Celebrating June in Pisa – La Luminara di San Ranieri

During the month of June there are several events in Pisa, as they celebrate their Guignio Pisana. On June 16th we witnessed the spectacular festival of the lights; La Luminara di San Ranieri, and it was indeed remarkable!
On the evening before their Patron Saint´s day (San Ranieri) all electrical lights were switched off along the river Arno, and the Medieval houses, as well as the three main bridges, were decorated with thousands of burning candles (yeah, you heard me – live flames, and thousands of them – a pyromaniac’s fantasy). The atmosphere was overwhelming!
The wooden candle holders, painted white, are hung on the windows and doors for the occasion.
At 11:15 pm there was a synchronized firework up the river. It´s not easy to take photographs under these conditions, but these are the few that turned out ok-ish.

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