Luminara di S.Ranieri

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HelenBezzo
Liverpool, UK233 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
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 day (which is actually 17th June) the buildings along the Lungarno are decorated with white frames that hold candles the day before (16th). Once the sun has set this gives an amazing glow along the river. To top the night off, a half hour fireworks display along the river takes place. Absolutely breath taking!! I highly recommend scheduling your trip to Pisa around this time.
Written June 23, 2019
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Mike R
Colchester, UK160 contributions
Jun 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 lanterns. This takes many hours but as the sun sets around 9 p.m. the effect is stunning. Crowds and street-food stalls line both banks of the river, many regular visitors claiming a place on the Lugarno walls from 6 p.m. onwards. The majority of spectators are almost certainly locals as the event does not seem to be promoted to the tourist trade and given the sheer numbers and the availability of alcohol, the crowds are extremely well behaved. Things get noisy later on with a spectacular firework display from barges moored in the middle of the river. And keep an eye out for the rockets launched from the clock tower!

Written June 18, 2017
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Mateescu A
Bucharest, Romania299 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
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 adventure!
Written June 17, 2017
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ale
Geneva, Switzerland6 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
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
Written February 27, 2015
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YuriToscana
St. Petersburg, Russia584 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
Its just unforgettable! It is a major performance of Giugno Pisano with candles and firewors during a magic night.
But be aware about thiefs.
Written January 4, 2015
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JT_Turner3
Phoenix, Arizona5,127 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
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 16th & 17th with about 70,000 candles being lit and placed all over buildings and even floating down the Arno River. Quite a sight! They also have fireworks going off and the small town and riverfront can get very crowded.

Others are commenting on the lights along both sides of the Arno. These light are beautiful as well. It was nice to walk along the quiet river late at night with the lights reflecting off the water; very tranquil. For whatever the reason or season, the Pisa riverfront is wonderful.
Written December 19, 2014
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Viks2009uk
London, United Kingdom173 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
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
Written July 20, 2014
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Mark G
Miami, FL8 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
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.
Written July 14, 2014
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moyena_niazi
Karachi, Pakistan145 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
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.
Written July 13, 2014
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Ethel B
Italy107 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
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 the show commences. While strolling in the narrow streets of Pisa, music sneaks from all different corners. At 11:00 pm in the evening then is when the show of fireworks and music stars. It is just beautiful and breathtaking. Something to see!!!!
Written July 11, 2014
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