Floats have always been the centerpiece of the Viareggio Carnival and represent its soul and history. Every year, artists devote themselves to creating these huge and intricate papier-mâché sculptures, and more, real works of art in motion.
Satirical floats are an old tradition in Viareggio, dating back to the first parade in 1873, when they were used to depict political and social issues of the time in an ironic and provocative way. Even today, the satirical aspect is central, with the floats pillorying well-known figures, vices and problems of society.
The majestic floats, with their imaginative and colorful shapes, are the soul of the Viareggio Carnival and attract thousands of tourists each year eager to admire these extraordinary, handcrafted creations.
See all the floats of the 2024 edition!