The famous Luminaria is dedicated to San Ranieri since 1688, when the grand duke of Tuscany, Cosimo de’ Medici, decided to put his body into a precious, marble tomb.
At sunset, every June 16, thousands of candles previously put onto Pisa’s bridges, doors and windows are lit up. The result is absolutely breathtaking: the river Arno mirrors all these lights and the atmosphere is warm and mystical. At 11 p.m. fireworks colour the sky and surprise the hundreds of thousands of people from Pisa and all over the world walking and standing throughout the Lungarni. What a Tuscan dream!