In Pictures: Carnevale di Viareggio

Ever heard of Carnevale di Viareggio in the Tuscan town of Viareddio? It’s one of Europe’s most vibrant street celebrations.

The party is perhaps best known for the manificent array of papier mache floats that roll down town’s beach-hugging manin road.

As you’ll see, they are a sight to behold and tend to come in two different formats: Satire (everything from the Catholic Church to capitalism) or veneration (John Lennon, Freddy Mercury).

We’ve had a little dig around and it turns out these lovely people are happy for us to share these snaps.

If you can’t make it to Carnevale di Viareggio this year, then get it on the list for next… and in the meantime whet your appetite with these:

#carnevalediviareggio

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#freddiemercury #carnevalediviareggio #carro

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So there you have it (we saved Freddie and John till the end), the finest collection of Carnevale snaps you’ll see this week (we hope).

If you have any pictures, tips or insights from Carnevale di Viareggio – or any other parade/celebration for that matter – please do send them in so we can add them to our Swapper Stories wall and share them with everyone else.

Bye for now.

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