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Sightseeing in Viareggio - what to see. Complete travel guide

Viareggio is a seaside resort that attracted visitors yet in the 12th century and was very popular among the European travellers. Visitors from the EU countries are still the majority of the tourists who visit this place. However, year after year the number of tourists from other countries increases as well, making Viareggio more popular globally. Initially Viareggio had the status of a port city; today this is the largest center of shipbuilding in the country.
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Guests of the city are offered to visit a large number of places of interest, excursions and other routes. Moreover, the city has been chosen as a home place to the Annual Italian Carnival. Attending this miraculous celebration is a true adventure. For several days Viareggio dives into an atmosphere of celebration. You can hear music playing from elsewhere and see local people and tourists enjoying holiday meals and dancing right on the streets of the city.
Visitors, who enjoy extreme sports, usually come to Viareggio to see Alpi Apuane. Alpinists traditionally try to conquer these mountain peaks, from which they can enjoy magnificent looks of the city and its suburbs. Music fans will also find places of interest in Viareggio. They are recommended to visit the city’s suburbs where is located the villa known as the home to a genius composer Giacomo Puccini. Currently the villa is used as a museum, where you will find prizes and premiums of the composer, his hand-written manuscripts and a collection of musical masterpieces. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Every year Viareggio hosts a beautiful carnival, which is considered one of the most daring and unforgettable holidays in Italy. For the first time the celebration was organized in 1873. At … Open
When tight excursion schedule becomes a little tiring, it’s time to make a pause and have some trouble-free rest on a beach, visit multiple restaurants or walk on shadowy streets of the city. Guests of the city are traditionally amazed by the large number of ancient churches that can be seen during your walk in Viareggio. Actually, there are over a hundred of churches in this city. Viareggio will be a perfect place for family rest. All you need to do is to select the type of entertainments and enjoy wonderful nature, mild climate and beauty of this fantastic old city.
Passeggiando sulla spiaggia One of the busiest places in the city is the embankment. Its length is more than three kilometers. Here you can see a series of beautiful historical buildings. During the Second World War, this area of ​​the city suffered the least. Now in many luxury buildings with history are located prestigious hotels and restaurants. Also, there is a large selection of shops on the waterfront.
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One of the most unusual attractions is the ancient marble quarries, whose development began in the Roman era. Here they extracted valuable marble, which was used for finishing the most luxurious buildings. The reserves of marble in these places are among the largest in the world. Even now, the production does not stop. This landmark became available for tourists, relatively recently. Near the quarry, researchers were able to discover many interesting archaeological artifacts.
Among the historical attractions of Viareggio, it is worth noting Villa Bourbon. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of the city. A few years ago, this luxurious villa with an interesting interior decoration was converted into an art museum. Now it regularly hosts exhibitions of famous young painters. Another interesting feature of the elegant mansion is the surrounding extensive garden. A walk through it will give a lot of unforgettable impressions.
Every year Viareggio hosts a beautiful carnival, which is considered one of the most daring and unforgettable holidays in Italy. For the first time the celebration was organized in 1873. At … Open
The medieval Mathilde’s Tower, which was built in 1534, remains the permanent historical symbol of the city. According to available historical data, earlier on the site of this tower was a large castle. However, in the Middle Ages it was already in ruins. The medieval tower was built from the wreckage of this castle. For many years, it was the main defensive structure in the city. In the 19th century, this tower housed a prison, and today in the building of the medieval tower, exhibitions and other cultural events are often held.
One of the most beautiful places in Viareggio is the historical park Pineta Di Ponente. The park was founded in 1747, and was supposed to protect the city from the cold sea wind. For hundreds of years, the charm of the park has only increased. On its territory, there is a beautiful artificial pond with local swans. In the warm season, the park is always adorned with luxurious landscapes.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Viareggio
♥   Castle 'Matilde Tower' Viareggio, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Pietrasanta Fortress and "Rocca di Sala"' Pietrasanta, 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fort' Forte dei Marmi, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Santa Maria Castle' Vecchiano, 15.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Porcaresi Castle' Villa Basilica, 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Viareggio
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Cinque Terre' , 50.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 57.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’ Arcipelago Toscano' , 122.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Viareggio and around
♥   Art museum 'Camposanto Monumentale' Pisa, 20.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo dell Opera del Duomo' Pisa, 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pisa Charterhouse' Pisa, 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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