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Preparing your trip to Viareggio: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Fans of shopping should pay attention to leather goods and clothing made by local manufacturers, as well as utensils and home decorations made of crystal and china. Purchasing clothing is recommended in special stores and large shopping centers only. The clothes sold at markets are often of a low quality.
2. The majority of stores open early, at 7 - 8:00 am, and serve visitors to 15:00 - 16:00 pm. Large shopping centers may work until 20:00. Shops may close for a short lunch in the afternoon.
3. All government agencies and shops are closed during holidays, so travelers who plan to devote a lot of time to shopping are recommended to not to arrive in the city during the period of holidays.
4. Payphones are a perfect choice for telephone calls. They can be found in the streets, in numerous cafes and bars. They are operated by special plastic cards and tokens, which can be bought in all newsstands. If you want to make a call to other country, you will need to find payphones marked with «TELESELEZIONE» sign.
5. Do not forget to leave tips in local restaurants and cafes. The size of tips is usually approximately 10% of the total order. In some large restaurants service charges may be already included in the total bill. Travellers are recommended to leave a small monetary reward to taxi drivers, hairdressers, hotel maids and guides. Copyright
6. All hotels of the city are equipped with standard European wall outlets. Line supply voltage is 220 V. In order to use certain appliances travellers might need special adapters. These adapters can be either got in hotels or purchased in any special-purpose store.
7. The locals are very welcoming and friendly. Some of their rules of etiquette may seem rather unexpected for foreign tourists. Thus, people must greet each other at the entrance to a store or restaurant. When you get acquainted with someone, you should call not only your name, but also your profession.
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
8. Smoking in public places is prohibited in Viareggio. However, there is usually a special area for smoking next to each state agency and trading center. Local restaurants also usually have separate rooms for smokers and non-smoking visitors.
9. The city is very convenient to travel on foot. This way you can see all of its sights and visit the most beautiful places of Viareggio. The city is distinguished by a well-developed public transport system. Bus tickets must be purchased in special kiosks in advance. You will find them close to each traffic stop.
10. Despite the fact that many taxis are equipped with special meters, you should discuss the cost of the trip with driver in advance. The final sum should be rounded up to any convenient amount.
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What to visit being in Viareggio - unique sights

Piazza dei Miracoli

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Another significant place is the Campo Santo, also known as Camposanto Monumentale. It is a historical edifice at the northern edge of the Cathedral Square in Pisa. Couloir was built in the 1278 year and finished 1464. Today it is a very valuable architecturally building. All these historical buildings around the picturesque square are united in a valuable architectural complex … Read further

Riomaggiore Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
According to historical records, the town was founded in the 13th century. Today, it occupies an area of ​​about 10 square km. About 1 700 people constantly live in the town. Many travelers get to Riomaggiore within a sightseeing tour after visiting the nearby village of Manarola. Two of these small settlements are connected with the beautiful mountain road called the Road of Love. … Read further

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The Nobu restaurant in Hamburg will offer both public dining places and private rooms for guests seeking intimacy. For corporate meetings and events, the hotel offers a special outdoor terrace. The local community can also benefit from the new hotel – Nobu will launch a special private members club with a designated lounge area, special food and beverage sessions. Members of the club will be able to visit fitness and wellness centers, and even participate in exclusive events. Read this


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