Capodanno Pisano (New Year's Eve in Pisa) Events

As March 25th will be the traditional Medieval New Year's Eve in Pisa, the Pisan Tourism Board has organized an entire week end full of events, including jousting and other historical recreations, with the opportunity to eat and drink local products and to  relax and enjoy the area's spas and hot springs. Here's the complete list of all the scheduled events in Pisa and its surroundings: it's organized by day and location. If you are in Pisa for the weekend, don't forget to check this list and attend those events you love!

Friday, March 25th: Capodanno Pisano (New Year's Eve in Pisa)

Pisa

10.00am -Piazza XX Settembre: Historical procession 10.00am - Guided tour of the Botanical Garden. Guided tour at no extra charge for all ticket holders. Booking required by March 24th 2011 (+39 050 2211316) 11.30am - Cathedral: Religious ceremony: Pisa's New Year's Day 11.30am - New Years Day on a bike! A three-day journey by bike: Pisa, Lucca and the Tuscan coast (+39 0583 082029 - travel@tuscanbike.it) 3.00pm - Park Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli: Guided bike tour. 2 ½ - hour tour. 10% discount. Booking required (+39 050 530101 – 050 533755 - visitesr@tin.it) 4.00pm - Piazza Garibaldi: City Circus 4.30pm - Church of San Pietro in Vinculis: Crossbow contest exhibition 5.30pm - Piazza XX Settembre: Investiture ceremony for the Gioco del Ponte 6.30pm - The Wine Route of the Pisan Hills. Tasting of wines from the Wine Road of the Pisan Hills at the bars (+39 050 888063) 6.30pm - Stazione Leopolda: PisArt Expo 2011. Contemporary art exhibition, open until March 29th (10am-8pm; Sat-Sun 10am-10pm +39 328 2194011) 6.30pm - Keith Café: DJ Set at Tuttomondo by K. Haring 7.00pm - Guided tour of the Piazza del Duomo and dinner (+39 050 554034) 7.00pm - Typical dinners in Pisa’s restaurants. Historic centre 7.00pm - Shops open until midnight 9.00am-11.00pm - Lungarno Galilei, 9: Graphics Museum. Special opening (+39 050 2216060) 9.00am-11.00pm - Lungarno Gambacorti, 9: Palazzo Blu: Women of Italy. Half the Unification. Special opening (+39 050 916950) 9.00pm - Teatro Verdi: Concerts of the Normale 9.30pm - Piazza Garibaldi: Medieval fencing performance 10.00 pm - Piazza XX Settembre: Historical Ball 11.45 pm - Lungarni (riversides): Fireworks display

Calcinaia

5.30pm-7.30pm - Gemelli in arte – Cisternino Franco & Cisternino Carmine. Art exhibition at the Torre degli Upezzinghi.

Casciana Terme

Terme Aperte: Special wellness and spa offerswith reduced fees and discounts (+39 0587 64461)

Lari

9.15pm - Lari Theatre: Fantasmi in carne e ossa (+39 320 1137908 - info@teatrodilari.it)

Vicopisano

9.00pm - Piazza Domenico Cavalca: Brunelleschi&Chocolate. A guided tour of the medieval town and the famous ‘Rocca’ (+39 050 551285)

Saturday, March 26th Pisa, duomo

Pisa

10.00am - Via Ghini, 5: Guided tour of the Botanical Garden. Guided tour at no extra charge for all ticket holders. Booking required by 24 March 2011 (+39 050 2211316) 10.00am - University Library: “1859-1861, Pisas role in the Unification of Italy”. Guided tour of the exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy 10.30am - Piazza della Repubblica: Galilean Tour. A guided tour of Galileo Galilei’ Pisa, by Roberto Sonnini (+39 050 822207) 10.30am-12.30pm; 4.30-7.30pm - Church of San Pietro in Vinculis: Crossbow contest exhibition 10.45am - Piazza XX Settembre: Walking in Pisa. The best way to visit Pisa is on foot: Lungarni, Borgo Stretto, Piazza delle Vettovaglie, Piazza dei Cavalieri and Piazza dei Miracoli (+39 050 550591 - 328 1446855 - info@pisatour.it) 2.30pm - Romanesque-Gothic Tour. Guided tour of Pisa: Piazza Garibaldi, Church of San Michele in Borgo, Church of San Paolo all'Orto, Church of Santa Caterina, Piazza dei Cavalieri (+39 050 554034) 2.30pm - Park Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli: Guided horseback tour. 1 ½-hour tour. 10% discount. Minimum 4 participants (+39 338 3662431 - valeria.gambogi@virgilio.it) 3.00pm - Park Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli: Guided walking tour. 2 ½-hour tour. 10% discount. Booking required (+39 050 530101 – 050 533755 - visitesr@tin.it) 3.00pm-6.00pm - Special opening: the Church of San Paolo in Ripa all'Arno 3.00pm-6.00pm - Museum of Computing Instruments - Via Nicola Pisano, 25: Floppy disk: a museum object! Special opening and special guided tour of the exhibition. (Reservation +39 050 28515)

