EVENTS NEARBY VAL DI CECINA


Bocelli in Lajatico
2 Aug. Rehearsal and 3 Aug - 8:15 PM Teatro Del Silenzio

Palio di San Ranieri, Pisa
Pisa  Palio of San Ranieri on 17 June (the day of St. Ranieri, patron saint of Pisa) - the four districts of Pisa (San Martino, San Francesco, Sant’Antonio, and Santa Maria) compete in a boat race, with each boat containing eight oarsmen, on the Arno for the “paliotto”, the prize. The race is held on the Arno along an upstream stretch of 2 km. On the night before, the famous Luminara is held in which the Pisans hang thousands of candles from the buildings along the river. Thousands of locals crowd along the banks of the Arno to see the fireworks at midnight.

Gioco del Ponte, Pisa
Pisa Gioco del Ponte (Battle of the Bridge) on the last Sunday of June when teams from the two banks of the Arno, Tramontana (north) and Mezzogiorno (south) grapple with one another on the Mezzo Bridge. The six teams from the two banks challenge each other to push a 70 ton cart on a 50 meter rail over the opponent’s line.

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