Italian Culture: Luminara Festival of San Ranieri in Pisa

Pisa, Italy. City streets illuminated for San Ranieri LuminaraFor the people of Pisa, June is a time for celebrations. There are many festivities and cultural events during this month; in the city under the leaning tower, in fact, this period is known as “Giugno Pisano” (The June of Pisa). From the Festival of San Ranieri to the Game of the Bridge, passing through The San Ranieri Regatta, and also, every four years, through The Regatta of the Marine Republics (Venice, Amalfi, Pisa, Genova), Pisa becomes one of the most bustling and vivid cities in Italy for an entire month. Continue reading “Italian Culture: Luminara Festival of San Ranieri in Pisa”

Leaning Tower of Pisa: Bad or Luckiest Architect in History?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa viewThe Leaning Tower of Pisa, in the Tuscany region, is considered a must see. It’s a marvel and a miracle that attracts many tourists from all over the world. Did you know that it began to lean even before its construction was completed during the 12th century? Nowadays the current tilt makes an angle of 3.9 degrees from the vertical axis. Definitely impressive!