|Flight of the Churches, Brigid Marlin|
But this is The Pines of Rome, not The Pines of Venice, and it's been many years since I have visited La Serenissima. Instead, I am going to extol the virtues of Roman Carnevale. It's pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself.
I plan to post a few times over the next ten days of the "holiday", about the traditions, the events and, perhaps best of all, the sweets that make Carnevale Romano just about the most wonderful time of the year. But until then, I leave you with this little taste that I encountered, almost by chance, on my afternoon walk today.
For a bit of background on Roman Carnevale, check out last year's post: Eat, drink, and be merry! Carnival in Rome.
Image sources: 1; 2 and 3, by author