Along with its famous Carnival, which animates the city for days with joyful parades and parties, Viareggio embodies everything that the Versilia coast has to offer: the sea before you, the mountains behind you, the maritime pine groves and the many tourist attractions.
The city became a renowned seaside resort in the 1970s and still boasts the same comfortable beaches, Art Nouveau buildings and elegant people that made it famous. However, its origins are much older and date back to the 12th century, during which a tower was built to defend the Via Regia (Royal Highway), the road from which the city takes its name.
Apart from its tower, the Palazzo Bernardini and a few other 18th-century buildings, Viareggio is a modern city with many Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings.
Some of the city's most interesting architectural elements include the façades of the Villa Argentina, the Bagni Balena and the Magazzini Duilio 48. It is also famous for it "Promenade": over three kilometres of seaside promenade with shops, boutiques, cinemas, discotheques and art galleries, making it a paradise for shopping and entertainment.
For your holiday, we have chosen the Hotel Plaza & De Russie amongst the Viareggio hotels. It is housed in an elegant Art Nouveau building where every detail has been considered to make your stay absolutely perfect.
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