Events between Liguria and Tuscany

Discover the most popular events outside (yet near) our province of La Spezia

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Fish Festival (Sagra del Pesce)

Camogli, secondo Sunday of May
This unique fish festival is famous for its enormous frying pan, which weighs 2.800 kilos (6.172 pounds), has a diameter of 4 meters and a handle of 6 metres. During the festival, 3 tons of fresh fish are fried! Camogli is 100 km (62 mi) from Portovenere, about a 90-minute drive away.

La Luminara and Palio di San Ranieri

Pisa, 16-17 June
On 17th June, Pisa celebrates its patron saint, San Ranieri, with an exciting regatta: its four historic districts compete in the waters of the Arno River. The night before, more than 70,000 candles are placed along the river and around town for its Luminara light festival.

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Festival Puccini in Lucca

La Barcarolata

Sestri Levante, last Sunday of July
The locals compete in decorating boats with papier mâché, lights and carnival costumes. Following a parade, fireworks light up the sky of the Bay of Portobello. Sestri Levante is a one-hour drive from Portovenere.

Lucca Summer Festival

Lucca, July
Lucca Summer Festival is one of these highly anticipated Italian musical events. It usually takes place in Piazza Napoleone. Lucca is 90 minutes from Portovenere. Exact dates may vary.

Puccini Festival

Viareggio, July/August
Opera festival with the operas of the famous Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. Viareggio is 1 hour from Portovenere. Exact dates may vary.

Genoa International Boat Show

Genoa, September
As the largest event on the Mediterranean, the Genoa Boat Show is the world’s number one showcase for the very best the Made in Italy brand has to offer. Genoa is less than a two-hour drive from Portovenere. Exact dates may vary.

Vele Storiche di Viareggio

Viareggio, October
Vintage and classic sailboats gather in the Tuscan city of Viareggio, just one-hour drive away from Portovenere. Exact dates may vary.

Lucca Comics & Games

Lucca, 90 minutes from Portovenere, hosts the largest comics festival in Europe. Exact dates may vary.

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