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dal 22-12-2017 al 26-1-2018

The Carnival of Viareggio is famous all over the world also for satire. In its more than one hundred year old history, it has always made freedom of expression its point of reference and for this reason it is known and appreciated all over the world. For this reason it is natural to welcome in the Carnival Citadel, in the new Espace Gilbert - inside hangar 16 with an area for projections and art exhibitions - the exhibition of the most scathing vignettes dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. An exhibition created by the European parliamentarians Stelios Kouloglu and Patric Le Hyaric and which had been subject to discussions in Brussels. More than 30 works signed by the most famous Greek and French cartoonists.

The Carnival of Viareggio, created in 1873 as a parade of small carriages, from the beginning has been able to interpret that satirical and critical spirit towards power, typical of the carnival traditions in the Western culture. Already in 1874 a mask ironicized on a tax collector particularly "fierce" and therefore unpopular to citizens. Since then, the most powerful persons and political leaders of the twentieth century have been portrayed by the talented carnival artists, on the gigantic allegorical floats that parade each year along the sea-front of Viareggio.

The exhibition is inaugurated on Friday, December 22 at 11:30 am and is open until Carnival.


Viareggio, Carneval Citadel, via S. Maria Goretti, Espace Gilbert
2017, December 22 / 2018, January 26
open on Saturday and Sunday 4:00/7:00 pm, closed on December 24-25-26-31 and January 1
Tickets € 3,00, concessions € 2,00, free admission until 14 years.
Free admission every month on the third Sunday.


More information

Cittadella del Carnevale
Via Santa Maria Goretti Viareggio
tel. +39 0584 58071

Tourist information office
Viale Carducci, 10 - Viareggio
tel. +39 0584 962233 -