Not many people know this, but the carnival was born…
The festival of Noantri is one of the manifestations more perceived by the people of Rome and is celebrated in honor of Beata Vergine del Carmelo from July 15 to 30 in the famous Rione of
Trastevere in Rome.
The name “Noantri” means “the rest of us,” as opposed to “the rest of you who live in other neighborhoods.”
The origins of the festival dates back to 1535 when in the Tiber was found a Madonna made in cedar wood, called for this reason “Madonna Fiumarola” which later became the patron saint of
Trastevere and that now is the Basilica of San Crisogono in Trastevere in Piazza Sonnino.
Trastevere at this time is filled with stalls, music and theater events and outdoor taverns are full of people and tourists. But the festival is not as ancient as that liturgical; it dates back to the twenties of the twentieth century, promoted by Fascism in order to awaken festivals and folk traditions in Italy.
Good food and wine flow abundant in the stands, making the “Festa de Noantri” a great opportunity to see the Roman traditions outside the classical tourist schemes.
Street theater, dance and music are the constant companions of this unique festival.
If you come from outside Rome and want to discover the city and take part in this great event we will also recommend that you arrange for your departure in time and look for suggestions on
where to stay online on the website of Bed and Breakfast Roma Service.
Where : Rione di Trastevere, Roma
When : From July 15 to 30, 2015