The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome

The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, 1776, Joseph Wright of Derby
138 cm173 cm

The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome is a Romantic Oil on Canvas Painting created by Joseph Wright of Derby from 1775 to 1776. It lives at the Walker Art Gallery in England. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Night. Source

Every year on Easter Monday the city of Rome threw a massive fireworks festival called the Girandola. The Girandola festival gave it's name to a special type of firework—a flying wheel that uses rockets to propel the device into the air while also spinning it.

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