Established at the end of the 1800s, Carnevale in Viareggio is one of the most spectacular events of its kind in the world. A special occasion to enjoy the sea in February and get to know the city known for its Liberty-style buildings, you’ll be enchanted by the parade of enormous papier-mâché floats, animated by sophisticated mechanical movements. In Viareggio, artists and artisans create fantastical figures, showcasing carnivalesque irreverence towards national and international public personalities. The event is highly valued from a scenographic standpoint, given its originality in conveying thoughts and parodies of customs and society. From October onwards, the museum is open to visitors, where they can explore the material of Burlamacco up close, inventing and shaping your own unique papier-mâché piece. It’s a truly unique and rare experience that is worth trying, perfect for the whole family.
4, 12, 16, 19, 21, 25 February | 2023
Carnevale | Lungomare, Viareggio | Lucca
Cittadella | Piazza Burlamacco, Viareggio | Lucca