Viareggio in Tuscany offers more than sun and beach
There are many seaside towns in Italy that attract tourists from all over the world, longing for the sun and sea, especially during the hot summer months. The coastal town of Viareggio in Tuscany is a popular destination for sun and water lovers; the small town has already a very long tradition, with many noble and aristocratic Italian families choosing this place as their summer home more than a hundred years ago. The many Art Nouveau buildings, which have been lovingly restored over time and now are mainly used as hotels along the palm-lined beach promenade, still bear witness of this era.
However, Viareggio in Tuscany has much more to offer than just sun and beach: the town is also popular among cultural tourists and language students who decide to attend an Italian course at one of the local Italian language schools, as cities of art and history such as Pisa, for example, are not far away and can be reached quickly and easily by train.
The Puccini Festival, which is well-known throughout Europe, takes place every summer and offers various events and concerts for lovers of classical music. Also well-known is the annual carnival, where almost all of the city’s residents rush into a hustle and bustle and enjoy the large parade that is one of the most famous carnival parades in Italy, even in all of Europe.
Especially in the warm season, Viareggio in Tuscany is still a meeting point for the Italian jet set, since the bars and nightclubs in Versilia are known far beyond the region, a real paradise for night owls. If you prefer to take it easy you can enjoy a stroll through the city with its exclusive boutiques and end the day with a delicious dinner in one of the excellent fish restaurants or sip a cocktail in one of the numerous bars right on the beach.
Whichever way you look at it, Viareggio is definitely worth a visit!