Explosion of the Cart (Scoppio del Carro)

Events — By katiegreenaway on April 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Don’t miss this Explosion of the Cart (Scoppio del Carro) on Sunday April 24th at 11am in Piazza del Duomo. There will be a huge crowd of people outside the Baptistery waiting for the ‘colombina’, which is dove-shaped rocket that ignites the cart full of pyrotechnics and fireworks. This explosion is meant to express the new life of Christ and thus at this moment the new spring season beginning. For more information on this event, check out my article over on Charming Italy.

The procession of the cart

Photo credit: Tuscan Traveler