Located right on the seashores and less than one hour away from the beautiful peaks of the Apuan Alps, Viareggio is one of the most renowned holiday resorts in Italy. Nice sandy beaches, a wide accommodation offer and the vicinity to some iconic destinations such as Cinque Terre, Lucca, Pisa, and Florence, are just a few highlights attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Far from being only a summer destination, the town that was once a small fishing harbour has built in decades a strong tradition in refined shipbuilding: from the wooden boats of the “maestri d’ascia” to some of the longest and most exclusive metal and fiberglass vessels. With a large number of companies working for the industry and headquarter of some of the most exclusive shipyards, the town has earned an undisputable reputation. The quality of the local craftsmanship added to the engineering skills and the spirit of innovation necessary to cope with the new challenges. With a special inclination for mega yachts: Viareggio is where about a fifth of these gigantic elite boats are made.