Cultural in Viareggio

Carnevale di Viareggio

Viareggio's annual moment of glory lasts four weeks in February to early March when the city goes wild during Carnevale – a festival of floats, many featuring giant satirical effigies of political and other topical …
Music in Pistoia

Pistoia Blues

Going strong for at least three decades, Pistoia's annual blues festival lures big names. BB King, Miles Davis, Sting and Santana have all taken to the stage here – an electrical fresco affair that packs out Piazza …
Light Show in Pisa

Luminaria di San Ranieri

The night before the day of Pisa's patron saint is magical: thousands upon thousands of candles and blazing torches light up the river and riverbanks while fireworks bedazzle the night sky.
Cultural in Pisa

Palio delle Quattro Antiche Repubbliche Marinare

The four historical maritime rivals – Pisa, Venice, Amalfi and Genoa – take turns to host this historic regatta. The regatta sailed into Pisa in 2017 and will do so again in 2021.
Cultural in Pistoia

Giostra dell'Orso

Translated as Joust of the Bear, this event sees medieval jousting and other equestrian pranks fill Piazza del Duomo during Pistoia's celebration of its patron saint San Giacomo.
Cultural in Pisa

Gioco del Ponte

During Gioco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), two teams in medieval costume battle it out over the Ponte di Mezzo.
Sports in Pisa

Regata Storica di San Ranieri

The Arno comes to life with a rowing regatta to commemorate the city's patron saint.
Music in Lucca

Lucca Summer Festival

This month-long festival brings rock and pop stars to Lucca.