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Monsummano Terme and its environs



Pistoia is the provincial capital. Thus, its central location is strategic for visiting Tuscany. It is close to Florence and Lucca, two other cities of art. Steeped in history and artistic expressions of the past, this lively town is famous for its nursery district and ornamental plant cultivation. Pistoia’s introduction into the international tourist circuit took off in 2017 when it was the Italian Capital of Culture.

With its Gothic and Romanesque monuments in addition to fascinating old places waiting to be discovered, Pistoia’s medieval historical center can be easily explored on foot. The tour begins at the Cathedral of San Zeno with its silver altar of St. James, the bell tower with 200 steps, and the Gothic Baptistery of San Giovanni in Corte. We recommend visiting Piazza della Sala, with the traditional city market surrounded by ancient shops and taverns. It is also very popular in the evening. Next comes the Bishops’ Palace, the old Ospedale del Ceppo (with Pistoia Underground), and other beautiful churches like the Parish Church di S. Andrea with its famous pulpit, S. Bartolomeo in Pantano, and the Basilica of the Madonna dell’Umiltà. The tour finishes with the Civic Museum and the Marino Marini Museum of Contemporary Art.

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