Viareggio Tourism

Viareggio (Italian pronunciation: [vi.aˈreddʒo; vjaˈreddʒo]) is a city and comune in northern Tuscany, Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. With a population of over 64,000, it is the second largest city within the province of Lucca, after only Lucca city. It is known as a seaside resort as well as being the home of the famous carnival of Viareggio (dating back to 1873), and its papier-mâché floats, which (since 1925), parade along the promenade known as "Passeggiata a mare", in the weeks preceding Easter. The symbol of the carnival of Viareggio and its official mask is Burlamacco, designed and invented by Uberto Bonetti in 1930. The city traces its roots back to the first half of the 16th century when it became the only gate to the sea for the Republic of Lucca. The oldest building in Viareggio, known as Torre Matilde, dates back to this time and was built by the Lucchesi in 1541 as a defensive fortification to fight the constant menace of corsair incursions. Viareggio is also an active industrial and manufacturing centre; its shipbuilding industry has long been renowned around the world and its fishing and floricultural industries are still fundamental sectors to the city's economy. Viareggio hosts the Premio letterario Viareggio Répaci for literature, established in 1929. Amongst the other events organized around the year, it is worth mentioning the Festival Gaber, which has been held every August since 2004 to celebrate the memory of Giorgio Gaber, and is attended by several high-profile Italian musicians.

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Explore popular vacation packages for Viareggio, Italy and kick-start your vacation planning for free. A gripping city on its own right, Florence also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Viareggio and set some time aside to explore the Florence. Dotted with places like Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Basilica Di Santa Maria Del Fiore; it will definitely be a good idea. Tour packages of Viareggio are of 1 to 2 days duration.

  • Know the pollution level of Viareggio before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 32.14 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 56.25 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Viareggio for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Viareggio.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.36 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 26.79 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.93 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 60.08 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 52.02 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 13.25 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.14 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.1 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Viareggio

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.07 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 85.97 USD

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