Carnevale di Viareggio (Carnival) 2025

When: Saturday, February 8, 2025 - Tuesday, March 4, 2025 - See details below
Carnevale di Viareggio

Carnival 2025 Schedules

  • Primo Corso Mascherato: sabato 8 febbraio 2025
  • Secondo Corso Mascherato: domenica 16 febbraio 2025
  • Terzo Corso Mascherato: sabato 22 febbraio 2025
  • Quarto Corso Mascherato: giovedì 27 febbraio 2025
  • Quinto Corso Mascherato: domenica 2 marzo 2025
  • Sesto Corso Mascherato: martedì 4 marzo 2025

Once a year, Viareggio celebrates its traditional carnival which preserves a tradition that starts in 1873. The over 130 year’s carnival started as a mockery of the elected people of the city. The young residents of the city presented them in a shape of giant ridiculous dolls.

Since then, the city’s residents preserve the tradition and turned it into a giant fiesta of dancing and color, a symbol of peace, unity and love.Giant dolls which represent different figures from fairy tails as well as local and foreign politicians from all over the world, march in an amazing parade. Some of the dolls height is over 20 meters height.

The carnival that entertains, every year, more than 800,000 guests offers a great variety of activities to the whole family and to children in particularly.Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

In addition to the parade, masks’ fiestas, theater shows and musical comedies take place. The restaurants offer special carnival’s menus. Among the most impressive experiences of the carnival is the magnificent fireworks show.The carnival is a marvelous winter event that cannot be missed.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Viareggio and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Fondazione Carnevale di Viareggio Piazza Mazzini, 22 c/o Palazzo delle Muse 55049 Viareggio, Italy
Phone +39 0584 1840750
Fax +39 0584 47077

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