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Carnival of Follonica

Carnival is the most representative festival in the city of Follonica.

The floats parade for 3 or 4 Sundays in February through the centre of Follonica, and from the second Sunday a jury awards prizes to the districts deemed best.

The prizes are divided into 3 types:

  • Reginetta, i.e. the most beautiful girl of the carnival, standing in the centre of the float.
  • The float, i.e. the most original and up-to-date structure wins the prize.
  • The masquerade: the jury prizes the dancing and partying performed by those preceding the float and animating the carnival in the streets.

There are eight districts competing, and every year each of them invest their time to keep one of the city's most important traditions alive with dedication, rewarded by a substantial increase in requests.

Since 2012, a 'new' Carnival has also been devised, namely, the Summer Carnival: the event takes place in July in Salciaina, with mini-carnival floats created especially for the event.
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