Note: Discussed in this part: 'La Zdeza' theatrical company of artisans of Avellino (near Naples) -- a survival of the old Commedia dell'Arte -- perform at Carnival, with brass band, continued from B005. Remarkable ritual Carnival sacrifice of Baiardo (in mountains above San Remo near the French border) -- La Barca, incorporating a 38-stanza long ballad (with three tunes) about the count's three beautiful daughters who love three Pisan captains. Father beheads daughter. The Perigoudin, the traditional dance of Savoy. Death of Carnival song. Holiday of Mezzo Quaresima (a festive interval during Lent). The death and resurrection of "La Vecchia" (Quaresima -- Lent), an occasion for singing one of the best folk songs of Italy. May Day in the mountains of Abruzzo. May is represented by a handsome young shepherd adorned in green boughs. Serenading on May eve. Tuscan Maying songs reflect the poesy of the Italian Renaissance.