Welcome Cocktail
Welcome cocktail will take place in the suggestive DOMUS COMELIANA location close to the famous tower of Pisa in square of Miracoli.
WebSite: http://www.domuscomeliana.com

Social Dinner
Social Dinner will take place in the fourteenth century VILLA SCORZI location which is located in the shadow of the famous Certosa of Calci, surrounded by the enchanting setting of the mountains and the countryside of Pisa.
WebSite: https://www.villascorzi.com/en

Social trip
A walking tour of Florence is planned on June 16th that will allow you to discover the charm of one of the most beautiful cities in Italy and experience the heart and soul of the Italian Renaissance! The breath taking beauty of the Duomo and its massive dome will unveil before you reach Signoria Square - a real 'open air' museum- and Ponte Vecchio - one of the oldest bridges in Europe. The tour will then delve into the charming Medieval district, to admire ancient tower-houses hidden among narrow streets and alleys, and lead you to the Oltrarno, on the other side of the river, for a taste of one of the most famous Italian style gardens in Europe, the Boboli Gardens, built by the Medici family in the XVIth century and boasting beautiful Renaissance fountains, statues and artificial grottoes! After a free shopping time for souvenirs seekers, we will go back to Pisa to enjoy the charming Luminara of San Ranieri.

Photo by Fabio Fagiolini

Pisa by Candle Light
Festivities to celebrate San Ranieri in Pisa include the beautiful Luminara on the evening of June 16th, the eve of the patron saint's feast day, and the Regata of San Ranieri, taking place in the late afternoon on the actual feast day, June 17th. The tradition of lighting the city with candles dates back to 1688. In that year, the urn containing the remains of Saint Ranieri was placed in the Cappella dell'Incoronata in the cathedral, which is now dedicated to saint. Cosimo III of the Medici wanted the antique urn that contained the saint's remains to be substituted with a more sumptuous and modern urn. The change was occassion for a memorable city feast and according to tradition, the Luminara, or "illumination" as it was called back then, was born. The event has been held every year since then, except for a few interruptions. Bonfires and candles to light up the city were used even before then as a way to celebrate a special event, such as that to celebrate the visit to the city of Margherita Luisa, princess of Orleans and wife to Cosimo II in 1662. Today the celebration has taken a specific form: the architectural details of the palaces, churches, towers and bridges along the Arno (windows, cornices, balconies) are recreated with white wooden frames. These frames are fitted onto the buildings and on these frames candles are attached and lit after sunset.
Over 70,000 "lumini" (how candles are called in Italian when they are inside a container, glass in this case) burn and reflect on the river. Some candles are also floated on the waters of the Arno. The city along the lungarno simply glows. The only additional areas in the city lit up aside from those along the river are the battlements on the section of city walls that surround Piazza dei Miracoli and the Leaning Tower itself, where oil lamps show off the tower's shape.
At about 11 PM, a fireworks show from the Cittadella Vecchia (old citadel) can be best enjoyed from along the river. A word of warning: the city streets can get very crowded, most university students walk around enjoying themselves and add their bit to the confusion. Side streets away from the main Corso Italia and Piazza Garibaldi/Borgo Stretto can be a good idea to avoid the most crowded areas.

(Posted: discovertuscany.com)

12|15 June 2022 - Pisa, Italy
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