On Saturday 25 March Pisa, according to tradition, enters the year 2024.
The main rendezvous will be in the Cathedral when the ceremony of the sunbeam marking the passage into the new year will take place at midday. It is a tradition that goes back to what is already attested by documents dating back to the 10th century that testify how the city made the beginning of the New Year coincide with the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary of the Incarnation of Jesus.
To celebrate the date, the Municipality of Pisa has organised a series of initiatives starting on Sunday 19 March.
SUNDAY 19 MARCH
SANT'ANNA" HIGH SCHOOL
Aula III - Piazza Martiri Libertà, 33, 11:00 a.m.
'Pur Bella La Vita - Nemo Propheta in Patria'.
Towards Giordano Bruno' open meeting with Francesco Filidei
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL PALACE
Sala degli Arazzi, Lungarno Pacinotti, 46, 5:00 p.m.
F. Filidei: Proesi, aphorisms on a text by F.M. Sardelli
F. Filidei, Tri for violin, cello and piano
WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH
VERDI THEATRE 9.15 p.m.
Free entrance compulsory booking. The Choir of the City of Pisa and the Orchestra of the University of Pisa present Antonio Salieri's Cantata "La sconfitta di Borea", Cantata for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra on a libretto by Giovanni
De Gamerra for the Gioco del Ponte di Pisano.
Event organised by the Department of History and Identity of Pisa
FRIDAY 24 MARCH
LOCALI EX ANAGRAFE, PALAZZO GAMBACORTI PISA 10:00 a.m.
Inauguration of the exhibition of "Ancient Statuettes of the Game of the Bridge" by the Crossbowmen of Porta San Marco. Visits from Friday 24 March to Sunday 26 March from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PALAZZO GAMBACORTI, SALA BALEARI at 17:30
"Coins of Pisa / coins in Pisa between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age".
Research and projects for the enhancement of the coin cabinet of the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo. Speakers: Pierluigi Nieri - Director of the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo; Monica Baldassarri - Researcher CNR ICCOM of Pisa
WALLS OF PISA, 9.00 p.m. (repetitions: 31 March and 7 April 2023)
From the Torre Piezometrica (access from Via S. Francesco and Via Vittorio Veneto) arriving at approximately 22:30 in Piazza dei Miracoli, "Mura di Pisa Night Experience", a paid initiative. A night-time film tour that, through projections and audio, allows visitors to relive first-hand the history of the city from Roman times to medieval glories, from the industrial revolution to the present day. The initiative is organised by Acquario della Memoria and the CoopCulture, Itinera and PromoCultura cooperatives.
5 pm. The Circolo Culturale Rustichello organises a guided tour of San Sisto in Cortevecchia by Prof. Lucia Casarosa entitled "La Chiesa della Repubblica Pisana, tra storia e arte". Limited places available. Compulsory booking at 335 6831681
SATURDAY 25 MARCH
HISTORIC COURTESY 11 a.m. The Historical Procession of the Pisan Representation will parade from the Municipal Palace to the Cathedral for the sunbeam ceremony.
CATHEDRAL OF PISA 11:30 a.m. Sunbeam Ceremony.
GIARDINO SCOTTO 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., "Medieval Afternoon": historical groups from Pisa and the province will perform crossbow shooting, archery, medieval fencing, puppet and jester shows.
PIAZZA DEI CAVALIERI 9.30 p.m.
The Piccolo Nuovo Teatro will present a show entitled 'Zoë - The Principle of Life', a medieval-inspired performance with actors, stilt walkers, music and special effects.
SANT'AGATA CHAPEL, via S. Paolo 9 pm. Momento musica mariana "Ab Incarnatione Christi".
Special opening by the Cultural Association 'II Mosaico'.
SUNDAY 26 MARCH
LUNGARNI CITTADINI 13:00 - 16:00; 8th Medieval Towns Silver Rank Duathlon Sprint. Organised by Polisportiva Phisio Sport Lab ASD.
CITY CENTRE AND SQUARES 5 p.m. Parade of the Tramontana and Mezzogiorno processions.
PIAZZA DEI CAVALIERI 6 pm. Presentation and investiture of the Captains and Magistrates of the Gioco del Ponte.
CINEMA LUMIERE, Vicolo dei Tidi, 9 p.m. Pisano New Year's Concert 2024 S.P.
Organised by the Associazione Gallo di Borea APS and Parte di Tramontana.
SUNDAY 2 APRIL
MUSEO NAZIONALE DI SAN MATTEO, Piazza S. Matteo in Soarta, 1, 11 a.m. Microcosms of history. The project to enhance the coin cabinet of the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo: work in progress by researchers, restorers and photographers.