Now that my project about Tuscany over the seasons is over, I have decided to start a new project: Tuscany through my eyes. Well, more or less… I am planning on publishing one or more photos of Tuscany every week, and not just some beautiful photos, but images that “match” the way I see my beautiful region at that time of the year. I will publish photos that I have taken and photos that I have not taken but I wish I had! 52 posts to show you Tuscany the way I see it and feel it. Here are the other posts in the series.
Week 31 – Il Gioco del Ponte – the battle of the bridge
The celebrations of Giugno Pisano are closed by “il Gioco del Ponte“, the battle of the bridge. The bridge in question is Ponte di Mezzo, where the teams of the various quarters of the city “battle” by pushing a very heavy cart placed on rails with their neck. It is a very hard thing to do but the contestants have “le physique du role”! They are big, sturdy men, who train all year round for this day.
(Photo by photoniki1)
(Photo by Giulio Paolicchi)
(Photos by AroundTuscany)
This and last year, il gioco del ponte has been held after dark. It is preceded by a long and rich parade in period costumes with lots of characters reenacting the most glorious days of the city’s past.
(Photos by Marius B)
(Photo by AroundTuscany)
If you plan on visiting Pisa during the June celebrations, come stay with us at our holiday apartment in Pisa!