But a trip to Viareggio is not just about the beautiful coastline or the famous carnival, which is a major celebration in the region. During the carnival, parades and costumes turn Viareggio into a vibrant city. For a series of Sundays plus Fat Tuesday and a grand finale, the floats will parade through the masked masses along the seaside promenade. The floats feature caricatured depictions of figures from the political, cultural and entertainment spheres. Using satire and humor, Viareggio Carnival confronts some of the most hot-button contemporary issues. If you want, you can take a trip to the Cittadella del Carnevale, where for a whole year the master craftsmen give life to those spectacular papier-mâché creations. When carnival is over, a booming nightlife goes on the whole year through.