Luminara di San Ranieri is a religious celebration that is held every year on the 16th of June, in the eve of San Ranieri who is also the patron saint of the city. The first celebration of the Luminata took place on the 25th of March 1688 and celebrated the placing of urn with the remains of Ranieri degli Scaccieri in the Duomo di Pisa. The procesion starts with the lighting of seventy thousand candles and hanging them from the white painted wooden frames. The purpose of this procession is to emphasize the outlines of the buildings, bridges, churches and towers. Hundreds of candles are places on the water and float down the Arno river.

Pisa PI

Pisa PI

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