Viareggio is internationally known as a seaside resort on the Ligurian Sea. The grand hotels and cafes are characterized by an Art Nouveau style and the port it seems a showcase for expensive yachts. Due to the wide sandy beaches, cool ocean breezes and pleasant beach tents beach life is very pleasant in this beloved child friendly badplaats.
Between the center of Viareggio and Lido di Camaiore is a 3 mile long promenade with shops of the famous clothing brands, terraces and the famous Italian gelateria. The shops are open late into the evening.
From Viareggio you can combine a beach perfect with fun cultural excursions. Visit the Puccini music festival in July and August at Torre del Lago Puccini, a village in the municipality of Viareggio.