From the most ancient traditions to worlds where fantasy reigns. And then great protagonists of Italian music, excursions, ancient villas to admire, concerts, vintage motorcycles, gardens and historic houses. Here’s what to do on this summer-flavored May weekend.
It took two years to wait due to Covid. But now she is back in better shape than ever. And the Sant’Ubaldo Fairnow in its 43rd edition and among the most awaited events a Pisa. Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 there are many initiatives planned: concerts, meetings, books, walks, sports and events for the little ones. In addition to show market which runs right over the weekend along the viale delle Piagge. About 150 stands that sell plants, seeds, equipment for gardening and garden cultivation, artisans, farms and quality food and wine from all over Italy.
Sunday 22 December it is also the day on which the more historical open the doors to visitors. In the Pisan area there are several jewels to discover. It goes from Badia di Morrona a Terricciola alla Villa of Corliano in San Giuliano Terme, from Ricciarelli Palace in Volterra al Ginori Castle of Querceto. In all, there are ten places in the area (usually closed to the public) to be admired to spend a day immersed in beauty. And for the occasion al Sound Garden of Ghizzano a special afternoon of history, music and art is scheduled. Given the success of last year in fact Daniela Morelli returns to meet the public of the Garden to tell about his new book, ‘Escape from Pompeii ‘.
On weekends too Vinicio Capossela it will be a Pisa. For the show ‘Bestiary of Love‘at the Verdi Theater, of course. But also for mine Saturday 21 May in Coat of arms room of the Scuola Normale his new book, ‘Eclipse‘, published by Feltrinelli in 2021. A kaleidoscope of encounters, characters, memories, thoughts, Eclissica is for the author an opportunity to explore his own inner world, recounting the flashes and cracks that lead to artistic creation and at the same time giving reader an original and authentic worldview.
In the splendid setting of the historic center of Volterra, the Comics and Fantasy of Volterra. Literature, comics, cosplay, music, k-pop: an unmissable event for fans and not in the city of mystery par excellence. The event, which is held Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May, thus fit into the Volterra program of the Tuscan Capital of Culture 202 comics2 and will present sti and Mangaka under the loggias, shows in the square and much more. With a novelty this year: the possibility of being able to do photo shoots and artistic shots at the Roman Theater.
Finally comes to Pisa the event of motorcycle charity largest in the world. And the “The ride of the distinguished gentleman‘, that Sunday 22 May brings an evocative parade of vintage motorcycles to the historic center of the city (and up to Marina di Pisa). The dress code is that of the English gentleman’s with vintage motorcycles, classic motorcycles, sidecars, café races and the like, the inevitable Vespa. Newer vehicles will however be welcome. All funds raised and will go to the prostate cancer research e on the mental illness of man.
Another unmissable charity event this time sees music as the protagonist. Giuliana Steinbach, internationally renowned pianist, he performs in fact Saturday 21 May in the Aula Magna of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, in a concert in favor of Ukrainian refugees in Pisa. The program ranges from the greats of classical music, from Bach to Chopin to Mussorgsky.
This season theOasis of the Cornacchiaia it is in full splendor. What’s better than a wider guided tour to be able to admire it? The appointment is for Sunday 22 May on the occasion of the ‘Festa Oasi 2022’ with a double guided tour inside the Bosco della Cornacchiaia, a part of the San Rossore Park where the alterations by men and animals have been less incisive. In short, a day in unspoiled nature.
The calendar of theatrical performances is also rich. Between these Sunday 22 May there is ‘Tightrope walker‘ to the Teatro Nuovo-Binario Vivo of Pisa. What does being born a woman entail in today’s society? From the desire to speak, without veils, of the experience of self-knowledge, this theatrical show was born, which tells the story of three girls discovering the feminine and being women. And in the last stages of planning Nicola Buttafuoco (music producer and guitarist of the Pinguini Tattici Nucleari) also joined and composed the music.
For the little ones arrivals Sunday 22 May at the City of the Theater of Cascina ‘Jack and the Beanstalk ‘, a beautiful show full of magic and poetry. Inspired by a fairy tale of the English oral, on stage the story is told of a child who trusts that despite being small to find the happy ending to his misadventures, guided by his instinct, by his tradition in life and by his intelligence.
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