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The resort town of Follonica, the administrative seat under the Tuscan grand-duchy for the mines and ironworks, is a lively place not only during summer as a popular seaside spot but also in winter, just like the other Tyrrhenian resort in Tuscany, Viareggio. Follonica offers an enjoyable Carnival with decorated allegorical carts on parade, masks and costumes for children, parties, games and music. Development of this seaside resort in the province of Grosseto began at the beginning of the 19th century when the grand-duchy of Tuscany chose it as its administrative seat for the nearby mines and ironworks. The dates and times are subject to change.