Calci

Pisan Romanesque Days. ITERR-COST – Romanesque itineraries in Corsica, Sardinia, Tuscany is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund aimed at the enhancement and management of the Romanesque heritage in the upper Tyrrhenian area. Special openings: · Church of Santi Ermolao e Giovanni (+39 050 9910683) 10.00am - Monumental Charterhouse: Natural History Museum. Opening of two new exhibition halls (+39 050 2212970)

Calcinaia

5.30pm-7.30pm - Gemelli in arte – Cisternino Franco & Cisternino Carmine. Art exhibition at the Torre degli Upezzinghi.

Casciana Terme

Terme Aperte: Special wellness and spa offerswith reduced fees and discounts (+39 0587 64461)

Cascina

10.00am - Guided tour of the Oratory of San Giovanni

Zambra

Special opening: the Church of San Jacopo

Castelnuovo Val di Cecina

“Terre fumanti”: museums and guided tours. Two days to discover the fascinating “smoking land” through guided tours of the natural phenomena of the fumaroles, the Etruscan spa at Sasso Pisano, the medieval village of Castelnuovo and the Museum of Rural Civilization at Montecastelli Pisano. Info & reservation +39 329 6503747

Lari

9.15pm - Lari theatre: Fantasmi in carne e ossa. Theatrical performance (+39 320 1137908 - info@teatrodilari.it)

Marina di Pisa

9.00am-5.00pm - A sports event: Italian duathlon championship

Montecatini Val di Cecina

10.00am-1.00pm; 2.00pm-6.00pm - Special opening: Mining Museum. An exciting visit to the underground world of the mining site of Camporciano (+39 347-8718870 - museominiere@viaggioantico.com)

Peccioli

10.00am-1.00pm; 3.00pm-6.00pm - Church of San Verano 10.00am-1.00pm; 3.00pm-7.00pm - Russian Icon Museum 10.00am-1.00pm; 3.00pm-7.00pm - Archaeological Museum 10.00am-1.00pm; 3.00pm-7.00pm - Engraving and Litograph Museum 10.00am-1.00pm - Museum of Sacred Art Free admission and guided tour of all museums (+39 0587 672158)

Pomarance

3.00pm-6.00pm - Special opening: Sillana Fortress. A national monument since 1889, the Fortress was erected in the 12th century in a strategic position between Volterra, Siena and Florence (+39 0588 6230 - urp@comune.pomarance.pi.it)

Pontedera

3.00pm - Piaggio Museum: Urban trekking: “Contemporary Art and food&wine tasting (+39 0587 53354)

San Giuliano Terme

Pisan Romanesque Days. ITERR-COST – Romanesque itineraries in Corsica, Sardinia, Tuscany is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund aimed at the enhancement and management of the Romanesque heritage in the upper Tyrrhenian area. Special openings: · Church of Santa Maria e San Giovanni, Pugnano (+39 050 9910683) Terme Aperte: Special wellness and spa offerswith reduced fees and discounts (+39 050 88501) 4.00-7.30pm - Fondazione Cerratelli: Costumes for a medieval age. Guided tour of the exhibition (+39 050 817900)

