mastro di campo
For more than two centuries now, on the last Sunday of the Sicilian carnival, the small town of Mezzojuso becomes a huge stage where ancient events and popular beliefs are evoked and commemorated. Throughout Palermo the Mastro di Campo (Master of the Field) represents evil with his red mask and his big nose. In Mezzojuso, instead, it is the fifteenth-century story of the Count of Modica who went to win over his Bianca of Navarre that is evoked. Assault gun blasts, battles and skirmishes that the whole town takes part in, involving even the tourists in an agitated and surreal dance of weaponry and shouting.
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