Pistoia
Pistoia
Recommended
Pistoia The Essential
Recommended
Nestling at the foot of the Apennines, Pistoia is well worth a visit in summer for its Blues Festival and the traditional Bear Joust (Giostra dell'Orso). Although at first sight an industrial town, Pistoia surprises visitors with its old centre, a network of narrow streets and alleyways clustered around the medieval Piazza del Duomo which is one of the most delightful squares in Italy. Its stone buildings and picturesque shops make this little-known town a pleasant place for a stroll.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Pistoia
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo
This vast square is seductive both for
30 minutes
S. Giovanni Forcivitas
S. Giovanni Forcivitas
This was built from the 12C to the 14C
15 minutes
Episcopal palace
Episcopal palace
A visit to this palace will take you on
Madonna della Umiltà
Madonna della Umiltà
This octagonal Renaissance building is
30 minutes
S. Andrea (Church of St Andrew)
S. Andrea (Church of St Andrew)
This 8C church was much extended in the
15 minutes
Pistoia Cathedral of St Zeno
Pistoia Cathedral of St Zeno
The marble dressed facade brings
30 minutes