From 1873 to the present day:
all the most important moments in the history of the Viareggio Carnival

The first parade of festively decorated carriages in the historic Via Regia, the heart of the old town, dates back to 1873, specifically February 25, Mardi Gras day. The program, published in a manifesto of “La Società del Carnevale,” dated February 8, 1873 (preserved in the Lucca State Archives), also included vigils at the Pacini Theater.

From that first nucleus developed the Viareggio Carnival as it is known today: a spectacular event whose fame grew as the size of the floats grew