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December 16, 2021
CULTURETRAVEL

Igor Mitoraj’s heroes on the Viareggio beach

Extending from the sea to the mountains sprinkled with the white marble dust of Carrara, Versilia nourishes the legendary status of Michelangelo and the many other artists who found inspiration in this part of Tuscany. Michelangelo often visited the quarries here to hand pick the marble blocks for his most celebrated works, such as the Prisoners made […]
July 6, 2020
TRAVEL

Balena Baths in Viareggio

Locals have called it “la Passeggiata”, or the promenade, since 1902 when it was inaugurated in Viareggio, the seaside town called the “pearl of Versilia” in the province of Lucca. This three-kilometre-long esplanade offers visitors a unique architectural display of decorative Art Nouveau as well as more symmetrical Art Deco villas, historic cafes, bathing establishments, […]
March 2, 2017
NEWS

Viareggio pays tribute to Fellini’s lost film

Il Viaggio di Mastorna brought to life at the GAMC
January 17, 2013
NEWS

Viareggio to Florence

According to the December report, Pendolaria 2012, conducted by the Italian environmental association Legambiente, the railway line connecting Viareggio to Florence is among the 10 worst railway lines in Italy and the worst In Tuscany.   At the same time, however, the report also confirms that Tuscany is among the
September 23, 2010
NEWS

Viareggio, the costliest

According to the 2009 Hotel Price Index published by Hotels.com, Viareggio boasts the most expensive hotels in Tuscany. According to the study, the average per-night price of a hotel room in the port city is 140 euro. Hotel prices in the Tuscan city rose considerably-going up 18
May 6, 2010
NEWS

Dylan for Viareggio

Famed American musician and one of the greatest rockers of all time, Bob Dylan, will be performing in Viareggio on June 16 at a memorial concert for the 32 victims of the freight train derailment and explosion on June 29, 2009. Tickets for the 5,000 seats are available at
February 11, 2010
NEWS

Viareggio Cup 2010

One of the world's most important annual youth tournaments, which in the past has brought to light some of Italy's greatest soccer players, such as Francesco Totti and Alessandro Del Piero, opened on February 1, in the Tuscan seaside city of Viareggio.   The 62nd Viareggio Cup, which
July 16, 2009
NEWS

Tragedy in Viareggio

The Tuscan port city was the site of a deadly accident on June 29, when a freight train carried liquid gas exploded in the railway station, killing 26 people and severely injuring 12 more. Among the dead were three children.   The accident occurred around midnight, when a car carrying liquid gas derailed as the […]
February 12, 2009
NEWS

Carnival in Viareggio

This year marks the 136th anniversary of the Viareggio Carnival, Tuscany's most renowned winter festival, famous for its inventive floats that mix allegory, jest, and jeer.   As ever, the carnival, which this year runs from February 7 to March 1, finds ample inspiration in current issues and politics
November 2, 2021
NEWS

Leonardo da Vinci school group wins best Italian school in Italy

    The prestigious international StudyTravel Magazine recognized the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci group as the best Italian language school in Italy at the 2021 ST Star Awards. It is an important achievement for the group, which has brought more than 200,000 international students from over 80 countries to Italy.   Read by over 22,000 […]