Historic Carnival - Presentation
- Monday 06 January 2020
- ore 5.59 – “Albata” – La Banda musicale di Pont-Saint-Martin, con le note del tradizionale Inno, apre ufficialmente il 108° Carnevale sfilando lungo le vie del paese.
- Colazione Romana, offerta dall’Insula Fundus Tauri.
- ore 10.30 – XXIVª Fagiolata a cura dell’Insula Leonis presso la Piazza dei Leoni (piazzetta Centro Anziani).
- ore 11.30 – “As pend ‘l diao” – Si appende il fantoccio del Diavolo sotto l’arco del millenario Ponte romano
San Martino (the Bishop) and his adversary Satan, then the Roman Consul, the Tribunes of the People, the Roman Guards and their Officer and, lastly, the Lily Nymph accompanied by her two Maids are the leading characters in the historical carnival in Pont-Saint-Martin. A key feature of the carnival is the chariot race: each district or “insula” in the town has its own chariot and team consisting of a charioteer and a number of athletic youngsters, whose job it is to pull the chariot. Tuesday is a day when the carnival parade is held with floats from Point-Saint-Martin, some nearby villages and towns in Piedmont and Val d’Aosta. The day comes to a close beneath the span of the old Roman bridge, with the burning of Diavolo Satana (Satan) and a spectacular firework display.