On the coast there are modern bathing establishments and stretches of free beaches. A lot of space on the beach and clear sea are the main features of the beach of Viareggio, perfect to relax under the sun, play beach volley, make sandy castles and bath with the kids.
Besides being famous and appreciated as summer destination on the Tuscan Coast, Viareggio is worldwide famous even as the Carnival City. During this period the promenade by the beach become the scene of the parades of papier mache floats picking ironically on the political and show business characters. Every floats is several meters high and is equipped with movements, lights and music. All together make a unique show.
Although the summer is the favorite season of the tourists, the city offers various occasions for fun and relax for the whole family in every period of the year. Besides the beach there are indeed two big green areas, the Eastern Pineforest and the Western Pineforest, which are ideal to do sports outdoor, trips by foot or by bike. There are even numerous possibilities for shopping especially on the promenade, a point of reference in Versilia of the main international fashion brands.
Viareggio is the ideal starting point even to visit some of the most beautiful art cities of Tuscany, as Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi.
Other Surroundings: - Pisa - Lucca - Pietrasanta - Forte dei Marmi