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Such an amazing experience!

We were lucky enough to be in Pisa during the feast of San Ranieri and got to see this amazing... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom
A stunning event

This event is totally mad and totally beautiful. A crowd of 100,000 was expected for the 2017 event... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2017
Mike R
Colchester, UK
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Jun 23, 2019
“Such an amazing experience!”
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“A stunning event”
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

We were lucky enough to be in Pisa during the feast of San Ranieri and got to see this amazing spectacle. We stayed in an apartment overlooking the river so managed to avoid the crowds below and get an amazing view. To celebrate this feast...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

This event is totally mad and totally beautiful. A crowd of 100,000 was expected for the 2017 event and it seemed like it! Every building lining the river Arno which goes through Pisa erects elaborate frames of 'holders' into which are placed small, lit candle...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Mike R
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

The San Ranieri's Day it's a must if you're in Pisa during 16-18 of June...the fireworks start's at 11 pm and last aprox. 30 minutes, but be aware because if you're coming with your car finding a parking place near the center will be an...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed February 27, 2015

Is difficult to find such a nice spectacle! And it is actually much more than this! Romantic atmosphere on the lungarni, fun all night long in the squares.. I defenitely suggest to visit it

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank acaratel
Reviewed January 4, 2015

Its just unforgettable! It is a major performance of Giugno Pisano with candles and firewors during a magic night. But be aware about thiefs.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank YuriToscana
Reviewed December 19, 2014

As it happens with TripAdvisor, some listings get confused with other things. Started in 1688, the lighting of candles and bonfires (Luminara = Illumination) are for Saint Ranieri whose urn was placed in the cathedral that year. Every year the event is celebrated on June...More

Date of experience: January 2014
3  Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were group of friends, who went 10 days road trip through all Italy. This was one of our destination to see.... We visit during by daytime - i found nothing special - London embankment is much better.... probably during by night is different views

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Viks2009uk
Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Luminara is great fun, but the streets are very, very crowded. The fire works were fun, but the narration that accompanied them was, honestly, boring and unnecessary.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Pisa is a beautiful little town with the river running through it. Seeing it lit up with candles so meticulously was a great experience. The festivity, colors and lights highlighting the classic architecture, spectacular fireworks coordinated with music and the reflection on water is priceless.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank moyena_niazi
Reviewed July 11, 2014

What a festivity! It is music, history, fireworks, and candles all along the river or as it is called Lungarno. The beautiful old buildings that face the Arno river, are all illuminated with candles. The day commences by stopping by to your favorite restaurant before...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank EthelBustamante
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