Viareggio Holidays

Holidays to Viareggio are perfect for those looking to combine a beach holiday with a cultural adventure. Golden beaches meet Art Déco architecture in one of the best known Tuscan beach resorts. Touring the surrounding areas, you’ll come face to face with Pisa, home of the famous leaning tower, and the medieval town of , where you can immerse yourself in Italian history.

Viareggio was once the go to destination for Italy’s rich and famous. The composer Puccini lived here in the early 1900s and the villa he built now houses a museum dedicated to his life and music. Nowadays, Viareggio attracts a wide range of holidaymakers. As dusk approaches, many tourists join the locals on their passeggiata, or evening walk along the seafront promenade. Here, families and friends come together and socialise, sometimes sharing a glass of wine or a gelato along the way.

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Here at Citalia, we’ve been the leading Italian holiday specialist for almost 90 years. We believe Italy is one of the most diverse and inspiring holiday destinations in Europe and continually explore the country to ensure the holidays we offer continue to exceed your expectations.

Our holidays to Viareggio start at the beach. The 10 kilometre coastline offers a mixture of public and privately owned beaches. The latter charge an entry fee, in exchange for a sun lounger, and full use of the toilet and changing facilities. Try the Lido di Camaiore, situated between Viareggio and Marina di Pietrasanta. Here, you can look up at the marbled landscape of the Apuan Alps as you relax on the seashore.

If you want to take a break from the sun, Viareggio’s very own pine forest is minutes from the beach. In the Pineta di Pontente you can take a stroll through Mediterranean pine trees, play tennis and mini golf or visit the Villa Borbone, a three storey palace which is now used for exhibitions and conferences.

To get a flavour of Viareggio’s Art Nouveau architecture, head to Gran Caffè Margherita. This beautiful building showcases the stylish Art Déco era inside and out.
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Handpicked Hotels in Viareggio

Discover the real Viareggio while staying in one of our carefully selected hotels

Things to do in Viareggio

Viareggio’s beaches and city based attractions give holidaymakers a wealth of things to do. You can visit exceptional beaches like La Lecciona with its rolling dunes, or landmarks such as L’attesa, a bronze statue found on the town quay and La Cittadella, where the floats for the Carnevale di Viareggio are set up.

There’s lots to explore in the surrounding regions too. Pisa is only 20 minutes away by train and in the Campo dei Miracoli, or Field of Miracles you’ll find the leaning tower, the cathedral and the baptistry, all built in the 12th and 13th Centuries.

20 minutes by train towards the north of Tuscany is the medieval town of Lucca, which is situated at the foot of Apuan Alps. Explore the Basilica of San Frediano, the Clock Tower or take a walk along the old city walls, which is now a pedestrian promenade.       

Flight Information

The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA). Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours. 

When to go

Tuscany is predominantly a summer destination, with the main tourist season generally running from April to October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August, this is also when Tuscany is at its busiest. However, Tuscany also enjoys a mild climate in spring and autumn with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. The coast has wonderful sea breezes and the hilltop towns are much cooler than the lower countryside villages. The best time to visit is during the quieter season, from April to June and September to October when the weather is good, prices are a bit lower and there are fewer crowds. There are many festivals and events throughout the year in Tuscany and Easter and Christmas are always busy.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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