Carnival 2019

Celebrate with us until March 9th

Luoghi vari

How can you possibly miss the Milano Carnival, where the celebrations finish four days after those in the rest of Italy, from March 6th to 9th, 2019?
This is why Carnevale here is taken seriously, celebrated in its full traditional glory. 
The air is filled with colours, confetti and the sweetest aroma of chiacchiere and tortelli.


Don't miss the Milano Clown Festival during the same days of Carnival: the city will be filled with the joy and energy of artists and companies from around the world.


Discover the Milanese traditions and celebrate with us!

Milano Clown Festival

The Milano Clown Festival, the international festival of the new clown figure and street theatre, is back with its 14th edition from March 6th to 9th, 2019.

On "stage" artists and companies of "new circus" from all over the world will animate the city during the Ambrosian Carnival: over 80 artists, 120 appointments in as many as 23 places will perform in shows, special Events, DJ sets, meetings for the kids and schools.


On Saturday March 9th starting from 14:00 in the courtyard of Palazzo Marino don't miss the beautiful "fiesta" with workshops, magic shows with Mago Yassin, clowns and magic make up for kids!


We celebrate 4 days more than the others: here's why

Everyone celebrates Carnival on “Shrove Tuesday”, but we keep on celebrating until Saturday... Here's why!

Chiacchiere or tortelli?

Mmm… How to decide between a crumbly pastry and a soft frittella? We will guide you in the pleasurable choice. And if you want to try to prepare the at home, here you can find our recipes!

Meneghino, the Milanese costume

Erudite language, witty and lively intelligence, a generous character. This is “Meneghin”, the servant much loved by people, poets and playwrights alike, the traditional Milanese costume.

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