In February, Lucca also celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Viareggio Carnival, with two weekends of great events, celebration and light-heartedness.
Friday, February 3 - 5 p.m., under the loggia of Palazzo Pretorio Lucca, Stories of Carriages and Carnivals exhibition curated by Associazione Napoleone ed Elisa: from Paris to Tuscany (open until the end of February) - 8:30 p.m., in Piazza Anfiteatro Concert by Cristina D'Avena and the Gem Boy introduced by DJ Veronica Niccolai and presented by Mariagrazia Cucchi
Saturday, February 4 - 2:30 p.m., Piazza San Michele Children's Eve with games, music and entertainment and typical Carnival sweets - in the evening, in the businesses and venues of the historic center Allegra Baccanata with masks and amazing entertainment
Sunday, February 5 2:30 p.m., on the Walls of Lucca from Piazza Santa Maria to the Caffè delle Mura Viareggio Carnival on the Walls of Lucca with masks, animations and figures parade of masks, a historic moment for the event, which for the first time parades away from its city of origin - from 7 p.m., in Piazza San Francesco La Tordellata grand finale typically Lucchese, accompanied by the music of Manolo Strimpelli
Saturday, February 18 9 p.m., Ex Cavallerizza Ducale Carnival Grand Gala an elegant charity dance party, in historical mask
Sunday, February 19 2:30 p.m., in Piazza San Francesco Children's Eve with games, music and entertainment and typical Carnival sweets
Friday, February 24 9 p.m., Teatro del Giglio Carnival Gran Galà with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lucca admission €30, information ph. +39 340 8106042