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Pine forest in Viareggio

Two green areas, perfect for immersing yourself in nature and playing sports

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Viareggio boasts two pine forests, extensive green areas that allow you to take a walk through nature, practice sport or bring children to play. The two beautiful pine forests are a very popular meeting place among locals, to enjoy walking and battling the summer hear; they are called the forest of Ponente and the forest of Levante due to their position within the town.

The Ponente pine forest is the smaller but more popular one because it is in the centre of Viareggio. There are kiosks, ice-cream shops, restaurants, bike, tandem and rickshaw rental shops and rides for the little ones. Inside there is a small swan lake, tennis courts, mini-golf and bowling grounds.

Ponente Pine Forest
Ponente Pine Forest - Credit: Gerry Labrijn

The pine forest of Levante includes the Viale dei Tigli, a trail of around 6 kilometres that goes to the Torre del lago Puccini and also the beautiful Villa Borbone and is bordered by a long bike path and numerous kiosks and restaurants, which are full during the summer evenings. 

Within the forest there is the lushest part, where you can play sports or simply walk around and enjoy all of the tranquillity of the natural park which takes you to the sea where there are areas of wetland, woods, dunes and tombolos.

From a small fishing village to one of the most popular seaside destinations in Tuscany, this is the city of CARNEVALE
The sea on one side, the white peaks of the Apuan Alps on the other, who hasn’t seen the classic snap-shot of Viareggio? Stroll along the city center’s charming streets, eat a gelato on the Passeggiata or in the shade of the pine forest, look out to sea on the Darsena or, further out, toward the even more uninhabited beach, the Lecciona, near Torre del Lago; eat fish in one of the typical ...