Carnival 2016 in Tuscany: masks and colors near the sea of Porto Azzurro

  • Published: 1-02-2016
  • Category: Events

Carnival 2016 in Tuscany: Porto Azzurro

In summer, its beaches are the main reason for which vacationers visit it. In winter, it becomes the location where colors, music and masks offer a lot of fun. By the sea. In other words, even in 2016, Porto Azzurro, in Tuscany, will celebrate the Carnival.

 

The Carnival

This year, Porto Azzurro Carnival will take place on February 21, Sunday. From 3pm, the promenade of Porto Azzurro will be the location of the parade of “costumed groups”. A jury will choose the winning group, which will take part in the Carnival of Viareggio next week.

 

Porto Azzurro

The Carnival 2016 of Porto Azzurro could be a good occasion to spend a weekend on Elba Island.

  • On Friday, you could visit the old town centre of Portoferraio and taste the culinary specialties of Elba Island in a cozy restaurant.
  • On Saturday morning, you could discover the other places to see of Portoferraio, such as Medici’s fortresses.
  • On Saturday afternoon, you could visit Capoliveri.

 

How to get there

The main tourist port near Porto Azzurro is Rio Marina. To get there from Rio Marina, you only have to take the county road 26 towards south and follow the road signs to Porto Azzurro. The journey by car takes 24 minutes.

Alternatively, to get there from Portoferraio, take the county road 26 d follow the signs to Porto Azzurro. In this case, the journey by car takes 40 minutes.

 

Further information

For further information about Carnival 2016 in Porto Azzurro, you can visit Porto Azzurro municipality official website, Comune.portoazzurro.li.it.

 

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