Tourist Attractions Viareggio

The biggest tourist attractions of Viareggio are its beautiful beaches and its carnival, but lovers of architecture can also admire the villas and the art nouveau hotels. The harbour 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.

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Viareggio City Guide

Viareggio is the second biggest city in the province of Lucca in Tuscany. It is one of Italy’s best known beach destinations and is also famous for its carnival. Apart from tourism, the most important industry in this coastal town is ship-building and reparation. Viareggio has more than 60,000 inhabitants.

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Oasi Lipu di Massaciuccoli Massarosa

The Oasi Lipu del Lago di Massaciuccoli is a huge protected nature reserve in Massarosa near Viareggio. One of the biggest attractions are the wooden walkways over the water that lead to perfectly camouflaged cabins from where you can observe the lake and its birds.

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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.

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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.

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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 commemorated every year.

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