During the celebration of Pisa patron saint Ranieri, after the sunset over 70,000 candles are set inside wooden frames fitted onto the buildings along the Arno river and lit, which highlight their architectural profiles. Their reflection on the river waters offers a spectacular show. It’s the Luminara . Even in the Piazza dei Miracoli the Tower of Pisa is lightened by several oil lamps, defining in the darkness the so famous shape .
The tradition of the Luminara dates back to 1688 and has been celebrated every year since then and delights and amazes tourists and locals alike. As the only conclusion to the evening, a wonderful fireworks show goes off around 11pm.
Do not miss it ; we’ve been there and it’s really spectacular.