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PISTOIA: A POOL OF SOLITUDE
Before we tell you anything else about Pistoia, we must inform you that the word ‘pistol’ derives from this city, originally because of the blades that were made here, and then because of the guns. Fascinating, huh? This is only one of the reasons that make Pistoia an attractive tourist destination, the others being its rich cultural history, and the well-preserved and charming medieval city inside the old walls. Pistoia is also rapidly becoming a centre for agritourism in Tuscany, and we have on offer farmhouses and residences that will turn your visit into a memorable experience.

Pistoia is also the capital of the province of Pistoia, and is located about 30 km west and north of Florence. Called Pistoria in Roman times, it was a centre of Gallic, Ligurian and Etruscan settlements before it became a Roman colony in the 6th century BC. From the 5th century the city was a bishopric, and under the Lombard kingdom it was a royal city. Pistoia’s golden age began in 1177 when it declared itself a free commune. In the years that followed, the city became an important political centre.

In 1254, Guelph Florence took over the Ghibelline Pistoia, and it remained a Florentine holding except for a brief period in the 14th century, when Castruccio Castracani captured it for Lucca, and was officially annexed to Florence in 1530. Michelangelo, unfortunately, called the people of Pistoia the “enemies of heaven”, and even Dante’s Divine Comedy had a character called Vanni Fucci, who we see in Inferno tangled up in a knot of snakes while cursing God.

Happily, Pistoia today is notable for its vast garden nurseries and flower markets, as well as its archaeological attractions. The Piazza del Duomo is lined with attractive buildings like the Palazzo del Comune and the Palazzo del Podestà. The piazza also hosts, in July, the Giostra dell’Orso (Bear Joust), when horsemen tilt with lances at a target held up by a dummy shaped like a bear.

The Cathedral of San Zeno, burned down in 1108 and rebuilt in the following century, has a Romanesque façade, while the interior displays Baroque adornments removed during the 1960s. Its outstanding feature is the silver Altar of St James, begun in 1287 and finished only in the 15th century. Its various sections contain 628 figures, and the total weighs nearly a ton. The Piazza del Duomo is also home to the 14th century Baptistery, made of marble in Gothic style.

Come and see the other attractions of Pistoia for yourself, but before you set out, consult our list of hotels, farmhouses, bed & breakfasts, and apartments in Pistoia. The accommodations that we recommend offer you every modern amenity and provide facilities for safe online booking.

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Relais Ristorante Poggio degli Olivi
RELAIS RISTORANTE POGGIO DEGLI OLIVI
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Tenuta Il Vallone
TENUTA IL VALLONE
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 Farmhouse Pistoia 


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Il Calesse
IL CALESSE
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 Farmhouse Pistoia 


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Agriturismo Baldi
AGRITURISMO BALDI
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 Farmhouse Pistoia 


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Hotel Buenos Aires
HOTEL BUENOS AIRES
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Villa De' Fiori
VILLA DE' FIORI
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 Farmhouse Pistoia 


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Albergo Guidi - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
ALBERGO GUIDI
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Agriturismo Le Colmate - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
AGRITURISMO LE COLMATE
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 Farmhouse Pistoia 


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Il Girasole - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
IL GIRASOLE
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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La Casa Di Zia Lina - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
LA CASA DI ZIA LINA
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Il Torricchio - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
IL TORRICCHIO
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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B & B Casa Cerbaiola - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
B & B CASA CERBAIOLA
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Bed & Breakfast Il Principe Rospo - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
BED & BREAKFAST IL PRINCIPE ROSPO
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Il Nido Del Merlo - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
IL NIDO DEL MERLO
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Scacco Matto - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
SCACCO MATTO
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Monte Oppio - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
MONTE OPPIO
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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La Ciliegia Bed & Breakfast - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
LA CILIEGIA BED & BREAKFAST
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Casasole - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
CASASOLE
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Da Fagiolino - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
DA FAGIOLINO
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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La Palmina - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
LA PALMINA
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Le Gore - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
LE GORE
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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San Filippo - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
SAN FILIPPO
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Villa Cappugi - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
VILLA CAPPUGI
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Mosquito Travels Snc - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
MOSQUITO TRAVELS SNC
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 Bed & Breakfast Pistoia 


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Villa Vezzani  Centro Turistico Belvedere - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org


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La Riva - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
LA RIVA
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Casa Di Monte - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
CASA DI MONTE
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Lago Verde - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
LAGO VERDE
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Il Cacciatore - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
IL CACCIATORE
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Giardini - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
GIARDINI
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Hotel Belvedere - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
HOTEL BELVEDERE
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Patria - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
PATRIA
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Milano Hotel - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
MILANO HOTEL
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Leon Bianco - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
LEON BIANCO
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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Le Rose - Thumbnails by Thumbshots.org
LE ROSE
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 Hotel Pistoia 


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