By Patricia Winton
Christmas decorations—always on display in Italy until at least January 6—have barely been packed away. Babbo Natale (Santa Claus) still hangs by his rope ladder from a few balconies. Twinkling lights linger on lampposts here and there, but Italians, adults and children alike, are already preparing for the next celebration—Carnevale.
|Pope Benedict figure at 2008 Viarregio Parade|
|Photo by pierofix via Photopin|
|Carnevale in Venice|
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