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Lucca

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I Giorni di San Paolino in Lucca

Since 29 june - 20 july, much more than a religious holiday

In Lucca, for over 350 years is celebrated the I Giorni di San Paolino to commemorate the Patron Saint. A party that involves the whole city, with many initiatives this year are scheduled between 29 June and 20 July 2018.

For the occasion are organized meetings, shows with pageants, and through the streets of the city there are stalls with typical Tuscan products.

The aim is to rediscover the taste for tradition celebrating the miracle of San Paolino in company, between citizens and many tourists during the summer take by assault Lucca, the jewel of Tuscany surrounded by walls.

 

The feast commemorating the miracle of San Paolino

It is said that St Paulinus, Bishop of the city managed the miracle to save their people from an accident. The Saint intervened during his celebrations on 12 July 1664, saving a group of faithful who stood in the piazza di San Donato when one of the guns that were supposed to shoot blanks fired a series of shots on people Let nobody remain seriously injured.

The exploits of the Saint are depicted in a striking oil painting conserved in the church dedicated to him in Lucca.

 

Solemn moments

There are many initiatives proposed by the parishes of the city to meet and gather in prayer. All the faithful can live the solemnity of the Day of St Paulinus Church of San Paolino and finding himself in Piazza Cittadella to attend religious meetings organised by the local theater community.

Historical reenactments and the Palio in the heart of the city

Throughout the festivities will be unable to attend exciting performances enhanced by pperformance of musicians and flag wavers. Medieval clothes will create the ideal context to plunge into the old charm of the feast, waiting for the main event: the Palio at night of July 12.

He spends time together enjoying traditional food

Sandwiches with mortadella, buccellato and good wine. The perfect opportunity to live green spaces of the city, its squares and its walls, tasting the typical products of the territory. The days of San Paolino are an excuse to get together and experience the taste of Tuscan tastes and what better than the typical local cake buccellato and a glass of red wine for fun?

 

Solemnity and celebration in the beautiful Lucca, the ideal setting to experience a slice of summer with friends, meet and become involved with many internal events to suit everyone. Follow It's Tuscany to discover all the charm of the Tuscan traditions and more!

 

 

Photo Credits: [luccalive.com]

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