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Every year, during the month of February, very close to Siena takes place the beautiful Carnival of Foiano with the participation of adults and children coming from all the province.
If the departure is from Siena, you’ll have to go in the direction of Perugia and exit at Foiano della Chiana.
Few days ago the first parades began after noon and the party was further enhanced by the organization of traditional dances of Ecuador. Who is writing this post is Gabriela, the new entry in Borgo Grondaie team. My origins are from Ecuador that is why this event make me feel proud and closer to my country.
Fonte: pagina Facebook Carnevale Foiano
The protagonists of the Carnival are the 4 groups: AZZURRI, BOMBOLO, NOTTAMBULI & RUSTICI.
To discover the origin of these Carnival groups we have to come back to the last century. During the year, each group works hard to build a parade float, they choose a float design and with an allegorical theme (freely chosen by each group).
To avoid wrong behaviour and external aid, the float construction takes place in the same building.
Fonte: Carnevale Foiano
The artisans work with passion without receiving any compensation.
The floats parades are judged by a jury composed of 5 professionals: a designer, a painter, an art critic, a sculptor and a journalist.
An atmosphere of joy and happiness as the floats parades are passing by, many smiles and lots of confetti! An experience not to be missed!
Last Sunday of Carnival , the verdict will be read following the funeral of King Giocondo: the King of Carnival.
At this point of King Giocondo’s Testament will be read in the Piazza: it was reading in rhyme by the President of the Carnival all positive and negative passed year events
Upcoming events: sunday 2nd & 9th of march 2014
Ordinary: Euro 8,00
Children under 12: Free
Discount Family: 2 adults + 1 child = Euro 13,00
Group discount of more than 30 people: Euro 7,00
posted by: www.hotelsienaborgogrondaie.com
Turisti per casa is the name of the guided themed tours that every second and fourth Sunday of the month, until February 2014 will take place in the Pinacoteca di Siena at 11 am, just before lunch . Why not to tale advantage from 20% discount that some restaurants recognize if you show the Pinacoteca ticket
Borgo Grondaie has a special love for this museum , that is why we have chosen it as the venue for the 2013 edition of the Digital Invasions Event. In this regard there is this very interesting post written by Dominique Papi Cipriani, a professional photographer known at the time of the Digital Invasion, who recounts with sincere gratitude the experience of that day.
We join with enthusiasm this initiative, which has allowed us to investigate the origins of the Pinacoteca collection and become aware of curiosities related to certain works such as the Santa Petronilla Altarpiece by Ambrogio Lorenzetti and the dramatic story of the beautiful Ghismunda from Bernardino Mei .
The event is organized by the guides of Siena (Federagit) with the support of Confesercenti of Siena.
Therefore it’s a pleasure to share with you the calendar of next visits, time and topics and invite you to participate because it is really worth it.