Tuscany’s Cities of Art: Pistoia
Pistoia was an Etruscan centre before becoming a Roman colony in the 2nd century B.C.
Although less visited than other cities in Tuscany, Pistoia medieval district is well-preserved.
The historic centre contains about a dozen churches and important medieval buildings like the Town Hall.
Around the vast Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful in Italy, are original and interesting buildings. In July, the square is the scene of the Giostra dell’Orso, a jousting tournament and historical spectacle with people in costume.
Also during the month of July is the Blues Festival. Moreover.
Worth seeing is the Pistoia Zoo, located in the hills.
Pistoia is one of the largest areas in Europe for the production and sale of garden plants.