Carnival of Viareggio
The coastal town of Viareggio is the undisputed Carnival capital of Tuscany. Since 1873 the festival has grown into one of the largest carnival celebrations of Italy, and the final Mardigrass parade is always broadcasted live on national television (RAI 3).
Each year over 600.000 spectators watch the masked parades on the seaside boulevard and enjoy the colorful floats in papier-maché. The party continues into the night in the city’s bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels.
The parades take place on February 5 -12 -18 -26 -28 with fireworks at the end on the 18th and the Mardigrass parade on the 28th.
February 5 -12 -18 -26 -28
February 5 -12 -26 -28 start at 3pm
February 18 start at 7pm
Boulevard of Viareggio
How to get there
The carnival of Viareggio can best be visited by train.