Saturday 30 March the administration of the medieval Tuscan village will join the 'Earth Hour WWF 2019': citizens will have to turn off the lights of their homes in the name of energy saving and sustainable mobility
 
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San Gimignano is going back to the Dark Ages

Wed, 27 Mar 2019
 San Gimignano is going back to the Dark Ages

San Gimignano returns to relive the Dark Ages. No, the inhabitants of the Tuscan village, famous throughout the world for its multiple towers, will not be deprived of all the comforts of today, falling back suddenly in the medieval era. The Municipality has decided to join the Earth Hour WWF 2019, scheduled for Saturday 30 March. Lights out, therefore, at the Loggia del Teatro in Piazza Duomo: this is what the administrative council has ordered, on the occasion of the international event promoted by WWF to raise awareness of energy saving and sustainable mobility.

For the occasion, the lights that illuminate the Loggia del Teatro will be switched off from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, a time when everyone is invited to turn off the lights of the house, of a building, of a monument. «We renew with enthusiasm and conviction the adherence to this initiative - explains the councilor for the environment of the Municipality of San Gimignano Niccolò Guicciardini - because as municipal administration we have always embraced the objective of reducing energy consumption. For this reason, the invitation is also aimed at the whole population because they adhere to the initiative even if only by switching off their lights for an hour».

San Giminianio

The Earth Hour has reached its twelfth edition and, year after year, it is involving a growing number of institutions and private citizens. San Gimignano, also known as the "Manhattan of the Middle Ages", is therefore preparing to darken its 72 towers, thus creating a unique spectacle of its kind, given that at night it is customary for residents and tourists to admire with their noses up "skyscrapers" of San Gimignano, illuminated among the stars. Saturday, March 30, instead, the night sky will mix with the "darkness" of the alleys of the village. And it will seem to return to the Dark Ages.

By Redazione

Events in San Gimignano

  • Holidays of the Masses
    From 15-06-2019 To 16-06-2019 | San Gimignano (SI)
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    Add to calendar 2019-06-15 2019-06-16 Europe/Rome Holidays of the Masses Historical event that takes place in the city streets and squares, with staging of period stalls and arts and crafts related to the Middle Ages. San Gimignano

    Historical event that takes place in the city streets and squares, with staging of period stalls and arts and crafts related to the Middle Ages.

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  • Summer 2019
    From 01-06-2019 To 30-06-2019 | San Gimignano (SI)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-06-01 2019-06-30 Europe/Rome Summer 2019 A series of shows and events San Gimignano

    A series of shows and events

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  • Sangimignanesi's Thanksgiving Feast to Santa Fina patron
    04-08-2019 | San Gimignano (SI)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-04 2019-08-04 Europe/Rome Sangimignanesi's Thanksgiving Feast to Santa Fina patron Every first Sunday in August San Gimignano

    Every first Sunday in August

    Village of San Gimignano

  • Santa Fina Fair
    05-08-2019 | San Gimignano (SI)
    Expo

    Add to calendar 2019-08-05 2019-08-05 Europe/Rome Santa Fina Fair San Gimignano

    Village of San Gimignano

  • Glasses under the stars
    10-08-2019 | San Gimignano (SI)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-08-10 2019-08-10 Europe/Rome Glasses under the stars San Gimignano

    Village of San Gimignano

  • St. Augustine's Day
    From 28-08-2019 To 29-08-2019 | San Gimignano (SI)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-08-28 2019-08-29 Europe/Rome St. Augustine's Day San Gimignano

    Village of San Gimignano

  • Madonna's Feast
    08-09-2019 | San Gimignano (SI)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-09-08 2019-09-08 Europe/Rome Madonna's Feast San Gimignano

    Village of San Gimignano


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