Carnivale Borgosesia, "Beppe Grillo" Float Wins ~ Romancing Italy

Feb 25, 2009

Carnivale Borgosesia, "Beppe Grillo" Float Wins

Borgosesia Carnivale made it into the news with their winning float. Here are scenes from Sunday.

Coming into the square

He was so kind to pose for a photo...and right after asked if I would buy a raffle ticket....Nothing is ever for free (sigh).

One of the floats that passed in the parade. We arrived late so most of them had already been parked in the square. Do you see the tractor?

One of the master of ceremonies. I love the cap.

More costumes just my style. Maybe I'll wear one next year.

What carnival would be complete without food and sweets! Naturally we were drawn to these delicious wonders. And yes, I devoured one of those giants on the right, brushing the sugar off my upper lip and cheeks with every bite.

If you didn't see the tractor for the first photo, it's obvious here. This is the Gomorrah float...

...with a close up. Handsome fellow, isn't he?

I loved these guys. Reminds me of Lost in Space.

This baby however, got the winning votes and made it in the La Stampa newspaper.

And this is our friend at the bar Gran Bretagne, completely transformed into the lovely Snow White.



  1. Great photos! I just stumbled across your blog today and it's teriffic. I love Italy and am always planning ways to get back there as soon as my feet are back on American soil!

  2. Thanks Matt, I always felt the same way ...couldn't wait to get back once I got back home. You've taken some great photos yourself of Italy. Florence is obviously a favorite, and you've been to Rome. Where else have you been?

  3. I love these pictures and can't wait to grab a coffee to read the rest of your blog :)

  4. What a pretty blog! It is my heritage, my obsession, my love, my food. And I love the cap, too!


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