Tag: traditions in tuscany

Summer has arrived with a bang in Pisa with the exceptional event “Luminara 2013”

Here we go guys, finally! Temperature is getting higher and maybe Summer is just around the corner in Italy!

As a matter of fact, here it is soon en event ready for announce the awakening of Summer: on Sunday 16th June, once again, the striking Luminara di San Ranieri will take place in Pisa and, as a tradition, will enlighten the historical centre with thousands candle lights.

Pisa will be enlightened by about 70,000 candle lights in the area

55th Palio dei Somari in Torrita di Siena

The 55th edition of Palio dei Somari, a race among donkeys, will take place in Torrita di Siena (a town located near Siena, in Tuscany) from 17th to 25th March 2012.

It is a competition among 8 donkeys, each one representing one of the eight contradas (districts) of the city and it has become a traditional event appreciated by Tuscans and also many visitors.

Celebrations will begin on Saturday 17th,