bagno balena Viareggio

The Balena (Whale) Baths at Viareggio

The bathing establishment dates back to the 1920s


Source: Versilia Tourist Information Office

Built at the end of the 1920s on a project attributed to Belluomini, the building has a decidedly Dèco feel, both in the whole composition as for its decoration. The monumental impressiveness of the mass is marked by the stylised sign of the pilasters that divide the volume into three parts, shown by the terraced fronton.

More than just a beach town, Viareggio boasts culture and is the Carnevale capital of Italy
Sparkling sea on one side, gleaming white marble mountains of the Apuan Alps on the other: this is Viareggio, pearl of Versilia. 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. Its foundations date back to 1172 when the Lucchesi and Genoese allied against Pisa, built a famous fortress. ...