On late summer evenings, when temperatures become milder, the appointment with 'Walls of Pisa Night Experience' returns, a nighttime film tour that through projections and audio allows visitors to relive firsthand the history of the city from Roman times to medieval glories, from the industrial revolution to the present day. Five events are scheduled from Friday, Aug. 26 to Friday, Sept. 16. The initiative, curated by Acquario della Memoria and the CoopCulture, Itinera and Promocultura cooperatives, is an immersive and engaging journey through the centuries between official history and anecdotes: from the birth of the Maritime Republic to the ingenious workings of the Roman baths, from the life of Laura Ruschi and the San Zeno artistic ceramics factory to the Marzotto industrial epic.
In addition, events on Wednesday, Aug. 31, and Friday, Sept. 2, will be dedicated to the remembrance of World War II, on the anniversary days of the 1943 bombing of the city and the liberation of Pisa in 1944, with projections tracing those moments: the excitement of the beginnings, the bombing, the German occupation, the resistance of the Casarosa partisan brigade, the city split in two by the Arno River front, the cathedral invaded by evacuees, the burning of the Monumental Cemetery, the Nazi roundups, and the liberation.
The dates will be held on Friday, August 26 (classical tour), Wednesday, August 31 (War tour), Friday, September 2 (War tour), and Friday, September 9 and 16 (classical tour). The start of the tours, true 'walking cinema' experiences, will be at 9:30 p.m. at the Piezometric Tower (Fibonacci Pole, formerly Marzotto, with access from the bike/pedestrian walkway outside the Walls that can be reached from Via San Francesco or Via Vittorio Veneto), arriving at about 11 p.m. in Piazza dei Miracoli. The length of the walk is about 2 kilometers. Tickets 10 euros (plus 1.50 euros presale), free for accompanying persons with disabilities, recommended for audiences 12 years and older. People with disabilities, with prior notice, can be made to descend via the Piezometric Tower elevator as there is no elevator at the Santa Maria Tower. Reservations are recommended while spaces last by calling 0500987480 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the website of the Walls of Pisa and Coopculture (http://bit.ly/BigliettiMura), or at the Torre Santa Maria ticket office during opening hours.
The initiative is held as part of the Walls of Pisa Night Experience project, conceived and developed by the cultural association Acquario della Memoria and supported by the Fondazione Pisa, in collaboration with other partners including Ati Mura di Pisa (CoopCulture, Itinera, Promocultura), City of Pisa, Mappa Lab - University of Pisa - Department of Civilization and Forms of Knowledge, Nanof, Internet Festival, Alma Artis Academy.