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Viareggio's Carnival


The Viareggio Carnival celebrates in 2018 145 years of life under the sign of a vivid tradition such as the long-established European tradition of Carnival festivals. It is no doubt one of the best known events in Italy. Each year the Viareggio Carnival attracts more than 600.000   spectators gathering to attend the magic of the grand parades of large  floats in  papier-maché. In 2018THE CARNIVAL MASKED PARADES  will take place  on    27th January,  4th,   11th,   13th, 17th February along the extraordinary Liberty seaside boulevards. 



Saturday 27th January 


At the end of the parade Great Ending Fireworks


 Sunday 4th February



Sunday 11th February



Tuesday 13th February



Saturday 17th February


At the end of the parade reading of verdicts of  juries

Great Ending Fireworks


The peculiarity of the Viareggio Carnival consists in giant, allegorical papier-maché floats - the biggest ones weighing about forty tons - and expresses today the old knowledge that goes back to the ancient ‘trionfi’ (war-victory feastings) of the Renaissance, adhering even more to the building techniques of the  big sailing boats, a  pride of Viareggio traditions.


Every evening, there are carnival celebrations in all of the city’s different districs. The most famous bars, restaurants, discos, etc., including the largest hotels in Versilia, host colourful all night masked carnival parties.


Real travelling theatres - the allegorical papier-maché floats are the product of the unequalled creativity, of the extraordinary sculpture and painting skill of Viareggio’s ‘magicians’, and are the highest example of this popular art whose language has spread all over the world.


The parades take place in a ring-like circuit  2 kms. long, on the seaside avenue of Viareggio, best known as La Passeggiata.

Here the floats move among the spectators, who can attend the show with no barriers, becoming in turn the protagonists of the parade.

During the Carnival period, Viareggio and it’s Passeggiata  become a true open air Museum  where people, coming from all over the world, meet to enjoy the event together.

The parades also include folkloristic bands and performers with the most original masks, offering excitement, culture and tradition in a wide programme of entertainment and fun for children and adults.

Viareggio, the Carnival town, also known as the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea for its long sandy beaches, its pine-woods, its beautiful promenade, a natural stage for its Carnival surrounded by the Apuan Alps and the Art Deco architecture of its villas along the seaside, is situated on the northern coast of Tuscany.

The town shows its identity and image to the world thanks to its Carnival.  For four consecutive Sundays and during the Mardi Gras parade, thousands of people from Viareggio, and the surrounding areas, take part in this event.  



Wellness Montecatini Terme

Wellness Montecatini Terme

The healing properties for wellness of Montecatini Terme thermal waters are renown since the ancient Romans.
The mineral composition of the type salt-sulphate-alkaline make these waters highly therapeutic.

Wellness in Montecatini Terme means both external treatments such as baths and mud treatments, both drinking-water therapy to cleanse liver and intestine.

All establishments are located within a large park in the city center and beyond to custom-tailor therapies for various diseases, they offer massages and beauty treatments.

And after a day entirely devoted to wellness, Montecatini Terme still offers many surprises: the city hosts the boutiques of the most exclusive fashion names and a stunning view to Versilia coast from the medieval city.

Valentine's Day in Montecatini

Valentine's Day in Montecatini

Spending Valentine's Day in Montecatini Terme in Tuscany is one of the best ways lovers can choice to show their partners how much they love them and celebrate the joy of being together.

That's why a holiday package in Tuscany can be much better of the usual gift and to represent a magic moment to live together in one of the most quaint cities in Tuscany.

A romantic getaway in Tuscany is the best way to take care of your partner, especially if you choose a destination that can guarantee a high quality of services as Montecatini Terme.

Hotel Ercolini e Savi conceived a special package for the most romantic Valentine's Day in Montecatini Terme: pampers and gourmet cuisine: what else do you need for a perfect getaway?

Valentine's Day in Montecatini Terme means relax and strolls in an amazing Art Nouveau scenery for a real special day to spend together.

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Hotel Lucca Comics

The best Lucca Comics Hotel? Look for it in Montecatini Terme!

Hotels filled and skyrocketing prices: the best accommodation choice is booking an out-of-town Lucca Comics hotel

Ercolini & Savi is the best choice to follow Lucca Comics & Games and yet the hotel even arranges a contest for cosplayers.

The original event that each year attracts in the city thousands of fans of the world of games and comics, born in 1993, has over time established itself as one of the most important in the industry, both in the Italian and international levels.

Among the many events planned, the most eagerly anticipated is the cosplayers parade in the streets of the city center, performed by passionates wearing costumes represented characters from the world of comics and Japanese manga, turning Lucca in the colossal backdrop of a living cartoon.

During the event, however, it may result particularly difficult to find accommodation at affordable rates, especially in case you have you didn’t book it months in advance.

That’s the reason why to stay in a hotel outside the city, making use of public transport to the event, may be the best choice, especially if the choice falls on a hotel near the station as in case of Ercolini e Savi Montecatini Terme, just 20 minutes far from Lucca.

The hotel reserves a special surprise for all cosplayers guests: to discover it you just have to book your Lucca Comics hotel and start out on the most colred event of the year!

4 star hotel Montecatini

4 star Hotel in Montecatini Terme - Ercolini e Savi

Ercolini and Savi is not just a 4 star hotel in Montecatini Terme, but an Art Nouveau masterpiece.

This charming town in the heart of Tuscany, between Lucca and Pisa, indeed, owes its original appearance to many prominent artists who decorated most of the historic buildings, as Ercolini e Savi.

This 4 star hotel in Montecatini has recently been renovated and keeps the majesty of spaces designed for long stays at the Baths.

To discover this 'outdoor' modern art museum, visit the boutiques of the city center or having a pure relax holiday at the spa, the choice of this 4 star hotel in Montecatini Terme will pleasantly surprise you. 

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