Tuscany events: Luminara of San Ranieri, Pisa
Held on June 16, this ancient celebration dates back to 1688, when the remains of Saint Ranieri were placed in the cathedral in Pisa. In the evening, the city comes to life as candles are lit to commemorate the prestigious event. As darkness falls, palaces, churches and bridges along the Arno are illuminated by the glow of 70,000 ‘lumini’. The Arno’s dark waters sparkle and shimmer are they are bathed in this almighty display of candlepower. At 11pm, a fireworks display is held on the Cittadella Vecchia. Find a spot by the river to enjoy the best view of this majestic spectacle.
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