One of the traditions related to the Carnival is that of the small village of Schignano. Here every year is possible to participate to a representation of rich charm and special meaning.
Among the various characters that you can meet in the streets of Schignano is the Brut: the hand-carved wooden masks representing the poor, the one who lives by agriculture and pastoralism, covered with rags. Often he is accompanied by bells and work tools.
The Mascarun is the allegory of the “beautiful” represented with rich colorful dresses of lace. His gait is noble and elegant, enhanced by the use of fans and umbrellas.
The only character who can talk is the Ciocia, a man dressed as a woman with the face covered with soot and makes a parody of a women complaining of her husband.
Lead the procession the Sapeur, the Saturday and Shrove Tuesday representation; they accompany the Sigurtà, a symbol of authority.
The Carlisepp is the symbol of the carnival puppet burned in the main square of the village on Shrove Tuesday after an unsuccessful attempt to escape along the streets and alleys.
Here you can see in a video some images of the Carnival of Schignano and to listen a song in the tipical dialect ok Lake Como.