Santa Croce sull ’Arno

The leather route: shopping in factory outlets AMBRA Saturday 9.00am -12.00pm; 4.00-7.00pm - Via Marconi, 2 - 56020 Santa Maria a Monte (PI) - +39 0587 706270 - www.ambracalzaturificio.it - info@ambracalzaturificio.it GIANNA MELIANI Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm; 4.00-7.00pm - Via Marconi, 28 - 56020 Santa Maria a Monte (PI) +39 0587 709149 - www.giannameliani.it - info@giannameliani.it CRILOGA Saturday 9.30am-1.00pm - Via M. Luther King, 22/24 Fontanelle - 56020 Capanne (PI) +39 0571 459061 - www.criloga.it - info@criloga.it MATTEOLI 1926 Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm; 3.30-7.00pm - Lungarno Pacinotti, 83 - 56020 San Romano, Montopoli in Val d’Arno (PI) - +39 0571 45442 - www.matteoli1926.it - matteolisrl@yahoo.it TREMP Saturday 9.30am -12.30pm; 3.30-7.30pm - Via Ayrton Senna, 3 - 56028 San Miniato Basso (PI) - +39 0571 417060 - www.tremp.it - tremp@tremp.it TUSCAN’S Saturday morning & afternoon - Via Corridoni, 20/22 - 56024 Ponte a Egola (PI) - +39 0571 49424 - www.tuscans.it - roberto@tuscans.it MARCO CONFEZIONI Saturday morning & afternoon - Via Provinciale Francesca Sud, 116 - 56022 Castelfranco di Sotto (PI) - +39 0571 480058 - www.marcoconf.com - info@marcoconf.com SEM Saturday morning & afternoon - Via Turati, 56 - 56022 Castelfranco di Sotto (PI) - +39 0571 489113 - info@semcreazioni.it MARIANELLI Saturday 9.00am -1.00pm; 3.00-7.00pm - Via Masani, 18 - 50054 Fucecchio (FI) - +39 0571 261602 - www.marianelli.it - privilegeoutlut@gmail.com ADER’S Saturday morning & afternoon - Via Tosco Romagnola Est, 53/55 - 56024 Ponte a Egola (PI) - +39 0571 497204/49613 - www.aders.it - aders1960@tiscali.it GHIBLI Saturday morning & afternoon - Via Palagina, 45/P - 50050 Ponte a Cappiano (FI) - +39 0571 297961 - www.ghiblisrl.com - ghibli@ghiblisrl.com SISTI Saturday 9.00am -1.00pm; 2.30-7.00pm - Via Giovanni da Verrazzano, 14/16 - 50054 Fucecchio (FI) - +39 0571 242759 - www.gianfrancosisti.it - info@gianfrancosisti.it BOEMOS Saturday morning - Via Enrico Fermi, 20 - 50054 Fucecchio (FI) - +39 0571 261687 - www.boemos.it - info@boemos.it SAX Saturday morning & afternoon - Via della Querciola, 4 - 50054 Fucecchio (FI) - +39 0571 24721 - www.baracchino.com - info@baracchino.com HARRIS Saturday morning & afternoon - Via Falcone, 4 - 50054 Fucecchio (FI)

Tirrenia

Chocolate festival and crafts market

Vicopisano

Pisan Romanesque Days. ITERR-COST – Romanesque itineraries in Corsica, Sardinia, Tuscany is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund aimed at the enhancement and management of the Romanesque heritage in the upper Tyrrhenian area. Special openings: · Church of San Jacopo in Lupeta · Church of Santa Giulia, Caprona (+39 050 9910683) 6.30pm - Church of SS. Jacopo e Mamiliano. Harmony paths. Vocal concert by the Cantores Lucenses

Volterra

10.00am - Piazza Martiri della Libertà: The art of alabaster in Volterra. A guided tour of the old town in search of hidden alabaster laboratories (+39 339 2950737 - carlottamilani@tiscali.it)

Pisa (dall'alto della torre)

Sunday, March 27th

Pisa

10.00am - Park Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli: Guided bike tour. 2 ½ - hour tour. 10% discount. Booking required (+39 050 530101 – 050 533755 - visitesr@tin.it) 10.30am-12.30pm; 4.30pm-7.30pm - Church of San Pietro in Vinculis: Crossbow contest exhibition 2.30pm - Park Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli: Guided horseback tour. 1 ½ -hour tour. 10% discount. Minimum 4 participants (+39 338 3662431 - valeria.gambogi@virgilio.it) 3.00pm-6.00pm - Museum of Sinopie, Piazza dei Miracoli: Pisana Vestimenta. The exhibition will see the reconstruction of some of the most significant clothing depicted in the Triumph of Death by Buffalmacco, a sort of encyclopedia with a variety of styles and inspirations of 14th-century Tuscan fashion. Guided tours every hour (+39 050 817900) 3.00pm-6.00pm - Special opening: Church of San Paolo in Ripa allArno 3.30pm - Porta del Leone, Piazza del Duomo: The three ages of Pisa: the computation of time from the Middle Ages to the Risorgimento. An enacted and guided tour will lead us through places, characters and legends, reviving three key stages in the relationship between the city of Pisa and the computation of time. The Pisan calendar, the Gregorian reform, the House of Lorraine: three historical periods and three characters will reveal another piece of the incredible history of Pisa (+39 320 9154975 - info@citygrandtour.it) 5.00pm - Piazza dei Cavalieri: Crossbow contest 5.00pm - Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri. Concert: Children’s choir of San Nicola from 2.30pm - San Rossore Racecourse: 121st “Premio Pisa. Gallop race

