Viareggio is a city located in northern Tuscany
, 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.
This famous resort offers its visitors beautiful seaside accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals, apartment rental and villa rentals.
It is known as a seaside resort as well as being home of the famous carnival of Viareggio
(dating back to 1873), and its papier-mâché floats parade along the promenade known as "Passeggiata a mare", in the weeks preceding Easter. This is a must see for any tourist travelling in Tuscany. During this busy festive season ensure you book your accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental, apartment rental or villa rental well in advance.
This first class seaside resort is easily reached by car on the motorway or by train from anywhere in Italy or Europe.
The following Tuscany towns are within a convenient distance: Florence
(80 km), Siena
(130 Km), Lucca and Pisa
(20 Km). Easily reachable are the islands of the Tuscany Archipelago, and sights as the Apuan Alps, Cinque Terre (5 completely secluded villages beautifully situated at the coast), lakes etc. It offers a well situated base to explore the area
and visitors have a choice of seaside accommodations, historic villas and lodging with charming and homely vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals.
The sandy beach of Viareggio falls gently into the sea, ideal for children, is spacious and clean.
Alongside runs the promenade with boutiques, shops, cafés, discos, cinemas, art-galleries and much more for your entertainment. There are two beautiful pine-forests on either side of the town, allowing all kinds of activities and outdoor sports.
Enjoy excellent cuisine and experience the exciting night-life
with its well-known "Versilian" discos, all contributing to make Viareggio a favourite holiday resort. The array of comfortable and affordable holiday accommodations and vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals are available to ensure a pleasant stay for all visitors to Viareggio.
As one of the first seaside resorts in Europe it is still enormously popular today
, both with Italians and foreign visitors, particularly those in the yachting community. The coastal strip of Versilia (from Forte dei Marmi
to the north and Torre del Lago Puccini in the south) has over twenty kilometres of beaches with countless 'bagni' (bathing establishments), not to mention a splendid countryside.
With all of this natural beauty, well equipped accommodation, vacation rental, villa rental and apartment rental options, and the close proximity of Lucca, Versilia truly can offer the best of all worlds for a holiday in Tuscany.