Travel and Culture in Tuscany
Viareggio is a seaside resort of international renown, that lies in Versilia. It takes its name from the Via Regia (Royal Way), along which the natives of Lucca built a defensive fortress.
It is the biggest and most densely populated town in Versilia. The size of the town covers almost the whole municipality territory, excepted a vast green area that separates it from its only hamlet, Torre del Lago. Viareggio borders with Massarosa and Lake Massaciuccoli to the East and it is bounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea to the West.
Reaching Viareggio by car is easy, since it is connected to the various Tuscan towns by all the motorway networks.
If you arrive from Genoa, you have to take the motorway A12, direction South as far as Versilia.
From Milan you have to take the motorway A1, direction South as far as Fidenza, where you can get onto the A15 as far as La Spezia and, from there, you have to take the A12, direction South as far as Viareggio.
If you arrive from Florence, you can take the motorway Firenze-mare A11 as far as Lucca, where you can link to the motorway link road and reach Viareggio.
If you arrive from Rome, you can take the motorway A1 direction South as far as Viareggio.
You can reach Viareggio by train too, since it is connected with the other Tuscan towns by the national railway network, besides other regular bus lines that connect it with all the other municipalities of Versilia.
If you want to fly, the nearest airport is the international one “Galileo Galilei”, in Pisa, that is 25 Km away from the town and that you can easily reach by bus or by train.
It is possible to arrive in Viareggio by boat, too and you can land at the Viareggio port, which has got more than one thousand mooring chains.