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Fortress took the name “castrum di via regia”, in as much as it rose at the and of that important road which had been laid under the protection of the Emperor Federico Barbarossa.
The castle, which the Pisans and Luccans fought over for some time, lost its military importance over the course of two centuries.

In the 16th century, after Lucca was forced to move its port to the mouth of the Burlamacca canal, the Torre Matilde (Mathilda Tower) was built in the place of the old castrum. This helped the formation of an inhabited nucleus.
In 1559 the first church was built. It was originally called San Pietro and later dedicated to the Santissima Annunziata. Maria Luisa of Bourdon made a large contribution to the urban development of the town.
In 1820 a decree elevated in the rank of city. Paolina Bonaparte chose it as a holiday spot, and built herself a sumptuous villa which is still in existence.
At the beginning of this century, Viareggio took on the physiognomy of a Liberty city, which was, unfortunately, seriously damaged in the great fire of 1917.
The most important names of those involved in the reconstruction are Glileo Chini and Alfredo Belluomini, the one responsible for the urban layout as it stands today, a grid of wide tree-lined avenues which reach the sea.

EVENTS IN Viareggio FROM 06/23 TO 07/03

Saturday, 24th June 2017

Presentation "The Adventures of Bribro, The Mystery of Charlotte" by Giuliana Giovannelli
Cultural events: Libreria la Vela Via Garibaldi n. 19, Viareggio.
Saturday June 24th at 6pm Giuliana Giovannelli will present her book "The Adventures of Bribro - The Mystery of Charlotte" Helicon... [continua]

Monday, 26th June 2017

Parents and children friends? Revision of the slogan in vogue in the '70s
Cultural events: Biblioteca Comunale Guglielmo Marconi, P.zza Mazzini n. 12, Viareggio.
On June 26, at 6 pm, at the premises of the G. Marconi Library, at the M. Tobino Room, where the Multimedia Imaginary Library of the Boys, Enrica... [continua]

Wednesday, 28th June 2017

"The Garden of Sharing: read and shareAmo" at the Marconi Library
Cultural events: Biblioteca Comunale Guglielmo Marconi, P.zza Mazzini n. 12, Viareggio.
On June 28 at 17.15, at the Municipal Library Guglielmo Marconi, P.zza Mazzini no. 12, in the M. Tobino Room of the Multimedia Multimedia Library of... [continua]

Friday, 30th June 2017

"Happy Birthday Viareggio", excellence in celebration - Grandpa tells the grandchildren ..
Cultural events: Villa Argentina Via Fratti, Viareggio.
Presentation at Villa Argentina's book The grandfather tells the grandchildrenI: Remembering a Great War As Absurdance Book of Giuseppe... [continua]