The Pisans have not forgotten their traditions, and each year they mark the beginning of the year as was their custom between 1200 and 1749, when New Year’s Day coincided with the Annunciation, nine months before Christmas (Anno Pisano ab Incarnatione Domini).
Today, just like then, the beginning of the Pisan Year is marked by a sort of solar clock, a physical phenomenon that is as simple as it is spectacular and intriguing: at midday sharp, a ray of sunlight penetrates the Duomo through a round nave window, landing on a marble egg on a shelf surmounting a column next to the pulpit of Giovanni Pisano, on the opposite side.
The city of the Leaning Tower will see two days of great festivities in Pisa and in the surroundings.
Sunday, March 25th, in Pisa, we will be already in 2019, and it will be also the occasion for the start of the tourist season in the city of the Leaning Tower and throughout the province, with dozens of appointments all along the end week.
These are some of the events:
- Historical parade
- Investiture ceremony for the Game of the Bridge
- Wine Tasting from the Wine Route of the Pisan Hills
- Shops open till midnight
- Special guided tours
- Open museums
- Music concerts
- Street performances
- Typical dinners in restaurants
See complete program on www.pisatoday.it
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