Each June Pisa honours its patron saint - San Ranieri - with a great regatta and a night-time 'luminaria' along both banks of the River Arno....
Italy Public Holidays
Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.
In addition, local feast days are held in honour of town patron saints, generally without closure of shops and offices. These include:
Turin/Genoa/Florence: 24 Jun (St John the Baptist).
Milan: 7 Dec (St Ambrose).
Siena: 2 Jul and 16 Aug, Palio horserace.
Venice: 25 Apr (St Mark).
Bologna: 4 Oct (St Petronius).
Naples: 19 Sep (St Gennaro).
Bari: 6 Dec (St Nichola).
Palermo: 15 Jul (St Rosalia).
Rome: 29 Jun (St Peter).
Trieste: 3 Nov (St Giusto).