The popular seaside town of Viareggio is situated on the Tuscany coast. Viareggio and the resorts "Torre del Lago Puccini", "Lido di Camaiore", "Marina di Pietrasanta" makeup about 20 kilometers of the Versilian Riviera (or Riviera della Versilia).
Viareggio has most of the usual attractions of a typical Italian seaside resort.
The town's symbol, heart of its history, is the “Torre Matilde”, built by the Senate of Lucca in 1550. In 1601 Viareggio, that was already a township, was declared a free port, and in 1617 it became the chieftown in the Vicaria del Litorale (the coastal viacariate).
The birth of the first bathing establishment dates back to 1823. We owe the building of Viale dei Tigli to Maria Borbone, through which she could reach the centre, leaving from her villa situated in the East pinewood. In fact, the touristic activity began in Viareggio right in this period. Many men of culture stopped for a time in this area: the poet Percy B.Shelley, Lord Byron, Manzoni, Puccini and D'Annunzio.
The city is 23.76 miles to Pisa, 17.67 miles to Massa, 29.87 miles to Livorno, and 59.5 miles to Firenze.
The 3 Km modern promenade, where the parade takes place, is one of the focal point of the city, characterized by shops, cafes, refreshment points and Liberty style buildings.
Viareggio is now a tourist seaside resort with beaches and hotels boast ancient tradition.
Carnival of Viareggio
Viareggio Carnival, celebrating in 2013 140 years of life under the sign of a vivid tradition such as the long-established European tradition of Carnival festivals, is no doubt one of the best known events in Italy.
Viareggio Carnival, attracts every year more than ONE MILLION spectators gathering to attend the magic of the great parades of big floats in papier-maché.
Daily ticket to pay in advance € 8 per car, from 8 am to 7 pm. By:
Daily ticket to pay in advance € 40,00 per coach, from 8 am to 7 pm, by Piazzale Paolo VI. The stop is allowed only for tourist coaches.
Caravan and Autocaravan
Daily ticket to pay in advance € 12 per vehicle, from 8 am to 7 pm by seaside piazzale Via Bixio.
The stop is allowed from 4 pm of the day before the parade till 10 pm of the day of the parade.
Via Bixio, facing mountain: not allowed to stop for the 2 m higher vehicles.
Mo. Ver. S.p.A.
Via Regia 4 – 55049 Viareggio (Lu) – Tel. +39 0584 427021 – www.moverviareggio.it
Museums of Viareggio
Here you can find the museums list of Viareggio, opening hours, tickets prices, discounts, real time online booking.
Parade Programm - Masked Parade
Daily ticket € 15,00
Groups ticket (min 25 pax)
€ 13,00; every 25 persons, one free entrance.
Military and Children age 11 – 13 -€ 10,00
€ 15,00 – (in addition to entrance ticket)
Children till 10 years old – free entrance
While for group tickets there is one free entrance every 25 persons, for numbered seats there aren't free entrances.
Entrance tickets can be payed at the moment of collection by ticket office of Fondazione Carnevale , Piazza Mazzini.
Numbered seats must be booked by tel. +39 0584/580755 or by fax e – mail firstname.lastname@example.org and payed by transfer.
When the transfer has been effected, you have to send the transfer copy by fax.
The original transfer must be delivered at the moment of the payement.
Fondazione Carnevale declines every responsibility for eventual ticket's increases.
Mr Marco Francesconi – tel 0584 580771
Ms Paola Bertolani - tel. +39 0584 580771
Ms Stefania Micheli - tel. +39 0584 580754
Mr Giovanni Botta - tel. +39 0584 580755 – fax. +39 0584 580770
Press Office and Public Relation
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