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Carnival of Viareggio - BW Premier Collection Grand Hotel Royal - Viareggio

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The Carnival of Viareggio, the story of a city presented in a party atmosphere!!



 2017 dates : the floats will parade on Sunday 5th/12th/18/26th and 28th February !!!!!

Viareggio’s Carnival is undoubtedly the most popular event of its kind in Italy, which boasting an ancient history that the Grand Hotel Royal has witnessed and continues to be a participant.

The tradition in 1873 when the rich burghers decided to masquerade as a protest against high taxes.The  Carnival today is a must for those who love great paper-mache constructions inspired by reality and fantasy.

The Carnival of Viareggio is so important that a whole district of the city is dedicated to the construction of floats that parade through the city during the Carnival period each year, giving a magical atmosphere to the town.The Carnival of Viareggio program is always very intense and is enriched each year with special events.

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Viareggio Carnival Museum:

at the Citadel Museum in Viareggio,you can discover all the sicrets and tricks of the paper-mache floats, from 1925 to present day.

At the Carnival Citadel, the place that welcomes people to the studios where the Viareggio builders construct the lively floats, it is possible to view original designs, sketches, posters and models from the glorious history of the Viareggio Carnival.

In the hangers, you can seethe building of the magneficient floats that are exhibited during the days of the Carnival, a fantastic sight that parades along the promenade to more than 150.000 people!

During the visit, you will find some of the characters from the carnival-the fancy dress costumes and head pieces, paper giants and animated people that provoke fun and enjoiment with their grotesque ahapes and satire. The masks are a representation of experience for the young, future float builders.

In a display case, you can admire the reproductions of the officialViareggio Carnival posters, dating back to 1925. A magic place, the theatre of this craftsmanship, is gere at the Citadel with the artists and craftsmen who create the great, exiting floats that parade proudly during this winter period along the promenade of this wonderful city.

It is a unique show, the only one in Europe, with floats that reach up to 30m in height.

on the ground floor, covering a surface of around 300m2, there are dedicated laboratories where children have the opportunity to practice the more technical elements of casting and moulding.

For older students, or anybody who wishes to experience modelling and appreciate all of the phases of modelling work, it is possible to organise individual courses.

Carnival Citadel ( free entrance for childrem)

Via Santa Maria Goretti 55049-Viareggio

tel 39058453048-fax 39058451176

From October to May: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-12 noon

From June to August: Monday-Friday 10am to 12 noon

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