Many of the floats at the Carnevale are critical of politics and politicians. I didn’t know most of the politicians who came in for criticism, but I have heard of the illustrious leader of Italy. He was singled out for attack with a float dedicated to him. It was spectacular in its cruelty. He owns most of the media, making it difficult to criticise him there, so I guess this was a great outlet for those who disagree with his antics.
These floats are several stories high, so it was a very big Silvio making his way down the street.
It is quite clear that teflon man is not popular with some sections of the community.
Click here to see my favourite float – the green man.