Tag: summer events in pisa

Pisa: La Luminara and The Regatta of Saint Ranieri

Every year, on 16th June, the Luminara of Saint Ranieri is renewed along the river Arno in Pisa, when the sun goes down.

According to an old tradition, the city of Pisa celebrates with this unique illumination in wax the feast of its Saint patron, St. Ranieri, on 17th June.

The illumination runs along the streets near the river Arno with about 70,000 wax candles that for each edition are set in glasses

Festivals and Traditions in Tuscany

Italy would not be called “dolce vita” if there are not so many festivals and historical events. Especially Tuscany has a huge repertoire of festivals full of tradition. Almost each Tuscany village has its own traditional and individual festival with its many culinary specialties of each region.

Always a good reason to celebrate for Mediterranean countries is in September and November where people celebrate thanksgiving for their olives and wine harvest. The residents of the country are always happy about visitors and tourists and are generous hosts.

They will tell you about their culture,