When & Where The Pisa Regatta festival usually takes place on June 16th & 17th (more so the 17th :) at Palazzo Medici in the city of Pisa in the province of Tuscany in Italy.
What to Expect There is a nice candle-light procession the evening before where thousands of candles are placed along bridges and in the River Arno. (Image from Giovithevet on Flickr)
The Regatta is a 1500 metre dash sprint up the river Arno on rowboats with teams of 10 men, there's only 4 competing teams who each represent the different districts in Pisa. The most difficult part is the end as a man on each vessel must climb up their boats mast in a bid for the paliotto (a flag). The winning team will receive Kudos compliments of St Raneiri and a plump farm animal.
Getting there Book a flight into any International airport in Italy at discount rateshere or book a train to/in Italy here.
Accommodation in Pisa
Where to stay Book your accommodation for the Regatta in Pisa festival below. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Tuscany here.
History of the Pisa Ancient Regatta
History This Italian festival and regatta was first held in the 12th Century it originally celebrated the assumption but then was moved to Ranieri's Day in the 17th Century.