Calci

9.30am - Monumental Charterhouse: Guided tour of the Charterhouse (+39 050 554034) Pisan Romanesque Days.  ITERR-COST – Romanesque itineraries in Corsica, Sardinia, Tuscany is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund aimed at the enhancement and management of the Romanesque heritage in the upper Tyrrhenian area. Special openings: · Church of Santi Ermolao e Giovanni · Church of Sant’Agostino a Nicosia (+39 050 9910683) Special opening of the Charterhouse 5.00pm: Opening of the new tourist office 6.00pm: Concert: Filarmonica G. Verdi di Calci (Tourist office +39 050 2212970)

Calcinaia

5.30pm-7.30pm - Gemelli in arte – Cisternino Franco & Cisternino Carmine. Art exhibition at the Torre degli Upezzinghi.

Casciana Terme

Terme Aperte: Special wellness and spa offerswith reduced fees and discounts (+39 0587 64461)

Castelnuovo Val di Cecina

“Terre fumanti: museums and guided tours. Two days to discover the fascinating “smoking land” through guided tours of the natural phenomena of the fumaroles and the Etruscan spa at Sasso Pisano, the medieval village of Castelnuovo and the Museum of Rural Civilization at Montecastelli Pisano. (Info & reservation +39 329 6503747)

Zambra

10.00am-12.30pm - Special opening of the Church of San Jacopo

Fauglia

10.00am-12.30pm; 3.30-6.30pm - Free admission to the Kienerk museum (+39 800 644822 - 050 657324)

Marina di Pisa

9.00am -5.00pm - A sports event: Italian duathlon championship

Montecatini Val di Cecina

10.00am-1.00pm; 2.00-6.00pm - Special opening: Mining Museum. An exciting tour of the underground world of the mining site of Camporciano (+39 347 8718870 - museominiere@viaggioantico.com)

Peccioli

10.00am-1.00pm; 3.00pm-6.00pm - Church of San Verano 10.00am-1.00pm; 3.00pm-7.00pm - Russian Icon Museum 10.00am-1.00pm; 3.00pm-7.00pm - Archaeological Museum 10.00am-1.00pm; 3.00pm-7.00pm - Engraving and Litograph Museum 10.00am-1.00pm - Museum of Sacred Art Free admission and guided tour of all museums (+39 0587 672158) 3.00pm-7.00pm - Vieni a be un bicchiere di vino e a mangia la FettUnta. Food and wine tastings in three farms (francescavp@tenutadighizzano.com)

Pomarance

3.00-6.00pm - Special opening: Sillana Fortress. A national monument since 1889, the Fortress was erected in the 12th century in a strategic position between Volterra, Siena and Florence (+39 0588 6230 - urp@comune.pomarance.pi.it)

San Giuliano Terme

Pisan Romanesque Days. ITERR-COST – Romanesque itineraries in Corsica, Sardinia, Tuscany is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund aimed at the enhancement and management of the Romanesque heritage in the upper Tyrrhenian area. Special openings: · Church of Santa Maria, Mirteto (+39 347 5870026) · Church of Santa Maria e San Giovanni, Pugnano · Church of San Marco, Rigoli (+39 050 9910683) Terme aperte: Special wellness and spa offerswith reduced fees and discounts (+39 050 88501)

Asciano

9.45am - Excursion to the Monti Pisani Nature Reserve. Guided 7.5 km excursion to the Valle delle Fonti, Mount Faeta and the Mirteto Hermitage (duration 4hr 45min; +39 339 3670805 - info@naturatour.it) 4.00pm-7.30pm Fondazione Cerratelli - Costumes from Medieval times. Guided tour of the exhibition (+39 050 817900)

San Miniato

10.00am-8.00pm - Pinocchio Ciok. The art of chocolate and chocolatiers (+39 0571 401167 - 0571 42745)

Tirrenia

Chocolate festival and crafts market

Vicopisano

10.00am-12.30pm; 3.30pm-7.30pm - Brunelleschi Fortress (+39 050 551285) Pisan Romanesque Days. ITERR-COST – Romanesque itineraries in Corsica, Sardinia, Tuscany is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund aimed at the enhancement and management of the Romanesque heritage in the upper Tyrrhenian area. Special openings: · Church of Santa Giulia, Capron · Church of San Martino al Bagno, Uliveto Terme · Church of Santa Maria · Church of San Jacopo in Lupeta (+39 050 9910683)