Tuscany, an undiscovered medieval city

posted on 20th of april, 2009

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My hometown is a small city close to Florence, overshadowed by the capital of Renaissance but full nevertheless of little, outstanding architectures, sculptures and works of art that date back to the Middle Age.
Here is the town's history from Wikipedia:
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Pistoia is worth a day trip from Florence, or a morning stop on your way to the more renowned (but not more important) Lucca and Pisa. Wrapped in the green embrace of the Apennines, it provides nice strolls for art and architecture lovers, as well as pleasant excursions on the mountains beside.

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How to get there:
the closest airports are Florence and Pisa. Florence is directly connected to the main cities in Italy and Europe with companies as Alitalia, Lufthansa and Austrian.
From Florence, take the A11 highway leading to Pisa, Pistoia is just 28km far. Otherwise, trains and buses run regularly every hour from Florence main station.
Pistoia can provide a nice, cheaper accommodation for those who want to travel around Tuscany.
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Comments (6)

Comment by Nniud on April 23, 2009

if you need info about what to do, where to go and where to eat, just let me know. Cheers

Comment by Preckas on April 23, 2009

Great timing . . I will be in Tuscany in less than two months :)

Comment by Nniud on April 21, 2009

Thanks a lot!

Comment by Rebeccaosborn on April 21, 2009

nice history and pics! Thanks!!

Comment by Nniud on April 20, 2009

the landscape in this picture could be better, the best nature scenarios lie on the mountains behind the city, you can have great hikes on the Apennines nearby. One nice place where you can start is Abetone, one hour away from Pistoia

Comment by Aughty on April 20, 2009

I'm saving my earnings from DT for a trip to Pistoria. The landscape seems out of place next to those awesome captures of the architect.

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