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Carnevale di San Pietro in Casale

Carnival of di San Pietro in Casale - association "I Ragazù dl'Uratòri"
Carnival of di San Pietro in Casale - association "I Ragazù dl'Uratòri"

A 138-year old historical carnival

Where: via 24 Maggio - 40018 San Pietro in Casale (BO)

When: February 24 and March 3, 2019



The historical Carnival of San Pietro in Casale allows people to go to the Court of King Sandròn Spaviròn, the stock comic character reigning over this Carnival since 1871. On both Sundays the town streets are covered with masked carnival parades and funny allegoric floats. Visitors can have refreshments with typical local food and wine. 


On the second Sunday at 8PM, after his triumphal entry into the historical centre of the town, King Sandròn Spaviròn reads his will to the assembled crowd and usually makes everybody laugh because of its biting satire. At the end of the reading, a puppet representing the Carnival is set on fire, according to tradition.


In case of bad weather the event may be postponed to March 11 and 18, 2019.



The event is a great occasion to visit San Pietro in Casale, whose beautiful historical centre, with its Bolognese-style porticoes and elegant ancient buildings, strikes you entering the town.

Info on the event

Timetable: from 2.30pm. 

Entrance: free entry

Organization: Associazione Cranvel ed San Pir in Casel

Info: URP Comune di San Pietro in Casale

Ph. 0039 051 6669556

Come arrivare
Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Via G. Matteotti 154 - 40018 San Pietro in Casale (BO)

Phone +39 051 6669556 | 051 666.95.55 | 051 666.95.46


Opening times (winter)

Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 8.30am-12.30pm
Thu 2.30pm-6pm
Sat 8.30am-12pm


Opening times (July and August)
Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 8.30am-12.30pm

Thu 8.30am-12.30pm

Sat 8.30am-12pm

Last update: 11-12-2018

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More information
Distance from Bologna:
24 Km.
18/26 m.
12.202 (updated January 1st 2016)
Market day:
Patron Saint:
San Pietro e Paolo (29th June)
Asia, Cenacchio, Gavaseto, Maccaretolo, Massumatico, Poggetto, Rubizzano, S.Alberto and San Benedetto
How to get there

By car

· Roads from Bologna: Via Stalingrado, turn left in Via Aposazza, then turn right in Via Shakespeare, keep on going along SS 4 Galliera up to San Pietro in Casale
· Motorways
from Bologna: A13 Motorway, exit Bologna-Interporto, take SP 3 Trasversale di Pianura, get onto SP 4 Galliera till San Pietro in Casale


By bus

From the Bologna Bus Station, ATC Public Transport Company (for information on timetables and fares visit
· Bus n. 97 Bologna-San Giorgio di Piano-San Pietro in Casale-San Venanzio


By train

From the Bologna Central Station (for information on timetables and fares visit
railway line Bologna-Piacenza–Milano, Anzola dell'Emilia stop.


By plane

The Guglielmo Marconi Airport  is about 21 km. from San Pietro in Casale.
The BLQ Airport shuttle  connects every 15-30 minutes the airport to the city centre and to the central station. Piazza XX Settembre stop to get a bus towards San Pietro in Casale.