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The Italian Version of About Pisa is Finally Online

Now “About Pisa”, the useful online guide to Pisa, has also an Italian version.

This Pisa tourist guide was already available in English, German and Spanish language and, from today, also Italian users will have the chance to read all the information and tips concerning this city.

As a matter of fact, the website allows finding out many interesting news and information about this city, such as about its world-renowned monument and universal symbol, the Pending Tower, or the less famous palaces and historical buildings, its beautiful churches and old squares rich in history and culture, and much more.

In addition, users will also find the best museums to visit, the “Lungarni” and the bridges on Arno river, and many suggestions about the best guided tours for visiting Pisa in every corner. As you know, there’s so much to see in this Tuscan city, but with the help of such guided tours you will have the chance to marvel at the most important monuments in Pisa, even if you won’t have much time at your disposal. On “About Pis”, you’ll find all the information for booking your walking tours, bike tours or segway tours in Pisa! It will be a new and exciting experience!

Furthermore, a little section of the website is dedicated to

Once again Pisa celebrates its Patron Saint enlightening the whole City

Even this year, in honor of Pisa’s Patron Saint Ranieri, the famous and much-expected historical event Luminara comes back.

Since it is an ancient tradition, Luminara is celebrated by Pisa’s citizens on every 16th June night with a great illumination in the whole area around the Arno River.

Every year, about 70,000 lights are put in glasses and hung on wood frames, painted in white and positioned along the outline of palaces, bridges, churches and towers along the Arno River.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa will be enlightened with other oil lamps, which will located

Pisa Book Festival: an event in Pisa dedicated to Books

Here we go. Dear books-addicts, readers, emerging writers and skillful translators…the Pisa Book Festival is around the corner and is ready for welcoming thousands visitors once again. It will take place at Palazzo dei Congressi, whereas the Pisa Book Junior will be held at Stazione Leopolda from 22nd to 24th October 2010.

The 8th edition will present 156 different publishing houses. For three successive days, the city of Pisa will be the perfect stage for the promotion of independent publishers and for those books that usually you don’t find in the traditional bookshops.

The exhibition areas, located on the opposite Arno river banks, are linked by a little train in order to facilitate visitors in participating in events and  activities organized by such an event,