We stayed at the Hotel Tirrenia for a week at the beginning of October, Oh what a gem of a hotel in Tuscany. Where do I start. The hotel is spotless, not a speck of dust or anything else at all. The rooms are comfortable and exactly what you need, firm beds, air conditioning and the room cleaned every day. Its located just off the main beach promenade in Viareggio. What you won't get is a sea view but we didn't go for the view. Breakfast was wonderful. Lots of fruit and cakes, toast, rolls, cold meats and cheese and scrambled eggs and bacon & cereals. Lots of tea and different types of coffee. Breakfast is from 7.45 to 10.30. The staff are lovely and they helped with recommendations for restaurants, trains and maps. The hotel is about 10 mins walk to the train station with regular services to Pisa, Lucca and Florence. The fares are very reasonable with the longest trips to Florence at 16 Euros return. Use the ticket machines as they can be used in English and take you through the process, very easy. Make sure you validate your ticket in the small machines on the platforms before you board the train. There is a lovely courtyard at the rear of the hotel which we always used in the evening to have a relaxing coffee before bed (1.5 euro very reasonable). This was the first time in Tuscany and chose Viareggio for its beach location and easy access to Pisa, Lucca and Florence. We weren't disappointed as it was easy to negotiate everything in Italy and spent the day on the beach if the weather was nice. There are some lovely restaurants including Sa Playa, 8etti & Gran Caffe Margherita. The hotel will provide umbrellas when its wet, beach towels and a wealth of information. On our last day we had a late flight. We were able to leave our luggage with the hotel and enjoy the beach. The hotel also has a separate bathroom on each floor so we were also able to have a shower later in the day. The hotel also made sure fresh towels were left with our luggage for our showers. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone and would certainly go back if we had the chance.