Long before the French Revolution, let alone the sexual one, Carnival was one occasion where, with the inevitable social barriers, the People could take liberties that were denied them for the rest of the year.
So, as well as a Pagan festivity that preceded and dissolved into a Christian festivity, Carnival was also a moment for playfully discarding disinhibitions, for which the masks and costumes could consent to diminish not just the differences but also fears.
Today it is no longer so. It remains a playful occasion, mainly dedicated to little children, with the occasional fancy ball, but the cape of Balanzone, the Pulcinella costume and the colours of Harlequin, have been covered up by today’s morality, often false and corrupt. And the confetti and streamers end up in my wine glass.
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a group of people, that have lived and experienced the wonderful atmosphere of Frascati for many years, and now wish to share it with you.