2014 Summer Carnival in Viareggio

On August 9, the beach town of Viareggio will host the Summer Carnival starting from 9 pm on the promenade along the sea. The event with free entry is called "la notte delle maschere", a night with music and colors, in which the Viareggio will turn into a giant stage with the giant papier-mâché.
Summer carnival manifesto
Summer carnival manifesto
In this occasion, you will see 5 of the Viareggio's carnival papier-mâché floats built in February parade on the promenade and accompanied by music and animation. The giant papier-mâché will begin their long march to the promenade at 8.30 pm leaving from the Carnival citadel. Then they will pass from Viale Einaudi, Viale Belluomini and Viale Carducci. The last stop is in Piazza Mazzini. The entrance to the Belvedere delle Maschere is expected around 10.30 pm. The floats will remain there for about an hour, performing at their best in all the choreography and movement. The return to the Citadel is scheduled at 1.30 am.
Viareggio's Carnival [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi]
Viareggio's Carnival [Photo Credits: Serena Puosi]
The goal of the event is to promote the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of the Carnival of Viareggio, presenting to summer tourists a taste of the big show of Viareggio's Carnival that goes on every winter.
One of the floats of 2014 Carnival [Photo Credits: Kinzica Sorrenti]
One of the floats of 2014 Carnival [Photo Credits: Kinzica Sorrenti]
To follow the event look for the hashtag #summercarnival14. Official website