11th February and it carnival time in Barga. This afternoon the streets of Barga Vecchia were full of masked figures running around having a very noisy good time … and most of these figures seemed to be under 1 meter 20 tall .. yep, its Carnevalino dei bambini – Carnival for small children. The streets are carpeted with confetti, shouts, laughter and (screams) fill the air as the children of the area let loose and enjoy the carnival.
The perfect weather conditions with even the sun breaking though and filling the piazza with light made this one of the better carnivals held in Barga recently (no bitter north wind to cut you to the bone) Music, clowns and even hot food to keep the party going until late in the afternoon.
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