celebrations.
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