Break from daily routine and take off towards dreams of freedom, fantasy and creativity. This is the message that the 2018 Viareggio Carnival manifesto wants to convey, designed by the artist Renato Missaglia and presented during a celebration in Piazza Cavour, the historic center of the town.
Unique in the world in size, movement, choreography and sensational nature, the giant Carnival floats are true allegorical machines that travel along a ring circuit on the seaside Promenade of Viareggio between breathtaking Liberty buildings and extraordinary squares overlooking the beach.
Since 1873, the Carnival of Viareggio has been the Italian factory of merriment and fun.
The tradition of the Carnival of Viareggio is strongly connected with the events, facts, ideas and culture that have permeated Italy over the years. There are five major historical phases in the Carnival of Viareggio.
The Viareggio Carnival celebrates in 2018 145 years of life under the sign of a vivid tradition such as the long-established European tradition of Carnival festivals. It is no doubt one of the best known events in Italy. Each year the Viareggio Carnival attracts more than 600.000 spectators gathering to attend the magic of the grand parades of large floats in papier-maché. In 2018, THE CARNIVAL MASKED PARADES will take place on 27th January, 4th, 11th, 13th, 17th February along the extraordinary Liberty seaside boulevards.