This romantic Renaissance city stands on the northern Tuscan plain and brims with history and natural beauties. Its Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, hosts impressive monuments such as the Cathedral of San Zeno with its 17th century frescoes, the Gothic Baptistery of San Giovanni in Corte and the Bishops’ Palace. The city is also graced by Romanesque, Baroque, Gothic and modern churches, both large and small. Its countryside is dotted with charming villas, with their heritage of farming traditions and hospitality handed down to us from the Middle Ages. Many of these country mansions – painstakingly refurbished – have become centres of art and cultural life, as well as stylish small hotels offering a 5-star holiday.
Not to be missed in Pistoia
The Cathedral Square
Piazza della Sala
The Marino Marini Museum
Where to sleep in Pistoia
To appreciate to the full the town’s historic past without renouncing modern comfort, we suggest the Villas of Pistoia, which combine the two elements perfectly and allow you to enjoy a nature experience without being too isolated.
When to visit Pistoia
Summer for the long sunny days and mild climate, spring to appreciate the lush surrounding vegetation, autumn for the light breezes preceding the cold season – these are the best periods for planning your visit.