Viareggio, Italy is a sensational seaside resort on the Tuscan coast. The town is fantastically chic, filled with fashion boutiques, lively bars and world class restaurants, and all just metres from the glistening waters of the Ligurian Sea.
The town is hugely attractive, mainly due to the art nouveau and neo-classical style of Viareggio’s buildings, which provide a vast amount of interest. The 3km beach promenade is a wonderful place to start your exploration of the town. Lined with some of the most impressive shops, galleries and restaurants, many hours can be spent along the promenade from your villa in Viareggio, Italy.
Of course, the powdery soft sands of the coastline are of huge appeal to anyone staying in a self catering villa in Viareggio, Italy. The beach stretches for over 3 miles, and there is always a spot on which to relax, stretch out your towel and absorb the atmosphere. The shallow waters of the sea are ideal for children and anyone wishing to swim, whilst the warm waters of the Ligurian remain warm enough in which to swim well into September. There are a good range of water sports centres to choose from too, and anyone wishing to learn to sail are perfectly positioned in a rental villa in Viareggio, Italy, as the still waters of the nearby Torre del Lago Lake are perfect for learning to sail.
Taking a villa in Viareggio, Italy is also a great way to see the Tuscan landscape and the animals and birds that call the area home. The many miles of fragrant pine forests that back the resort are a joy in which to walk, cycle or ride, and the mountain landscapes of the Apuan Alps are within easy reach for anyone wishing to do some more serious walking, climbing or riding. Information on good trails is available from the Viareggio Tourist Information offices.
It is the famous Viareggio Carnival that really gets pulses racing though. The Viareggio Carnival is an extraordinary celebration, aimed at bringing everyone together through parades of colourful floats, a vast calendar of events for children and adults alike and a huge amount of feasting, dancing and drinking! Information on this year’s Viareggio Carnival calendar is available from the Viareggio Tourist Information website.
With Pisa just around the corner from a holiday rental villa in Viareggio, Italy, it seems a pity not to explore the city either on the way to or from the airport. There are many delights to discover, not just the famous Leaning Tower, and a day in Pisa is always a delight.
With an average of over 270 days of sunshine each year, Viareggio is a fantastic place to visit at any time of year. The summer months see daily temperatures reaching into the low 30’s (?C), which is perfect for beach breaks, yet mild enough to allow you to explore the region on foot, by bicycle or on horse back during the summer months too.
Pisa’s Galileo Galiliei Airport (PSA) is the closest airport to a self catering villa in Viareggio, Italy, just 25km away. There are a good range of flights into Pisa from the UK, and from there, you can either take a train to Viareggio (via a few connections), or alternatively, there are a whole host of car hire firms operating out of the airport.