First Class Floats

Borders by Alessandro Avanzini

Borders by Alessandro Avanzini

"The last Snow White"

by Jacopo Allegrucci

Once upon a time, there was a King … or better, Once upon a time there was once a world where Mother Nature was fertile and stunningly beautiful and where people had boundless good food to eat. In recent years, the production of garbage has increased exponentially and waste disposal costs have become a worldwide business. Day after day, our world risks creating more and more polluted products, a poison for the human race. The last Snow White is the symbol of Mother Nature condemned to her sad destiny.

The itinerant imaginary: the great spectacle of life by Massimo Breschi

The itinerant imaginary: the great spectacle of life by Massimo Breschi

“Medea”

by Alessandro Avanzini

Among the many stories that illustrate the life of women, without a doubt the myth of Medea continues to capture the attention of many authors, writers, composers and film directors. Medea. A woman, a lover, a mother, a barbarian, a foreigner, a sorceress and a priestess who is guilty of crimes committed in the name of her unconditional love for the man who will then betray her, Jason the anti-hero. We must remember that Medea is not a Greek woman and is therefore not a citizen. She is the last among the last and a foreigner in the city of Corinth that perceives her as a threat. A Mother, whose children born out of an un-consecrated marriage, are considered bastards. Jason reduces her to the role of concubine and once deprived of her maternal right, Medea will react to such violence through revenge and by sacrificing her children. A sacrifice that represents the only tragic possibility for Medea to regain possession of her nature and identity. Thus, the culture of Western Greece will never meet the "barbarian" one of from Colchis that sits on the edge of the civilized world.

Burocrazy. The jungle of lawsby the Compagnia del Carnevale of Lebigre and Roger

Burocrazy. The jungle of lawsby the Compagnia del Carnevale of Lebigre and Roger

"The Pack"

by the Breschi brothers

The theme of this float is the tragedy of bullying, which is born in schools and then leads to the creation of criminal gang. A phenomenon that has grown over the years, that touches countless individuals since the time of adolescence and that is fueled by the silence of intimidated victims. Symbolizing the violence of the pack, the hyenas on the float tear apart a book, the manuscript of life. The message is strong and clear: we must break the silence and act against bullying.

Bang bang by Umberto and Stefano Cinquini

Bang bang by Umberto and Stefano Cinquini

"The Siren's deceit"

by the Bonetti brothers

The myth of the siren and of Ulysses is reenacted on this allegorical float with a message that is clear: Man must be careful not to fall into the perils of everyday life that often take on the form of bewitching sirens. It is exactly when we are tired and more vulnerable that these seductive creatures sing us their chant that hides obstacles and deaths. However, just like Ulysses we must strive to resist all temptation by using any means necessary.

The Seed of Beauty by Fabrizio Galli

The Seed of Beauty by Fabrizio Galli

"The theory of Chaos"

by Umberto, Stefano and Michele Cinquini

What if the chaos we are living in were the result of a pre-established design aimed at creating terror solely to shift the interests of few and influence a precarious economic balance? The authors of the float raise this issue by building a sort of gigantic carousel, the carousel of life, where ancestral female figures have large video screens instead of faces and broadcast images of the chaotic actuality in which we live. At the same time, a giant stroboscopic ball serves as a smoke and mirrors decoy, and a pig - the symbol of economic power, plays its shady games.

Boruca Behind the Mask by Uberto and Luigi Bonetti

Boruca Behind the Mask by Uberto and Luigi Bonetti

"The Master-Drone"

by Fabrizio Galli

The supreme myth of having power over the whole universe. The first. God Emperor Trump. The parallelism with the dominant character of Warhammer 40K has never been more fitting, except that this is not a futuristic three-dimensional tabletop wargame but pure reality. Donald wants to go back to the moon, travel to Mars and create the first space army. Ultras Marines? Mega Marines? The time of intellectuals, philosophers and of old and worn culture is over. We have entered the era of fantasy, videogames and virtual life. The dominant male par-excellence has arrived, democratically, and is now here, among us. The Master-Drone flies over the Viareggio boardwalk as we prepare to pay the price.

The Big Dipper – The Big Bear by Carlo Lombardi

The Big Dipper – The Big Bear by Carlo Lombardi

"Adelante"

by Lebigre and Roger

Adelante means beyond. Frida Kahlo was a revolutionary and poetic woman and artist who broke all molds and went beyond the constraints of her times always moving forward with love, irony and strength. The artists here wish to represent her spirit that is a guiding light for all human beings on the journey of life. A spirit that enables us to break through any wall and to circumvent cynicism and brutality, giving birth to a human revolution driven by the feminine energy, continuing on a quest for a new possible world.

Planet X by Franco Malfatti

Planet X by Franco Malfatti

"For Whom the Bell Tolls"

by Carlo Lombardi

In this allegorical float, the four horsemen of St. John’s Apocalypse represent the victory of good over evil, but also represent war, greed and death. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s well-known novel, the message is that the bell tolls for everyone, so we should free ourselves from individualism and participate in the world to which we belong.

Chinatown street by Roberto Vannucci

Chinatown street by Roberto Vannucci

"High tide"

by Roberto Vannucci

The sea has become the trash dump of humanity. Tons of waste, especially plastic, are contaminating the oceans and a gigantic whale - the protagonist of the float, struggles and thrashes among heaps of all kinds of rubbish. An apocalyptic scene that cautions humanity with the message that there is still time to reverse the course and save the sea and ourselves.