25.02.2017 - 28.02.2017
Verrès Carnival- Photo credit: Lorenzo Leonarduzzi
The Verrès Carnival re-enacts every year an important event linked to a powerful local family called Challants.
When Francesco Challant died without male heirs he, unusually for the time, left the title and inheritance to his daughter Caterina who became the main focus of the Carnival.
The celebrations start on the Saturday and take place mainly in the beautiful surroundings of the Castle in Verrès where people enjoy long nights of music and dancing.
The highlight of the Monday is the theatrical performance of “A Chess Game” by Giuseppe Giacosa, followed by a “Grand Gala” while on the Tuesday, the last day of the Carnival, parades in costume, floats, folk musicians and dancers move through the streets of the village.