Sunday were the big carnival parades in Catholic cities across the world. They always have a nice one in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome.
Yesteryday, the last day before Lent, the kids in Italy all wore their carnival costumes to school. It was cute to see them all walking home from school in the afternoon all dressed up. When we were kids we always loved wearing our Halloween costume to school once a year.
Just remember what carinvale means: carne vale!