Several Liberty-style villas were built in the countryside in the early 1900's and the town of Viareggio later developed around them.
, the composer's last villa, is on Via Belluomini, around the corner from Grand Hotel Principe del Piemonte.
Viareggio is one of the most famous beach resorts in Tuscany.
Carnevale di Viareggio is one of the biggest carnival festivals in Italy.
There's even a carnival museum in town (see attractions below).