June the 17th provides yet another occasion of honoring San Ranieri, being the day when San Ranieri Regatta is held. The festival consists of a race on the Arno River which starts, as a rule, at Ponte della Ferrovia and finishes at Palazzo Mediceo. Four teams, each of them representing one of the four districts of Pisa – namely, San Francesco, Santa Maria, San Martino and San Antonio – compete against each other in view of wining the stake of the race, that is, a holy flag which is, in fact, more of a symbolic incentive for this race.

Pisa

Pisa

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