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Carnival in Lucca: Carnival Party in Centro Storico
February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Lucca in Maschera: from 3rd to 5th February the city is transforming to accommodate great events and initiatives related to Carnival. Three days in collaboration with the Carnevale di Viareggio which celebrates 150 years this year.
From 18h Allegra Baccanata with masks and entertainment in the historic centre
The Allegra Baccanata initiative has been joined by Caffè Monica and Old City, which from 6 pm will offer their Carnival under the stars in Corso Garibaldi, an open-air DJ set with Save DJ and Ricca voice that will make people dance on the street.
In Piazza Anfiteatro, here too, starting in the late afternoon, space for music by Toscana Tipica with the presence as special guest of Steve Martin to make those present dance outdoors for Carnival 2023 in the most beautiful square in Italy .
Other musical appointments are then planned inside Franklin ’33 in via San Giorgio, the café del Mercato, Lebowski and Screwdriver in piazza San Michele, and the Rewine in via Calderia.
Sunday 5th February from 14:30 the Carnival of Viareggio on the walls of Lucca – parade of masked groups from Santa Maria Square to caffe delle Mura – Napoleone square and San Michele square in Foro
From 19:00 in Piazza San Francesco Tordelli Party and concert of Manolo Strimpelli.
Saturday 18th February from 21:30 at the ex Cavallerizza Grand Gala of Carnival in historical costume.
Sunday 19th February from 14:30 piazza San Francesco children’s party
Friday 24 February from 21:00 at Teatro del Giglio Grand Carnival Gala Concert with the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra (info 340 8106042).
From 1st to 28th February under the lodge of the Palazzo Pretorio “Lucca, stories of carriages and Carnivals*.
On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of February shops in the old town will have discounts. ‘Mask Discounts’, with super offers in the best shops in the historic center, and ‘Carnival Dishes’, with the possibility of tasting dishes dedicated to the Carnevale both for lunch and dinner. In addition, dedicated tourist packages will be available, curated by DMC Piana di Lucca, for those who want to experience the Carnival atmosphere in the city.
THE PARKING LOT
To enable the expected large influx without a hitch, a parking plan has been set up that will allow visitors and participants to leave their cars a few hundred meters from LIM events, in total safety and comfort. In fact, numerous spaces have been identified in the very first urban suburbs (as shown on the attached map) that will be available for the great events of Lucca in Maschera. Free parking areas: cemetery, Palasport, Tagliate, Barons, Tagliate San Marco, Campo di Marte, Stadium, Macelli, Pulia. Parking areas for a fee: Palatucci, Carducci, Station.