Viareggio is a swanky Tuscan beach town on the west coast of the Tyrrenhian sea in Italy. The beautiful beaches and a Passeggiata or promenade is brimming with charming cafés and shops. These attributes have earned Viareggio the well-deserved title: ”Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea.”
Stay at the elegant and luxurious Grand Hotel Principe Piemonte. The historic Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, is a prestigious 4-star hotel on Viareggio’s seafront. It is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and the Great Hotels of the World. The Grand Dame of Viareggio was built in the early 1920s. The hotel underwent a two-year restoration which brought it back to its former splendour. It re-opened in 2004. Dine at the Michelin rated Il Piccolo Principe. www.principedipiemonte.com. I loved the stained-glass doorway and Art Nouveau facade!
If you go to Viareggio, you will have an opportunity to meet the town’s most famous character, Burlamacco. He is the official Carnival representative and was concieved by Uberto Bonetti in 1930. Check out his statue on the boardwalk made by Renato Galli.
The town is well-know for incredible Art Nouveau architecture and outstanding seafood restaurants.
Relas at the seashore at one of the beautiful beaches or stroll along the promenade, the “Passeggiata a mare.”
There are plenty of interesting shops and restaurants. They even have an outdoor market on the promenade. I bought one of my favorite scarves there!
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Italy Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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