Tourist Attractions Viareggio

Viareggio‘s biggest tourist attractions are its beautiful beaches and its carnival, but lovers of architecture can also admire the villas and the art niveau hotels. The harbor is one of the most interesting of its kind in Italy. Several of the main sights are located in Torre del Lago Puccini, a frazione of Viareggio itself. Continue reading “Tourist Attractions Viareggio”

Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Viareggio

Viareggio‘s GAMC (Modern and Contemporary Art Museum) is a contemporary art space in the center of town. A big part of the collection of this museum is taken up by the local artist  Lorenzo Viani. The entire collection consists of more than 3000 works by 20th century European artists. Continue reading “Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Viareggio”

Villa Borbone Viareggio

The Villa Borbone is a beautiful nineteenth century building in the frazione Torre del Lago of Viareggio. The building is surrounded by a large park with a central driveway, a garden and groves with walking paths. Nowadays the villa is owned by the Municipality of Viareggio and hosts conferences, art exhibitions and other cultural events. Continue reading “Villa Borbone Viareggio”

Torre Matilde Viareggio

The Torre Matilde is the oldest building in Viareggio and is considered to be the symbol of the city. Built as a watchtower, it later became a prison and is now a cultural centre. In the 18th century the tower survived being struck by lightning, an event which is still commemmorated every year. Continue reading “Torre Matilde Viareggio”