WHERE Bormio
WHEN 11/02/2018

Carnival of Fools

On Carnival day the Mayor hands the reins over to the Podestà del Mat (King of Foolsafter the Podestà is officially crowned. Then all havoc breaks loose and anarchy reins, or rather, power is assumed by Harlequin and the Compagnia di Mat (the Band of Fools), who give a public reading of the gossip and complaints of the citizens taken from a post box set up for that purpose in the exquisite historic Piazza del Kuerc. Other activities include a parade through the historic centre led by the Harlequins, with children escorting the Podestà.