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From February 3 to 5 and on February 18 also Lucca will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Viareggio Carnival with great events and initiatives for 3 days + 1 of celebration and entertainment.


Friday February 3

at 5:00 pm under the loggia of Palazzo Pretorio
Lucca, storie di carrozze e Carnevali inauguration of the exhibition.

at 8:30 pm in Piazza Anfiteatro concert by Cristina D' Avena and Gem Boy: the famous singer will perform the greatest hits of her immense repertoire for adults and children. The artist's show will be preceded by the performance of Dj Veronica Niccolai of Radio Bruno, media partner of the event, and presented by Mariagrazia Cucchi.


Saturday February 4

at 3:00 pm - in Piazza San Michele carnival party for children with games, music and entertainment and typical Carnival sweets prepared by the pastry shops of Fipe Confcommercio with free offers for charity.

in the evening - Allegra Baccanata with surprising masks and entertainment in the bars and venues of the old town centre.

Sunday February 5

at 2:30 pm the Viareggio Carnival on the City Walls of Lucca with masks, animation and extras. A historic moment for the event, which parades for the first time far from its hometown. An afternoon of celebration for adults and children to enjoy the beauty of the Carnival in the unusual scenery of Lucca's City Walls.
In the evening, in Piazza San Francesco, a typical Lucca style grand finale: the Tordellata for dinner and music by Manolo Strimpelli (free admission).

For lunch and dinner participant restaurants will serve a Carnival menu, an occasion to taste typical food dedicated to Carnival.

Saturday February 18
at 9:00 pm at the ex Cavallerizza in Piazza San Donato the Grand Gala of the Carnival, an elegant masked charity party with lots of music and particular surprises.
admission € 30.00 - Teatro del Giglio ticket office
Costumes to rent at Laboratorio Brunier +39 328 7535248.


Sunday February 19 
from 2.30 pm in Piazza San Francesco - Carnival party for children with games, music and entertainment and typical Carnival sweets.


Friday February 24 
at 9:00 pm at the Giglio theater - Carnival Grand Gala, concert with the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Andrea Colombini. (€ 30,00) 
Infoline +39 340 8106042


On February 3/4/5 ‘Sconti in Maschera’, special carnival discounts and offers in the best shops of the old town center. 
Also special travel packages curated by the DMC Piana di Lucca will be available to enjoy the carnival atmosphere in town.