Viareggio weather in late August was hot but very pleasant. The Grand Hotel Royal is a magnificent period property located on the seafront with a swimming pool, restaurant and grand bar! The pick up from Pisa airport by the hotel car was efficient, hassle free and quick. We were greeted warmly by the receptionist and were allocated a sea facing room. The beach across the hotel was clean with lots of chairs, umbrellas and sunbeds. All along the promenade there was an excellent selection of restaurants, ice-cream outlets and shops. Cycling is very popular along the promenade. Dinner at the Grand Hotel Royal was very good and Daniel provided excellent service! Giuseppe in the bar was always charming and made excellent cocktails!
There are many possibilities for day trips. Highly recommended and close by is the village of Peitrasantra and the nearby vineyard.
My wife and I had a fantastic holiday and will be back!