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Viareggio Carnival – What our guests said!

Reverend Kevin Dunne led our Viareggio Carnival tour in Tuscany where the guests joined in the celebrations and, from their grandstand seats, watched the magnificent giant float parade with musicians, dancers all in flamboyant costume. Unusual for the time of year there were a couple of days with showers but everyone took it in their stride Kevin offered¬†‘just the right mix’¬†of fun, care and worship as guests also visited the beautiful Tuscan towns of Lucca, Pisa, Siena and the city of Florence. This incredible image was taken as the sun burst from behind the clouds.

“With a light touch of Christian ethos McCabe gave us modern travellers the opportunity to broaden our understanding of European history, linking it with the medieval journeys of pilgrims from Europe to Rome. It was worth the money to see the awesome Viareggio Carnavale and tick off a good few of the bucket list sites in Tuscany.”

“Through McCabe a delightful taste of Tuscany was combined with the impressive Viareggio Carnival. A gentle introduction to new places and experiences in this delightful land. All was wrapped in the grace of pleasant companions as one meandered the new and the timeless.”

Viareggio 2024 is now available to book. Click below for details

Viareggio Carnival – McCabe Pilgrimages (

Want to arrange a group? As well as our ‘Open to all’ departure on February 15th we can arrange departures on Feb 01st or 8th for your own group of 15 or more.