carnevale translation | Italian-English dictionary



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il carnevale di Venezia      the Venice Carnival  
Carnevale is the name given to the period between Epiphany (6 January) and the beginning of Lent, when people throw parties, put on processions with spectacular floats, build bonfires in the "piazze" and dress up infabulous costumes and masks. Building to a peak just before Lent, Carnevale culminates in the festivities of Martedì grasso (Shrove Tuesday). The most famous are the Carnevale di Viareggio with its parade of allegorical floats and the Carnevale di Venezia with open-air shows and balls in the city's squares.  
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"carnevale": examples and translations in context
Tijuana è divertente, un carnevale. Tijuana is fun, like a carnival.
- da queste parti dal carnevale. - Around the way since carnival.
È carnevale e sono nel carro allegorico principale. My God, it's Mardi gras, and I'm on the main float.
Si respira un'atmosfera da carnevale. There's a carnival-like atmosphere here.
Ok, nessuno si unirà al carnevale. OK, no one is joining the carnival.
Io ci sono andato a quel carnevale. I've been to the Mardi Gras.
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