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Pistoia is situated in the northern part of the Tuscany and it borders on the provinces of Prato, Lucca and Florence. Pistoia is an active trade and industrial town, famous for its production of flowers and ornamental plants. Founded by the Romans, the city preserves many buildings which witness its past: the church of Sant’Andrea (XII century), the church of San francesco (XIII century), the church of San Domenico (XIV century); the Town Hall and the Podestà’s Palace, both in Gothic style.
Our visit of the city starts from the enchanting Piazza del Duomo, in which you can find some interesting buildings: the Duomo (dedicated to San Zeno), in Romanesque style, which inside displys some interesting works or art, like for example the altar of San Jacopo.
Near the Duomo there is the stone Bell-Tower, in Romanesque style, built over the ruins of a preexisting Longobard turret about 70 metres high.
In front of the Bell-Tower there is the Baptistery (dating from the XIV century), built is Baroque style with green and white marbles from Prato and Carrara. In the same Piazza del Duomo, you can find also the following important buildings: the ex Bishop’s Palace in Gothic style, the Praetorial Palace in Gothic style and the Palace of Giano (known also as the Town Hall).
Walking along the ancient via degli Orafi, you can reach piazza della Sala, where every day is organized the quaint market and where every evening meet each other a lot of young men coming from Pistoia and borderlands; in the middle of the square there is also an ancient well, called ‘pozzo del Leoncino’, that is ‘well of the small Lion’.
In piazza d’Armi, characterized by wonderful gardens and merry-go-rounds for the children, is placed the Fortress of Santa Barbara (dating from the XVI century), where every summer are organized shows and the cinema under the open sky.
Very interesting could be also some excursions in the vicinity of Pistoia, where it’s possible to admire fortresses and Villas of the Renaissance, as well as places of hystorical and tourist interest, like for example Montecatini Terme
Pistoia offers beautiful simple beauties but at the same time much and very cured. The main public square of Pistoia is the public square of the Dome encircled from the episcopal palace, the baptistry, the dome, the court. Camminado for the small roads we find many monuments, Romanesque and gotiche public squares, and churches. Pistoia are encircled from wall high approximately 15 meters with towers and bastions and can find also one medicea fortress (Saint Barbara). It can accedre to Pistoia through 4 doors (Lucchese door, Carratica door, door To the Village and Saint Door Mark).
A public square that has conserved intact the ancient traditions is the public square of Knows it, one of the more ancient public squares of the city.
In Pistoia in the month of July it comes made the "Pistoia blues" from 1980; a entusiasmanti event with great artists and performances and the roads are animated of life with migliaia of persons. In order to cite some artists who have been to the Blues Fats Domino, Alexis Corner, BB King, Muddy Waters, Steve Winwood, Guy Davis, Jono Manson, Richard Johnston, Santana.
Events and manifestations in Pistoia
Part of the information regarding the history, the art, the traditions and the events about the city of on this page is drawn from www.wikipedia.org respecting the GNU Free Documentation License.