In Viareggio it’s not Carnival if you don’t wear a brand new costume: bought or home made, the important thing is that you MUST wear something strange, that captures people’s attention, your age doesn’t matter! Costumes are definitely a MUST for the Viareggio carnival enthousiasts, foreigners are easily recognizable because they don’t wear costumes, wigs or grotesque makeup!
The Marco Polo Rione is the first to give an idea of what carnival in Viareggio is about: costumes here, are ready to be tested for their resistance! Yes, because you have to know that the neighbourhoods are full of people dancing, drinking, jumping, singing in order to fight the February cold and, of course, to have fun under the dj set’s stages.
The Darsena Rione is the most popular one also because it takes place in the middle of carnival festivities and especially on Mardì Gras night.