Viareggio carnival

Once a year around January / February / March the seaside  town of Viareggio celebrates its traditional  carnival

Viareggio Carnival in 2016:

7th, 14th, 21st and 28th FEBRUARY, and 5th MARCH

Which preserves a tradition that started in 1873 as a mockery of the elected people of the city.
This event is  undoubtedly one of the best known events in the whole of Italy and is attended by over 800,000 people every year. Hundreds of huge, brightly coloured, allegorical, papier-mache floats  (some  of which weigh forty tons and are up to  20 metres in height) parade the street along the extraordinary Liberty seaside Boulevard. Everyone dresses up in masks and fancy dress and there is a great party atmosphere with bands and cabaret. Viarregio claims to rival Rio’s carnival and the New Orleans Festival. You be the judge!
Come and stay with us  at Villa Michaela for this unforgettable experience – .


  • Free transfer  from Pisa aiport  to Villa Michaela and back for a minimum of 4 people .
  • Free welcome drinks and canapes.
  • Minimum stay 3 nights.

Tie in your stay with HALF TERM dates and get a 10% discount for a family of 4 or more!

For tickets to the Viareggio Carnevale or to take advantage of our discount either call direct +3905841840750 or email

For further details visit the site

There’s also a museum that shows all the highlight floats from previous years, for details see