Travel and Culture in Tuscany
It is worth visiting Pisa in June, not only because of its artistic beauties, that are famous all over the world, but also because of the numerous folk celebrations that the town offers in this month.
An excellent festivity, among the celebrations of the “Giugno Pisano”, is the Luminara di San Ranieri, that lights more than 70.000 wax squat candles (put into some glasses called “lampanini”), which are fixed on white laths (called “biancheria”) and put at the windows of the town palaces and at the main doors, creating an evocative and fascinating effect.
This celebration reaches its climax at about 11.00 p.m., with the throwing of the fireworks from the Cittadella Vecchia
At the same time, on the surface of the Arno, they put some floating candles, which are slowly driven by the current in the dark, with the result of a really charming atmosphere.
This celebration reaches its climax at about 11.00 p.m., with the throwing of the fireworks from the Cittadella Vecchia … This is an extraordinary event that takes place on the 16th June, in honour of St Ranieri, the town’s patron.
Pisa photographies kindly granted by Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo