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It Is Carnival Time In Viareggio

The Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte is ready and waiting for you to come and celebrate the Viareggio Carnival 2018, one of the most important and popular events in the whole of Italy, a spectacle that gives the city an opportunity to show itself off at its very best and captures the imagination of thousands of locals and visitors alike.

This is a truly authentic spectacle and a vital part of the city’s cultural history and this year, the Carnival will take place from Saturday, 27th January to Saturday, 17th February.

So, we are looking at 21 days of festivities and of course, the marvellous spectacle of the five Parades of artistic floats, the “Corsi Mascherati,” which include allegorical themes and are held on the main streets beside the sea.  The spectators await with baited breath the famous triple cannon shots which are fired from the sea shore and herald the start of this wonderful annual festivity.

Below you will find the days / dates on which the “Corsi Mascherati” will be held at the 2018 Viareggio Carnival:

  • Saturday, 27th January at 16:00 hours – The opening ceremony with the Corso Mascherati parades followed by a spectacular grand firework display
  • Sunday, 4th February at 15:00 hours
  • Sunday, 11th February at 15:00 hours
  • Tuesday, 13th February at 17:00 hours – the 4th nocturnal Corso Mascherato on Shrove Tuesday
  • Saturday, 17th February at 17:00 hours – the 5th nocturnal Corso Mascherato at the end of which, the winners of the float competition will be declared, followed once again by the final spectacular grand firework display


In order to help you get the maximum out of the fun and entertainment that is to be had at this unique and extraordinary event, the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte has created one of the most unmissable offers at the entire Viareggio Carnival 2018.

We can offer guests a special deal which includes 1 night for two people in a double room, a full buffet breakfast, use of the spectacular salt water pool which is heated to 36° C and enjoys wonderful views towards the sea, access to the hotel’s Suite62  in-house Spa, use of the gym and fitness area and a Sunday brunch buffet for 2 people (which includes antipasti, a starter, main course and dessert, water and coffee – additional drinks are excluded from the package), a welcome gift and the chance to sample some tasty morsels from our chef.

This offer from the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte for the Viareggio Carnival 2018 is unique.

In addition to all the wonderful details outlined above, this special deal also includes two free tickets giving access to the Carnival (please note that children who are less than 1.2 metres tall get in for free) and a demonstration of “Carta Pesta” (how the papier-mâché items for the Carnival are made) in a local workshop

Visit our website, have a look at the special offers and book now for your stay at the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte for the 2018 Viareggio Carnival!

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