Pisa Events: the complete list of events in town

Pisa, known worldwide for its leaning tower, was once an important maritime republic and now is home of three important Universities: University of Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.
Therefore it is a city full of life, youth and you need a calendar of all Pisa events: art exhibitions, concerts, festivals and so on.
StudentsVille Staff has selected the most important things that happen in town: in this page you will read 2020 Pisa events and much more and you will always have an answer for the question, “Which are the Pisa events today?”.

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What’s happening in Pisa

  • Thanks to Mibact’s initiative “Io vado al Museo” Pisa State museums open free on first Sunday of month
  • The walls: the city is still surrounded by the ancient city walls, which have remained intact except for a few stretches to the south and west.The atmosphere is always magic. Discover all Pisa events today.

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Art exhibitions

  • “Simon Vouet and the portrait of Artemisia”, Palazzo Blu, September 28th 2019 – March 8th 2020

On display is the Portrait of Gentilesque Artemisia by the French painter Simon Vouet. The work, which was recently purchased by the Fondazione Palazzo Blu in Pisa, will be on display until March 8th 2020 and then moved, as a loan, to the National Gallery in London on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to Artemisia Gentileschi.
More info: here.

  • “Pisa, sixties, boom and rock”, Palazzo Blu, October 30th 2019 – April 19th 2020

Exhibition based on images from the archives of Luciano Frassi, a photoreporter from Pisa. In the foreground the sixties when the city began to grow after the post-war reconstruction and was adopted a regulatory plan that reversed the urban guidelines followed until then.
You can read more about it: here.

 

Cinema

  • Trame Indipendenti Film Festival, 15-15 May 2020

International festival of the short film “Trame Indipendenti”, organized by the cinema group of the Teatro Rossi Aperto in Pisa.
More info: here.

 

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Music

 

  • Pisa Jazz Festival, Various Locations, All year long

“Pisa Jazz” is the evolution of JazzWide, the Jazz festival organized by the ExWide Association; since 2015, with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the City for the promotion of jazz music in Pisa, JazzWide has become in fact “Pisa Jazz”, organizing concerts and initiatives in various places in the city throughout the year.
More info: here.

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Festivals, Commemorations

  • Luminara, June 16th 2020

“Luminara” of San Ranieri (vernacular of Pisa for “luminaria”) is a city festival that takes place in Pisa on the evening of June 16 of each year, the eve of San Ranieri, patron saint of the city. It is part of the celebrations of June in Pisa.

  • Game of the Bridge, June 27th 2020

Every last Saturday of June twelve teams of twenty players each face each other pushing with force (using their legs and neck but not their arms) a heavy trolley that runs on rails, positioned in the middle of the Middle Bridge.The objective is to advance until the flag of the enemy faction falls. The Game of the Bridge includes six fights and the eventual playoff.