Crowds for the Tolentino Grand Carnival which took place in the square and streets of the centre. And today the grand finale at the “Carnival Teatro Tenda”, in the Sticchi area, with the “Children’s Carnival… at the circus”, thanks to the entertainment and show of the Takimiri Circus (free entry). Masked groups presented by neighborhood and district committees, schools and some associations marched at Sunday’s event. At the end of the event the jury – chaired by the artist Enzo Grassettini and composed of Lucia Pistacchi, president of Avis, and the chef Paolo Paciaroni – chose “Il Cavaliere in Poltrona” as the most original group, proposed by the San Giuseppe Committee with many characters inspired by the world of designer upholstery which together made up a sofa and a large Vanity Fair on which the cavalier Franco Moschini was seated (not him in person, but a man with a mask depicting his face). Furthermore, the jury indicated as the largest group the “Painters of Emotions”, curated by the Repubblica Committee, “Bimbolandia” and the “Colibrì’s Nest”: over 150 participants, in themed costumes, to invite everyone to paint the canvas of the own life.
Second place ex aequo for “The Graces in the world of fairy tales”, proposed by the Le Grazie celebrations committee with all the Disney characters (Mickey Mouse and Minnie in the lead), and for “The Barbie phenomenon in Ributino. You who are Barbie”, presented by contrada Ributino, Ancaiano, Pianciano, Parruccia, Calcavenaccio and arrived in a long pink limousine. For the occasion, mayor Mauro Sclavi dressed up as Super Mario.