Viareggio (Italian pronunciation: [viaˈreddʒo]) is a city and comune located in northern Tuscany, Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the main centre of the northern Tuscan Riviera known as Versilia, and the second largest city within the Province of Lucca.
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.
All galleries listed below are shot in Viareggio.
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