For example, according to one version he was named in honor of the city's main channel of Burlamacco, which crosses entire Viareggio and is considered one of its major attractions. According to another version, the character was named after a famous literary character Buffalmacco, which is also characterized by a witty and daring character. According to the third version, Burlamacco is the pseudonym of the artist as he used this name to sign his paintings and cartoons created for local comic magazines.
The carnival is always accompanied by various interesting events. In addition to a parade of chariots the squares of the city host interesting humorous presentations, children's performances and entertaining competitions. On the day of celebration here are opened numerous souvenir shops where visitors can buy beautiful carnival masks, costumes and souvenirs. The carnival traditionally attracts a large number of foreign tourists who come there in order to get acquainted with local culture and customs.
The celebration is traditionally accompanied by colorful fairs, where visitors can try delicious food and buy interesting handicrafts made by local artisans. On the day of the carnival you can small cozy cafes simply everywhere. They lure visitors with aroma of sweets and pastries. The celebration is especially liked by children who are delighted with huge choice of sweets and toys.