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Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi

Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi

This palazzo had the appearance of a real fortress, with an imposing tower at one corner and battlements running along its whole perimeter
Archaeological Itinerary inside the Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi

Archaeological Itinerary inside the Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi

During important restoration works, two Etruscan funerary stones and pottery material and traces of buildings dating from the Roman and High Medieval periods were found
Baptistery of San Giovanni in Corte

Baptistery of San Giovanni in Corte

It was built in its present form just after the mid-fourteenth century
Basilica della Madonna dell'Umiltà

Basilica della Madonna dell'Umiltà

The building is considered the most important Renaissance testimony of the monumental architecture in Pistoia
Cathedral of San Zeno

Cathedral of San Zeno

It's in the center of the old town of Pistoia, on the south side of Piazza Del Duomo
Church of San Bartolomeo

Church of San Bartolomeo

The church was built, together with the monastery, not far from the city wall, in the mid eighth century by the Lombard doctor Gaidoaldo
Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas

Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas

The church consecrated to Saint John the Evangelist was called Fuorcivitas because it was built outside the Medieval city wall
Church of San Paolo

Church of San Paolo

The church is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture in which echoes of the traditional Pistoian polychromy can still be seen
Church of San Pietro

Church of San Pietro

This church with its white and green marble façade is the last example of the extraordinary period of Pistoian polychrome decoration and interprets in a fully mature manner the feeling of the period
Church of Sant'Andrea

Church of Sant'Andrea

It's certainly of ancient origin: in fact many clues tell us that the foundation must date back to the period of Lombard rule
Church of Santa Maria a Ripalta

Church of Santa Maria a Ripalta

Recently reopened for worship thanks to careful restoration, the church dates to the mid twelfth century
Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

It is a fine example of Renaissance architecture and in its structure we can see the influence of the great Florentine architect Michelozzo
Church of Santi Filippo e Prospero

Church of Santi Filippo e Prospero

The church, even though it is small, houses six confessionals, a sign of how these furnishings were in great use during the Counter Reformation period
Church of Spirito Santo

Church of Spirito Santo

With its severe façade, this church is the greatest example of seventeenth century architecture in Pistoia
Fortress of Santa Barbara

Fortress of Santa Barbara

It was built by the Florentines in the first half of the fourteenth century during the reconstruction of the city walls
Museo Capitolare

Museo Capitolare

The Cathedral Museum is a place to visit to deepen one's knowledge of the city's remarkable historical and artistic heritage
Museo civico

Museo civico

Visit to the museum is an interesting walk in the political, religious and artistic history of the city
Museo Rospigliosi

Museo Rospigliosi

A local legend says that during one of his stays in Pistoia Cardinal Giulio Rospigliosi (Pope Clemente IX) chose as his residence the building now known as the palazzo Rospigliosi
Palazzo del Comune

Palazzo del Comune

The building is also known as the Palazzo di Giano
Palazzo Fabroni

Palazzo Fabroni

This palazzo that once belonged to the Fabroni family now provides some prestigious and rather extraordinary exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Pistoia
Palazzo Panciatichi

Palazzo Panciatichi

This building was lived in for many centuries by the family whose name it its and whose large coat of arms is on the corner
Palazzo Pretorio

Palazzo Pretorio

The medieval appearance that the building has today is the result of renovation carried out in the mid nineteenth century
Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo

This piazza has always represented the heart of the city: in fact the Romans first settled here when, to better fight off the Ligurian peoples, they extended the Cassia road beyond the Fiorentine territory
Piazza della Sala

Piazza della Sala

The Sala, as it is commonly referred to in Pistoia, is one of the city's oldest squares
Piazza San Francesco

Piazza San Francesco

The present layout of the piazza only dates to the early nineteenth century
Pinocchio Park

Pinocchio Park

It is a theme park for children, and is located at Collodi, a town near Pistoia
The city walls

The city walls

The three rings of walls that have characterized Pistoia's urban plan since Medieval times are still legible today
Villa Puccini

Villa Puccini

Villa Puccini's park reflects the English style romantic gardens which represented nature according to the ideal vision so well expressed in the genre of landscape painting

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