The Carnival of Viareggio is considered one of the most important carnivals in Italy, Europe, and the world. The allegorical floats, which are among the largest in the world, 20 to 30 meters high and 12 meters wide, parade along the Viareggio promenade. Through satire, they tackle the great issues of the contemporary world: from national and international politics, to the environment, to social issues.

The tradition of the parade of floats (at first carriages) in Viareggio dates back to 1873 and the idea of a parade on Shrove Tuesday in 1873 was born at the tables of the Caffè del Casino, inaugurated forty years earlier. At the end of the century, triumphal chariots appeared, real monuments, built in wood, scagliola and jute, modeled by sculptors and put together by carpenters and blacksmiths who, in the Darsena, on the docks of the shipyards, knew how to create extraordinary boats.


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