Pistoia (Italian pronunciation: [piˈstoːja] ( listen)) is a city and comune in the Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of a province of the same name, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west and north of Florence and is crossed by the Ombrone Pistoiese, a tributary of the River Arno. It is a typical Italian medieval city, and it attracts many tourists, especially in the summer. The city is famous throughout Europe for its plant nurseries.
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This 12th-century cathedral is a principal component of one of the finest piazzas in Italy.
Like so many of the Italian towns with beautiful cathedral, so has Pistoia, If you are there, be sure to visit all the beautiful old buildings, including this Duomo!
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Pistoia is an amazing little town, loved every minute on our 4 night stay. Definitely worth a visit to SantAndrea
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The Park Indoor Games more 'big of Tuscany, the only equipped with a real Ristorante Pizzeria family inside, which may remain in visual contact with their children concendendosi few hours of leisure in relaxation !! Whether for a moment of Fun for a dinner or lunch (to Sunday) or to celebrate your Birthday or choose Ceremonies Our Local 1500 square meter air-conditioned with Satellite TV screens and free wifi.
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We visited it on a saturday, week market and a full square. It was very nice and alive. During lunch the market broke up and the square reveiled itself. Great!!
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Excellent attraction !! Very well kept and located in the middle of a wood. So even in a very hot day you can stroll around comfortably. You can find here many nice and particular animals: lions, hippos, elephants, suricati, Penguins, lemurs, snakes, etc. Highly suggested !!!
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Built in its present form in Gothic style in the first half of the XIV c. on the site of the old “Paleochristian” and Baptismal church of Santa Maria and San Giovanni. The name “in corte” certifies the presence of a Curtis domini regis, the headquarters of the “gestaldo” in the Lombard period. During the building, which lasted from 1338 to 1360, the grave of Bishop Atto, who died in 1153, was found (he introduced the “Jacobean” cult in Pistoia). Even though Vasari claimed that Andrea Pisano had designed the baptistery there’s no sure proof about that. It is sure, however, that Cellino di Nese managed the operation: he’s responsible for the outside marble facing. The white marbles originate from Siena and Carrara; the green ones from Prato. The octagonal shaped building presents a pyramidal roofing completed by an elegant lantern. The cupola is covered with sheets of lead surrounded by an open gallery with marble balustrade enriched with spires and statuettes. In the lunette of the main door we can notice the sculptures of Madonna with Child between St. John the Baptist and St. Peter that are traditionally attributed to Nino and Tommaso, sons of Andrea Pisano. The architrave is divided in four bas-reliefs depicting stories of St. John’s life. The door-knockers of the central portal are a masterpiece of wood-cutting and are the work of Pier Francesco Ventura (1523). Inside, the baptismal font can be seen, carved by Lanfranco da Como in 1226. During the Baroque period, this was included in a structure surmounted by the marble statue of St. John the Baptist, a work by Andrea Vacca, now on view in the Baptistery.
The outside is beautiful. It has a majestic look. The inside is a contradiction to the outside yet the in and out match perfectly.
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