Viareggio (vēärĕd´jō), city (1991 pop. 57,514), Tuscany, N central Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a fishing center and a fashionable beach resort. The body of the poet Shelley was cremated there after his death by drowning at Lerici near La Spezia in 1822.
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