On 24 and 25 March 2012 will be days of celebration in Pisa. Tradition as we celebrate the ” New Year Pisano”.This year Pisa will start the season with festivities and food-based initiatives to woo the historic city streets.
Saturday, March 24:
In the afternoon from 17 will open the festivities in the main squares: Piazza Vittorio, Piazza XX Settembre, and Lodges of benches, Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza La Pera. Medieval dueling, dancing, flag bearers and crossbowmen metterenno stage their skills. The evening continues with the White Night with shops, museums and clubs open around the center to 22.
As we celebrate the New Year Pisa Pisa more than 20 restaurants will fit into their menu dishes with local produce coming directly from the farms and the farms of the area. Here are the restaurants that have joined the initiative: ” Il Porton Rosso, Da Bruno,La Buca, Il Vecchio teatro, il Ristorante Barbarossa, Ristorante 7 nani, Osteria Santa Caterina, ‘R Tegame, Il Crudo, Il Campano, Galileo, Osteria Bernardo, La Pergoletta, Trattoria Da Mario, La Meloria, Da Rino, Turiddo, Pick a Flower, Bagus Wine Food, Trattoria Alla Giornata, The Wall, Brasserie La Loggia.”
Sunday, March 25
The morning will be solemnly celebrated the New Year with a parade of all important groups of historic Pisa and nearby towns including Pomarance.
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele: Out of the Game of Bridge parade
Parlascio Arc: departure parade Ancient Maritime Republics
Piazza Mazzini: departure parade Groups Historical Pisani
Piazza Toniolo: departure parades of Historical Events of the Province of Pisa
Ore11.45, meeting in Piazza dei Cavalieri to get to the Cathedral for Mass
13 hours, Pisano Ceremony of the New Year ”
In the afternoon at 17.00:
Investiture of the Game of Bridge and Arno River Rowing Palio.
A little history
Up to 1749 in Pisa on New Year was celebrated on March 25, day, of the Holy Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. On that date, at 12 o’clock in the beam of sunlight that penetrates through a small window in the Duomo lights the marble egg near the statue of John Pisano.Il Pisan calendar was adopted by many other Italian cities and areas by the Mediterranean. The Maritime Republic of Pisa had in fact esportatao Pisan tradition to Egypt, Syria, Constantinople, Tunisia as well as Elba, Sardinia, Corsica and most of the Italian ports.
He was the Grand Duke Francis I of Lorraine to establish the Gregorian calendar from January 1, 1750.