Many shops and restaurants line the street that boarders the sea in Viarreggio and hundreds of people are walking the length of the paved ‘boardwalk’.
I even found some games that we find on boardwalks in the USA with a slight twist. The carousels are small and only for young children.
By June this resort town will be open for business. In August when all of Ialy goes to the beach, there will be no space for another blanket! Adjacent to the stone pier are many boat warehouses, perhaps for repair, construction and sale. But what caught my eye are the massive yachts moored in the harbor. I wonder who owns these ‘ships’.
What boardwalk does this remind you of?
|Far out on the stone ‘pier’ there is a statue with the moutain view in the background|
|Read that this was a great fish and chips food “boat” and I agree! Laughed with the 2 ladies frying and serving a variety of fish and potato dishes when I ordered via Number as per the sign, NO ONE ever does that!|
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We are thinking about Viareggio for end of August 2016. Suggestions for reasonably priced hotels?
Hi Bonnie, there are dozens and dozens of hotels. but the end of aug is the italian travel time so you may wish to book NOW. i am across from the sea and close to everything if you do NOT use th google map that hotels.com offers………….shall b posting a viareggio mini review later…..did find a few interesting things here but most of the town is still closed ……….and sahll open in a few weeks: a museum for their versi9n of carnavale, an anciet theater across the street that the ticket lady looks like she has sat there for centuries, my new favoirte fish place offering tutti fritta on the canal, a central market for things you never need, a pedestrian street with NO tourists, the cupcake lady i met yesterday etc.