Carnival of Viareggio, magic and fantasy on the Tuscan coast

Carnival of Viareggio, magic and fantasy on the Tuscan coast

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«Have you ever been to Viareggio carnival? Is it worth?»
«It’s a little decadent … It makes me sad.»
«Interesting, you just convinced me, I’ll go!»

Although not as popular as the Venetian, the Carnival of Viareggio is one of the most important and acclaimed in Italy. I am from Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, where the carnival is the most outstanding festivity. It is the first big celebration of the year and involves a huge exhibition of colour, fervour, and frenzy and that is why, probably, it drives me to discover other facets and versions of the same event. It is said that “diversity is equal to cultural richness.”

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