The magic of the Luminara di San Ranieri is rekindled at dusk on June 16th along Pisa’s Lungarni (riversides).

This remarkable illuminations custom is traditionally performed by the Pisans on the eve of the patron saint's day.

Over 120,000 wax candles are meticulously placed in transparent glass cups and hung from white painted wooden frames (known as ‘biancheria’), designed to emphasise the outlines of the buildings, bridges, churches and towers that line the Pisan Lungarni. Hundreds of candles are placed on the water to float down the river Arno.

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