Barcarolata, Boat Float Parade

The Barcarolata is a traditional boat float parade that every last Sunday of July colors the Portobello Bay, in Sestri Levante.

Organized by Lega Navale Italiana and Sestri Levante Municipality, the Barcarolata represents the occasion for tourists and residents to compete in festooning boats with papier-mâché, multicolor lights and wear mardi-gras costumes.
Thousands of people crowd the beach of Silent Bay and enjoy this unique event.

A striking fireworks show on the water closes the evening.