Tag: Events in Versilia

Carnival of Viareggio celebrates its 140th anniversary!

Here we go again! The funniest and most amusing carnival in Italy is coming back: the one of the famous personage of Burlamacco, the masked parades on Sundays, the multicoloured and huge papier-mâché floats: the world-famous Carnival of Viareggio, which this year celebrates its 140th anniversary!

This year, the so much beloved masked parades will take place on 3rd, 10th, 12th, 17th February and 3rd March, in a myriad of confetti and streamers and in company of much music, songs and dances, for the joy of adults and children.

This year, the Carnival of Viareggio

2012 edition of “Lucca Comics & Games” is ready to begin

The long-awaited Lucca Comics&Games is back: one of the main events dedicated to comics, animation, games, videogames, fantasy and sci-fi!

The festival will start on November, 1st and end on 4th; the exhibitions have been open from October 20th until the end of the festival.

For the 25th time, there will also be the Original Game Contest: the announcement is online for all the games creators.

A for the comics, the special guests of this edition will be:

Septemberfest 2012, a toast between Ingolstadt and Carrara

From 25th August to 8th September, Septemberfest will come back in the town of Marina di Carrara!

The Septemberfest, founded in 1976, as an evidence of the twinning between Ingolstadt and Carrara, has become one of the largest and most important beer festivals, in a real German style, which every year takes place out of German borders and gathers more than 120 thousands visitors.

Its success is due to the originality of its products: bavarian typical beer, German folk music, entertainment and typical cuisine.

The famous “tree of May”, typical of Bavaria, dominates the square of Carrara.

Appointment with Versiliana Festival

In memory of the great Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, 33rd edition of Versiliana Festival has just begun and will keep on entertaining spectators until 25th August, with magical theatre performances, concerts, shows…


Versiliana Festival is the most important event of Versilia’s cultural summer. It takes place at the open-air theatre of Parco della Versiliana in the city of Pietrasanta (Versilia coast, Tuscany).

58th Festival Puccini. Art goes on stage


The appointment with “Festival Puccini“, currently in its 58th edition, comes back from Friday 20th July to Wednesday 25th August in the Gran Teatro all’Aperto Giacomo Puccini of Torre del Lago.

The Puccini Festival was born in 1930 as a personal wish of the Maestro Giacomo Puccini.


Even if once in a lifetime, he would have listened one of his operas resound on the shores of the lake where he composed them.

Six years after his dead, for the first time his friends put on stage “La Bohème“.

The festival has become a more and more famous event gathering thousands spectators from all over the world.

It attracts opera lovers and tourists who wish to visit the places where the most beloved composer of 20th century lived.

You can also visit Torre del Lago, which is a small town between Lake Massaciuccoli and the sea.

Puccini called this area a real “paradise” and he was right because the lake is very peaceful and it’s a perfect location for a relaxing holiday.