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Interesting museum. Opening hours are hard to find. Open as follows: The Carnival Museum and the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Lucca, Italy
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Thoroughly enjoyable...

This is a great, fun, place especially for people who have attended a Carnevale masked parade... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Boston Area
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Via Santa Maria Goretti, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum. Opening hours are hard to find. Open as follows: The Carnival Museum and the Carnevalotto Museum of Contemporary Art can be visited at the following times WINTER TIME 10 September - June Saturday and Sunday from 16:00 to 19 SPECIAL OPENINGS Sundays and...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This is a great, fun, place especially for people who have attended a Carnevale masked parade. Often, at least during Carnevale season, at least a few hanger doors are open so you can peek in at the floats. The museum is definitely worth a look....More

Thank BlueTravels
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I came to Viareggio specifically for carnival in Feb 2017. The citadels a was a must see destination to see the home of the floats and artists studios...they tend to be open morning and afternoons but shut during siesta times midday-2pm...it was hard to find...More

Thank Angelawotzername
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Only open Saturday and Sunday morning when we visited. Take the number 22 bus to the Cittadella to avoid a long walk. We were the only visitors, you have walk the full length of the compound to find the entrance and ticket office. Tells the...More

Thank Brian440
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area during February then do not miss. It is incredible. A really great atmosphere and great fun for all ages. Book tickets online for best deals and to avoid queues. We will definitely be back!!

Thank Traveller282012
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's my 7th time to the citadella and its always an amazing experions. the place is great and all the people who work and do the floats for the carnival are very nice. A must see in Viareggio for the people that like carnival but...More

Thank graziellazerafap2017
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We went one afternoon without checking details and realised that we should have booked a guided tour. We learnt this from a guide who was taking a school group around and kindly let us view last years wining float! We were lucky to be shown...More

Thank Meg L
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This is where the floats are stored for carnival Get up close and really appreciate the magnificent workmanship So glad i visited

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The whole town comes alive during the carnival. The locals come all dressed up and ready to play. The 3-floors high paper floats were really impressive - you can get up real close as there are no barriers. You can move about freely within the...More

Thank 2o2ovision
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Incredible to watch and experience for the first time. The people make it all worth it, with their high energy and costumes. A treat for the senses, and certainly worth a visit to Viareggio during a chilly part of the year.

Thank goatiegoater
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