Carnival is celebrated throughout Italy over January and February each year. Some of the smaller towns have the biggest and best parades though. Tivoli is one well worth visiting.
From mid-January until mid-February, Tivoli gets taken over with 'carnival fever'. Face painters can be found daily on the main streets to decorate the childrens faces. The main square is in almost constant party mode, with stalls, music, competitions and games.
Each Sunday there is a big parade of decorated floats and people in costumes that goes round the main streets ending up in the main square.
Great fun for the whole family!
Here's a few photo's from this years carnival: