Cittadella del Carnevale
Cittadella del Carnevale
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SpikeSeasider50
Leyland,United Kingdom83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
A superb museum about 2 km outside Viareggio town. easy to walk to north along the prom until you reach the waterway where you trun right and follow the river. the museum is set back behind the large roundabout. Or get a bus from Viareggio station which is cheap and easier on the legs ! A fantastic museum with many many exhibits from past Carnivals. If you catch the opening times during the carnivale you may get a sneaky view of the amazing floats inside the hangers. well worth the visit and FREE>
Written March 4, 2015
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l0vinglife0ntheg0
Lucca, Italy82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
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 Tuesdays of fashion shows from 09.30 to 11.30

SUMMER HOURS

Friday-Saturday-Sunday from 9.30 to 12.30
Written June 16, 2018
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564norm
Sydney, Australia326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were there for one night and were lucky to see the Carnevale, the floats were fantastic, the colour and vibe was great and the people were so friendly. A must see if you are around at Carnival time.
Written February 21, 2020
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Patricia M
San Francisco, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The most important place in Viareggio and worth your time if you are interested in the intersection of art, politics, history and street celebration. The origins of Carnevale pre date Christian times and have roots in bacchanal and buffoonery. This all year round museum houses the enormous festival floats that compete in the February- 4 day party. There are photos, articles, artifact. renderings and scale models since the 1920's capturing the imagination and the pressing social concerns of each era. You might see cold war era satire with huge Kissinger, Kruschev, absurd Brexit figures, savage or foolish Donald Trump or the Rolling Stones blown up to the size of a small building, Snow White battling environmental collapse. Las Vegas consuming its young! The floats are thronged with costumed performers and musicians celebrated here too. If you are lucky you might see a float build in process.
There is a local bus to the nearby shopping center 1 block away or take a taxi. Anyone interested in the process of art, its reflection of society or experience the Italian's love-hate relationship with celebrity or politics will enjoy this small museum. We were lucky enough that the ticket taker explained many of the past winners paths to success and the importance of carnevale to the whole community who works behind the scenes or as chorus members. My father brought me here in the early 70's when I was 10 years old and I never forgot it, I am thrilled they are going strong!
Written August 6, 2019
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meg
Cambridge, UK12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Spent a couple of hours looking round this place.
It is not open very often and not until 4- 0' clock in the afternoon so visit needs careful planning.
The staff were extremely helpful and tried to explain in limited English the exhibits there.
We tried to see the carnival a few years ago but it was rained off,it was interesting therefore to see just what we had misse
Written October 2, 2018
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MauMaf
Berlin, Germany23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
This is the place where the famous carnival floats of Viareggio are made. Its a special place as one can feel and breath the real world of Viareggio carnival. There are 16 warehouses where the local "carristi" (papier mache masters) build their magic floats. there is also a museum, a restaurant and a souvenir shop. the architectural structure of the Cittadella is very unique and spectacular, infact it's the location of several events and shows in summer.
Written October 2, 2018
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SHA12311
Cairo, Egypt830 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
A must see whenever in the area. As Viareggio is famous in winter for its carnival which is a unique one with huge carts that have political satires as well as fun portrays of politicians and famous people from all over the world.
Written August 10, 2015
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Dario M
Reano, Italy110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
It's a base stop if you want to understand Viareggio Carnival, you can understand building phaes and visit very intersting museum.
Written February 28, 2022
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lynette_cypress
Boise, ID470 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
I went over the morning before the parade and really enjoyed seeing all the floats lined up and coming out of the giant stalls. There was a lot of activity, mustic playing, fun atmosphere. But it didn't take long to see everything - maybe 15 minutes. There's a coffee bar there for refreshments. There are restooms, but no paper. I didn't go to the museum, and i'm not sure what's open and accessible outside of Carnevale season - but i'm glad i went.
Written March 19, 2019
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Steve H
Axminster, UK62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
Sharing this as we were disappointed since we didn't check opening times ahead of our trip and it was closed. As a previous reviewer has commented, they are really difficult to find. The website is poor. This review is for caution only and not as a rating for the attraction itself.
Written October 1, 2018
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