On Friday 16 June, the eve of the city's patron saint San Ranieri, the Luminara di San Ranieri, one of the highlights of the Giugno Pisano, returns to Pisa. More than 100,000 wax candles, positioned on the façades of the buildings, will illuminate the two kilometres of the Lungarni, enhancing the architectural forms of the buildings with the glow of the flames to create an evocative and unique atmosphere. The evening, which every year attracts thousands of people to Pisa, will end as per tradition at 23.00 with the fireworks.
The programme - Starting at 3.00 p.m., specially selected employees will be on duty, working alongside the personnel of the Municipality and the company in charge, to start, one by one, the lighting of the 100,000 candles on the Lungarni, between the Cittadella Bridge and the Fortezza Bridge, until dusk, when the public and private artificial lighting will be turned off and the Lungarni will begin to immerse themselves in the magical evening of San Ranieri.
At 11.00 p.m., as is tradition, the fireworks display is scheduled to begin on the Lungarni, with a series of spectacular fireworks, lasting about 30 minutes, fired from the floating platforms placed on the Arno.
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