Welcome to the city of Carnival.
Of the splendid Tuscany, Viareggio is one of the world landmarks, thanks to the Carnival. Throughout the world, its festivities, the majestic allegorical floats and the art of papier-mâché are a real point of reference. Not just during the event itself.
A veritable citadel with adjoining museum, is in operation all year round, to showcase this historic tradition.
But, besides the Carnival, there is a lot more.
Viareggio, in fact, is the pearl of Versilia with a marvelous, very long, boardwalk to the sea and its particularly lively dock; both by day and by night. Interesting buildings such as Villa Puccini and the Civic Museums of Villa Paolina.
Elegant and refined town, it is also the starting point for the nearby Lucca and the famous Pisa. A place worth discovering throughout the year.
HOW TO GET
The nearby airport of Pisa San Giusto and alternatively Florence, are the ideal base to get to Viareggio. The airport of Pisa, of course, is the recommended stopover for landing, about 30 km from the city. The airport is connected, with direct flights, to many European destinations.
From here, you can reach your destination by taxi, bus, or hiring a car.
The bus station is located outside, not far from the Passenger terminal. CTT - Vaibus, a Tuscan company, offers daily connections in 80 'around, with the city. The ticket price is around € 4.50. Buy it directly at the airport, because on board the price is well 7.00 € per person!
Viareggio is an important railway junction from Genoa and Lucca, as well as the terminus of connections to Florence. In addition to the railway station, long-distance trains run along the Tirrenica; the service is guaranteed by Trenitalia.
In Intercity, from Naples without making changes, it takes just under six hours to arrive at your destination, passing through Rome.
The central railway station is located in the center of Piazza Dante Alighieri. Outside, you will find the stationing of many urban and extra-urban CTT lines.
The car is an excellent solution to reach Versilia, well connected to the Italian road and motorway network.
The SS1, which departs from Rome to continue on the border with France, is one of the most important roads of Italy, connected to the European E80 road. Its journey follows the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea, passing through important localities, including Viareggio. From the Italian capital, it takes about 4 hours to reach the city.
From Milan, to the north, the distance is about 280 kilometers, passing through Genoa, almost halfway.
Over the border, Marseille is about 550 kilometers. From the French city, we cross the main towns of the Côte d'Azur, including Nice and Menton, not far from the border.