On 12 July 1664 the cannons placed on the walls adjacent to the Porta San Donato were fired to honor the memory of San Paolino but, accidentally, the blows were directed against the crowd that was in the area; there were no deaths or injuries and this miracle was attributed to San Paolino.
These are the days dedicated to the patron saint, and the city celebrates them not only with traditional religious celebrations, but also with historical events and re-enactments, musical events, markets and neighborhood celebrations.
Friday 28 June
9:15 pm - Piazza Cittadella - "Twirling" - Free performance of the girls of the "A.S.D. Twirling - Lucca" Society
Saturday 29 June
5:30 pm - Basilica of San Paolino - Concert by the Queen Mary School Choir in London - Music from the Glory of Vivaldi, from the Messiah of Haendel, by Pourcell