Viareggio, a city in the north of Tuscany in Italy, is located on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and is the second-largest city in the province of Lucca. The city is a popular seaside resort for local Italians as well as Europeans, including many German and British tourists. Most local people working within the tourist industry can speak English and sometimes German, as well as Italian, and sometimes French. There are many local and international restaurants, cafes, and fast-food restaurants within the city, as well as supermarkets, bakeries, and delis. There are also many cafes that line the waterfront; these tend to be slightly more expensive than the cafes found a few streets inland from the waterfront. Viareggio also has many souvenir shops, and discount fashion shops.
Accommodation options in Viareggio are dominated by the larger hotels and resorts, however some budget accommodation such as budget hotels, campsites, and Viareggio hostels can also be found within the town. Most are located within just a short walk of the waterfront and beach, and are in walking distance to restaurants and bars, as well as mini markets. If traveling independently, hostels in Viareggio generally offer the most affordable accommodation, however in the low season (October through April), many good deals can be found in the resort hotels; these deals usually include a buffet breakfast, as well as private room with toiletries. Hostels in Viareggio usually can provide tourist information for local and nearby events and activities as well as transport to other destinations within Italy.
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