The city vibrates, moves, lives, that’s the main claim of the forthcoming edition of Viareggio Mare. Four days, a wonderful scenario, big exhibitions and shows related to professions and resources of the sea.
Viareggio has an ancient heritage regarding ships building, and the sea, as long as the carnival, are the main tourist attractions. Big sandy beaches, a magic landscape with hills, lake and mountains and the charm of the Liberty Style, the Italian modernism that has spread at high level in Tuscany. Viareggio took advantages from naval engineering, utilizing Masters carpenters skills to built giant Carnival floats.
Everyone in Italy knows that Tuscany has got a wonderful coast that offers different landscapes, from sand to rocks, pinewoods and wild nature. Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietrasanta, Viareggio, Cecina, Follonica, Castiglione della Pescaia and the unique promontory of Argentario.
These are also the places that have gained ‘Bandiera Blu‘ (Blue Flag), a prize that certify the highest quality and stays of beaches, with clean waters and preserved skyline. Blue flags are allocated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (Fee) in Italy that evaluates many important parameters as the quality of water, the coast and also for the presence of services, security measures and initiatives takenin otder to protect the environment.
The Puccini Festival Foundation is preparing to launch the project for the anniversary celebrations of the centenary of the first performance of Puccini’s masterpiece La Fanciulla del West – The Girl of the Golden West, which took place first in New York in December 10, 1910 in the presence of Maestro Puccini.
Celebrations will be supported by an Honorary Committee chaired by the mayor of Viareggio. Torre del Lago, the town where Puccini lived and composed this opera is located nearby the Massaciuccoli lake in the municipality of Viareggio. There is the new Gran Teatro all’Aperto, a big open air theatre where ever summer Puccini Festival takes place.