Let's get back on the road from Marina di Pietrasanta to reach Viareggio. The important city of Versilia is definitely worth a visit with many things to offer.
However, Viareggio is above all known for Carnival, so don't miss the Citadel and the Carnival Museum in this itinerary, an excellent way to get to know the event in its entirety and the importance it has had over the centuries for the LGBTQ + community.
Today, the Carnival tradition is carried on thanks to the work of the master craftsmen of Viareggio who create works of art with papier-mâché, plaster and clay. The themes vary every year with giant allegorical floats connected to the world around us, designed to make us reflect.
In past year, issues relating to the LGBTQ + community have been the center of the "Mardi Gras" event in Torre del Lago. In spite of the fact that that event no longer takes place today, those themes have been taken up in the classic Carnival.
In February 2020, love without distinction of sex, orientation and gender was celebrated unequivocally with the chariot "Neither of Eve nor of Adam" made by the Breschi brothers. The allegorical float represented a beautiful "homage to love in all its expressions and a warning against homophobia".