Province of Pistoia travel guide

The province of Pistoia in the Tuscany region is one of the smallest provinces in Italy. The capital of the province, which has almost 300,000 inhabitants, is also called Pistoia.

Province of Pistoia travel guide

Most important cities

Pistoia

Piazza Duomo - Pistoia
Piazza Duomo (Pistoia)

Pistoia is the capital of the province. The city is located west of Florence. Despite having a pleasant historical center, Pistoia is not a very well-known tourist destination. Its population is below 100,000 people. Its most famous sights are the Cathedral and the Ospedale del Ceppo.

Abetone Cutigliano

Abetone Cutigliano is the main ski resort in the Apennines. The town, which has only existed since 1036, is very small and has less than a thousand inhabitants. The town is named after a huge spruce tree that had to be felled during the construction of a road through the Apennines. The construction of this road was commissioned by the D’Este and Lorraine families.

Quarrata

Quarrata is the second biggest city of the province and the only with a monument on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This Villa La Magia was constructed in 1320. It started its existence as a castle, but was, when the Medici acquired it in the late 16th century, turned into a castle.

Province of Pistoia, Tuscany

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