The Viareggio Carnival was established in 1873 when some of the local "signori" decided to organize a Sunday a little different from the rest, by inventing a procession of decorated floats which travelled up and down the main street of the city. On that occasion a masked protest was also organized by a number of citizens, as they were forced to pay too many taxes and as a result the chief tax collector was certainly made fun of!! The parade was liked alot not only by the patrons but also by the citizens and the idea of making floats that interpreted humour and disatisfaction of the people came about in that year.

Since then Viareggio has become the home of the Italian Carnival, with its masked parades characterized by allegorical floats in papermache. These floats are true works of art to which the local float makers dedicate an entire year of workmanship. There is not one politician, entertainer, or intellectual that has not been a target (protagonist) of one of these floats which almost comes to life during the parade by the moving arms, opening and closing mouths and rolling eyes. On every float young people and children find a place from which to throw confetti and shooting stars to the crowd. During the entire period masked balls and parties in the various "rioni" (quarters, districts) are organized as well as numerous sports and cultural events i.e. "Torneo Internazionale giovanile di calcio".

The official Viareggio Carnival mask is the "Burlamacco", a clown which wears clothes taken from other Italian masks: checkered overalls, taken from the Harlequin's costume, a white ponpon stolen from Pierrot's big puffy blouse, a white gorget - "Captain Scary" style, a red headband and a black mantle. The name Burlamacco derives from Buffalmacco a Florentine painter and a character in the "Decamerone". However, it is also said to be linked to the Lucchese surname Burlamacchi.

Locality Вьяреджио
Zone Версилии
Region Тоскана
ZIP CODE 55049
District Lucca
Telephone +39 0584 580770

получите дорожную информацию, начиная с:


Детали Гостиница Ely

Вьяреджио • Via Carrara, 16 (LU) центра: 50mt. моря: 50mt. автострады: 3000mt.

Hotel Ely offers its guests an inviting, comfortable environment together with the best in 2-star ca...Детали

Детали Гостиница Kim

Вьяреджио • Via Lepanto 2 (LU) центра: -mt. моря: 300mt. автострады: 2000mt.

The hotel Kim, easily attainable from the motorway exit, distant around 2 kms, it is situated in fro...Детали

Детали Гостиница Massimo

Вьяреджио • Via Roma 23 (LU) центра: 500mt. моря: 100mt. автострады: 2000mt.

Hotel Massimo is situated just a stone's trow from the beach and pine-wood in the quiet and nice par...Детали

Детали Гостиница Luana

Вьяреджио • Via Ugo Foscolo 36 (LU) центра: 0mt. моря: 150mt. автострады: 3000mt.

Апарт-отель Луана - это частный отель, расположенный в ...Детали

...near КАРНАВАЛ В ВЬЯРЕДЖИО (10 Гостиница)



Pезиденций Regina ...

Вьяреджио • Viale Carducci 64 (LU) центра: метры моря: метры автострады: метры

Regina Pезиденций situated in Вьяреджио, Версилии - Лигурия.

Pезиденций Esplanade ...

Вьяреджио • Piazza Puccini, 18 (LU) центра: метры моря: метры автострады: метры

Esplanade Pезиденций situated in Вьяреджио, Версилии - Лигурия.

Pезиденций Il Patriarca ...

Вьяреджио • Via Colombo 1 (LU) центра: метры моря: метры автострады: метры

Il Patriarca Pезиденций situated in Вьяреджио, Версилии - Лигурия.

View Pезиденций Colombo ...

Вьяреджио • Via Colombo, 37 (LU) центра: 500 метры моря: 10 метры автострады: 1500 метры

Situato nel cuore di Viareggio, nella zona più esclusiva e accogliente della città in via Colombo ...Детали

...near КАРНАВАЛ В ВЬЯРЕДЖИО (5 Pезиденций)