Em Roma há uma longa tradição destes festejos desde o tempo da República Romana com cortejos denominados Saturnalicius princeps. Regressaram pela mão da Igreja Católica pelo séc. XI. No séc. XVI faziam touradas no monte Testaccio junto à Porta de São Paulo. No séc. XIX faziam corridas de cavalos na Via del Corso entre as Praças do Popolo e Veneza.
In Rome there has been a long tradition in celebrating these kinds of festivities since the time of the Roman Republic with processions called Saturnalicius princeps. They returned by the hand of the Catholic Church around 11th century. In the 16th century there were bullfights in Mount Testaccio near the Door of San Paolo. In the 19th century there were horse races in Via del Corso between the Piazza del Popolo and Venice.
Anonymous 16th century-'Monte Testaccio. Carnival bullfight'-etching
Jan Miel (ca 1599-1651)-'carnival in the Piazza Colonna'-oil on canvas
Wilhelm Wider (1818-1884)-'Carnival in Rome'-oil on canvas-1852
Aleksandr Petrovich Myasoedov (19th century)-'Carnival in Rome'-oil on canvas-1839
José Benlliure y Gil (1855-1937)-'Carnival in Rome'-oil on canvas'