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The town of Viareggio is a popular up-market seaside resort.

Viareggio wheelchair accessible tours traveling to Versilia Riviera, which has a sandy beach stretching for more than 20 km.

The other side of the road is lined with Viareggio hotels facing the sea.

First created as the port of Lucca, Viareggio owes its name to the "Via Regis", the street that connected it to the area’s capital during the Middle Ages.

Viareggio History

Its foundations date back to 1172 when the Lucchesi and Genoese allied against Pisa, built a famous fortress.

The city’s oldest fort, the Torre Matilde, dates back to 1500 and was erected by the Luccesi to defend themselves against pirates.

Surrounding the fort it is the city’s original center, which runs along the Burlamacca Canal, still today the ideal place for fishermen and other local citizens with boats.

Only in 1819 did the Duchess Maria Luisa di Borbone order the first wharf built; the year after the center was elevated to city status.

Viareggio would have to wait until 1822 to see the town turn into a tourist center when it became a vacation resort for Napoleon’s sister, Paolina Borghese.

In 1828, the first bathing club was opened and the town established itself as a beach locale.

Touring Viareggio

Viareggio wheelchair accessible tours traveling to Versilia Riviera is heavily connected to the art found in the Villa Paolina civic museum and in the vestiges of Art Decò and Liberty architecture that decorate the city.

The boardwalk is Viareggio’s showcase: a large avenue over 3 km long that runs along the beachfront decorated with Liberty architecture of cafes frequented by Giacomo Puccini.

Viareggio wheelchair accessible tours traveling to Versilia Riviera is one of the most traditional and famous seaside resorts in Tuscany.

It has, for a long time, been a popular holiday destination for both Italians and foreign visitors.

Viareggio wheelchair accessible tours traveling to Versilia Riviera holiday here offers you the best of everything, from a perfect beach holiday to a hectic round of shopping and night clubs to a nature lovers paradise.

An elegant promenade runs alongside the beach and is lined with an amazing array of buildings housing shops, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, cinemas, theaters and art galleries.

Every year in February and March, Viareggio holds one of the largest and most famous carnivals in the world.

The Viareggio Carnival is held along the promenade for five weekends and visitors come from far and wide for this event, which is well worth the trip.

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Viareggio, Italy