Carnival, or Carnevale, is an annual event held in the seaside Tuscan city of Viareggio, Italy. Carnival is a tradition that began in 1873, when the rich burghers decided to masquerade as a protest against high taxes.
For a month, Viareggio turns into a factory of creativity with gigantic papier — mâché floats, parades, night parties, fireworks, theatre events, culinary events and worldwide sport performances.
Viareggio’s Carnival is considered amongst the most renowned carnival celebrations in both Italy and Europe drawing millions of people every year.
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