Destination guide

Veni, vidi, Viareggio – Tuscany's waterfront gem

The ideal backdrop for your seaside Tuscan getaway, Viareggio's a vibrant town on Italy's western coast. Just over an hour's drive from Florence, Viareggio is known for its ample beachfront, a buzzy dining scene, and posh shopping, as well as countless festivals throughout the year, including one of Europe's biggest Carnival celebrations. Chock full of museums, galleries, and historic sites, you'll never be at a loss for something to do while you're in town. Viareggio vacation rentals offer easy access to must-see highlights like the Villa Puccini Museum and the Museum of the Carnival of Viareggio.

Things to do

Now museum, now you don't – Viareggio's arts & culture

More than some penny-ante beach town, Viareggio's ready to go toe-to-toe with Florence or Genoa any day of the week. Music lovers can head to the Villa Puccini Museum, where you'll learn about Giacomo Puccini's life and works in a stylish lakeside villa that once belonged to the famous composer. Or you can check out the Museum of the Carnival of Viareggio, where visitors can get a taste of the massive celebration all year round. Here, you'll find a treasure trove of papier-mache masks and costumes from previous years' events, as well as classes on how to make your own.

Activities

Oh, Sandy – Viareggio's beaches and beyond

With all that broad, sandy beachfront, it sure would be a shame for it to go to waste. Not to worry – you'll find all sorts of seaside recreation in Viareggio, including swimming, sunbathing, sailing, and guided boat tours. Once you've had your day in the sun, you can visit one of the countless eateries, bars, and cafes, or get some retail therapy in the city's numerous upscale boutiques. The city's annual Carnival celebration is a major event (think Mardi Gras, but with the whimsy cranked up to 11), and millions of visitors flood the city for it each year.

Weather

(Mostly) under the Tuscan sun in Viareggio

Like almost all of Italy's western coast, Viareggio has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, with sunny, humid summers, mild winters, and regular rainfall between September and April. Average highs peak around 85 degrees in July and August, and summertime is generally the busiest season in Viareggio. The winters are on the cooler side, with average highs in the low 50s between December and February. The mild weather makes Viareggio a popular destination for wintertime visitors looking to escape colder temperatures back home, but you can still find slightly lower prices for Viareggio vacation rentals during the cooler winter months.

Natural features

Invigorating vistas in vibrant Viareggio

The town of Viareggio itself is relatively lively, with charming stone buildings along narrow city streets. The western edge of town is made up of marinas and miles of sandy beaches along the Mediterranean Sea, and you can see the peaks of the Apuan Alps rising to the east. A short drive south from most Viareggio vacation rentals, you'll find Lake Massaciuccoli and the sprawling Natural Park Migliarino San Rossore. Here, you can find almost 57,000 acres of fields, forests, and sandy dunes, as well as marshy wetlands along the shore of the lake.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Viareggio

The nearest airport is in Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei), located 14.3 mi (23 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Viareggio Station or Viareggio Torre del Lago Puccini Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around Viareggio?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,773 vacation rentals near Viareggio. From 974 Houses to 849 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Viareggio for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Viareggio?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Viareggio:

  • Ex Campo d'Aviazione: 89 vacation rentals
  • Pisa City Centre: 148 vacation rentals
  • San Lorenzo a Vaccoli: 38 vacation rentals
  • Santa Maria del Giudice: 29 vacation rentals
  • Monte San Quirico: 128 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Viareggio?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Viareggio. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Viareggio Harbor: 4,943 vacation rentals
  • Viareggio Station: 5,040 vacation rentals
  • War Memorial: 4,956 vacation rentals
  • Piazza Shelley: 4,959 vacation rentals
  • Villa Puccini: 5,185 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Viareggio listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Viareggio?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 974 Houses in Viareggio. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Viareggio include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 849 rentals available
  • Villas: 636 rentals available
  • Cottages: 37 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Viareggio?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 976 vacation rentals with pool available in Viareggio. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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