Viareggio and surroundings

Viareggio, on the west coast of Tuscany, is a popular holiday destination for all who love sun, beach and sea. But Viareggio and surroundings offer much more than “just” that!

The coastal town is close to the important Tuscan cities of art, which can be reached quickly for an art-historical sightseeing program. Viareggio has a long tradition as a seaside resort and is also known for its exciting nightlife and the elegant boutiques and shops along the beach promenade, which are open until late in the evening.

If you look for an alternative to a day at the beach or just want to enjoy the scenic beauty, you should visit the mountains and valleys with their lakes, the nature parks and marble quarries in the hinterland or one of the medieval towns with their historical monuments. Everyone with a passion for sport should definitely visit the nearby mountains, which invite you to take a mountain bike or trekking tour.

Also very popular is Lake Massaciuccoli, close to the nature reserve of San Rossore, which also attracts many mountain bikers exploring the hinterland.

The nearby cities of art are easily accessible by car or public transport and everyone who wants to visit the workshops of marble sculptors should definitely take a trip to Pietrasanta. Also very popular are the famous quarries of Carrara and Massa, from which Michelangelo took the blocks of stone to create his famous statue of David, which can still be admired in Florence.

Nature lovers should definitely take the train to Lerici, the first of the five villages of the well-known Cinque Terre. A hike along the cliffs from one coastal village to the next is an unforgettable experience, and the way back can also be comfortably arranged by train or boat.Whichever way you look at it, Viareggio is a wonderful place for a relaxing beach holiday and at the same time ideally situated for some trips to the hinterland and cities of art. Viareggio and surroundings – that’s the perfect combination of a relaxing and at the same time varied and interesting summer holiday!