Carnival of Viareggio celebrates 139 years of life.
Viareggio (in Tuscany, on the Tyrrhenian sea), durinig Carnival, attracts every year more than one million spectators gathering to attend the magic of the great parade of big floats in papier – maché.
Real travelling theatres – the allegorical floats are the product of the Viareggio craftsmen with their skill on sculpture and painting.
In this video you can see the floats from 2012 edition.
The parades take place in a ring-like circuit 2 km. long, on the seaside avenues of Viareggio.
Here the floats move among the spectators, who can attend the show with no barriers, becoming in turn the protagonists of the parade.