A small territory which stretches from the mountains of the Apuan Alps to the shores of the Tyrrhenian sea, along with the cost of Tuscany, a pearl among the Italian regions. Viareggio, one of the 6 municipalities of the Versilia region, is known all over the world for the long tradition in shipbuilding.

VIAREGGIO: The city that makes the most expensive yachts in the world

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.



The Congress Hall “Il Principino” is located along the beautiful Passeggiata, the elegant pedestrian boulevard which stretches for 2 Km, up to the bordering resort, Lido di Camaiore. Famous for its boutiques, bars, and restaurants, La Passeggiata boasts some of the best examples of  Liberty-style (Art Nouveau) architecture.

Il Principino, recently renovated, is one of the historic buildings in town.  Overlooking the sea, with a remarkable terrace, the facility has modern equipment and qualified staff to host the most qualified events.

Address: Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 130, Viareggio


The Real Collegio, a 16th-century building located in the very heart of Lucca, will be the location for the Networking Gala Dinner, to be held on the evening of Thursday 21st of March. The Gala Dinner is an event within itself and a bright opportunity to mingle with all Yare’s attendants. After the Superyacht Captains’ Forum and the thematic workshops, about 500 guests amongst the Captains and the companies’ representatives are invited to this pleasant evening which includes entertainment and music. Another exquisite venue, as fascinating as the ones usually chosen by the organizers to tell the beauty of our territory: villas, cloisters, and palaces have hosted some past editions of the Gala Dinner. The Real Collegio, formerly a convent, then a Public Library and a College, is immersed in the charming atmosphere of the historical city center, just a few steps away from the Renaissance walls.

 Address: P.zza del Collegio, 13, 55100 Lucca