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Carnival of Viareggio

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A must-do event in Tuscany in winter

Carnevale Viareggio met and exceeded all my expectations. First, the floats in the masked parades... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Boston Area
Carnival heaven!

I have admired Viareggio carnival via Internet and Film/ photo footage for many years and was lucky... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Northwich, United Kingdom
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9 Mar 2018
“A must-do event in Tuscany in winter”
8 Sep 2017
“Carnival heaven!”
The Carnevale di Viareggio is a carnival held in the city of Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy. It is one the most popular carnivals in Europe. The tradition of the carnival goes all the way back to 1873, when the first parade was held. This parade, with...more
Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 22, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Carnevale Viareggio met and exceeded all my expectations. First, the floats in the masked parades are nothing short of amazing... the creativity, the craftsmanship, the SIZE, the enthusiasm of the performers... all stupendous. Second, the energy - at least what I experienced - was all...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I have admired Viareggio carnival via Internet and Film/ photo footage for many years and was lucky enough to visit with friends in 2017 and a larger carnival study group too. The parades occurred every weekend prior to shrove Tuesday annually and sometimes in August....More

Date of experience: February 2017
4  Thank Angelawotzername
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The incredible floats made of papier mache are incredibly detailed and huge. Donald Trump as the McDonald's hamburglar, Pope Francis surrounded by the icons of communism, Queen Elizabeth, the Mayor of Rome and other Italian politicians are satirized on floats. Good cheap eats and beer...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank rebogamy
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a nice carnival with big colorful floats with music and lights, dancing group around. Each float or group represents a famous political figure and making fun of them. It was amazing to see whole crowd is having fun together with special costume, some...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This is our forth carnival It is certainly worth the trip from England The floats are awesome The care that goes into making them is beyond belief The parades are a cornucopia of colour and sound Mingle with the crowd and just lap up a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Mind blowing, covering as many blocks as you can count, every street is packed with party goes, and no trouble, I literally enjoyed loosing myself here for a couple of days and nights, This just maybe the largest carnival on the Planet, and everyone is...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

It was amazing to see all the carts and the mass and costumes. Everybody was enjoying, dancing, singing and every year their proposals are Wow!

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank 3lidiad
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I admittedly have childhood memories of this Carnival having first attended it in the 60's and 70's. It is an annual winter event and one of the most famous of Italy, even if the Venice one has its flare as well. But in the case...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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26 June 2018|
Response from BlueTravels | Reviewed this property |
No. Carnivale di Viareggio is only a pre-lent winter event.
8 February 2018|
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Response from Angelawotzername | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it's reasonable and funds the artists, there's free entry to view the floats at their hangers out of town and a great museum there too- nominal entry. If your hotels in the parade boundary on the pier you don't pay... More