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8 February 2017

Book a holiday home to experience the Carnival on Lake Garda

Book a holiday home for the carnival on Lake Garda which boasts years of tradition with the historical parades of Bardolino and the Carnival of Bacchus and Arianna, the Carnival parties in Arco, Bagolino, Manerba del Garda to name just some.

The traditions associated with the Carnival party are many and as always the parades of the wagons and masks, often also awarded prizes, can not be missed. For the streets of the various locations of the lake are held moments of entertainment for young and old, with inflatable kiosks selling pancakes and lettuces, music of all kinds. The Carnival then becomes a good opportunity to book a holiday on Lake Garda in a holiday home among those proposed by LagoVacanze.

The festivities during the Carnival period have a very distant origin, probably in pagan religious festivals, in which masks were used to ward off evil spirits. Today, however, is seen as a time of aggregation for families and children, who can not wait to wear the most unlikely and fun costumes. And at Lake Garda this tradition is never disregarded. How they never betray the marvelous displays and the allegorical wagons prepared in the different countries. Even the wagons have very ancient origins: in the past they represented the figure of a deity, such as Beauty, Grace, Justice, while today they are parading carrying figures in papier-mache that, in general, represent in an ironic way some events or current personalities.

Quest’anno il Carnival on Lake GardaFat Thursday begins on February 23rd, ending February 28th on Shrove Tuesday. Every single municipality in the area offers calendars with different parties and activities that change according to the places and are linked to the individual traditions of the country. Apart from the most important events mentioned at the beginning, in the other localities of the lake the Carnival is celebrated with masked parades and carts, an opportunity to have fun in joy. That’s why you can enjoy this particularly mild winter and book a holiday home on Lake Garda in February.

Among the gluttony related to the Carnival, also on Lake Garda, we use to eat pancakes and chatter, called the gardense and mantovana lettuces.

What to do Carnival on Lake Garda?

In Manerba del Garda, province of Brescia, as every year the party at the Palazzetto dello Sport returns with the classic event of the masquerade parade. During the Carnival days the little ones can have fun with entertainment and games of all kinds. The award ceremony of the “Silver Mask” will not miss this year.

In Sirmione, Salò and Desenzano, the most famous places on the Brescia side of Lake Garda, will offer moments of celebration throughout the 2017 Carnival with pancakes and lettuce, sweets of all kinds and lots of music.

Here in detail the Carnival calendar published by the Tourism Office of the Province of Brescia:

Bagolino -Ponte Caffaro

From the 26th to the 28th of February, dance shows by the Balarì group through the streets of the town.

On Sunday 26 and Monday 27 the group of small dancers performs.


Sunday 26 February “Children’s Carnival” Carnival party and silver mask competition at the Palazzetto in via 4 Novembre.


Sunday 25 February “Carnevalando” from 2.30 pm inflatables and animation on the lakefront and in Piazza Vittoria with waders, wizards and jugglers.

Tuesday, February 28, 2.30 pm parade of music and animation on the lakefront and Piazza Vittoria


Sunday, February 26th from 3 pm Carnival party, masked afternoon at the San Giovanni di Lugana Hospital.

Tuesday, February 28th at 2 pm party with entertainment and games at the parish of Colombare.

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