The little Santiago

The town of the hidden treasures, an unexpected casket of artworks and traditions

Suspended in time, its Cathedral keeps jealously the precious Saint James’ Treasure: the Apostle’s relic and the famous Silver Altar.

A town with centuries-old traditions always remained the same, full of every-year-renewed emotions. Like the excitement felt for the Giostra dell’Orso, the horse tournament that is held every 25th July among the four city wards called Rioni or the spectacularity of the Festival dei Luoghi Medievali, the annual review of the most important Italian medieval destinations that takes place every September in Piazza del Duomo.
Middle Ages, yes, but also a lot of green: nature and historical heritage find in Pistoia a perfect balance for a curious and silent tourism.

“Come with me in a timeless Pistoia”
Annalisa - Rione Leon d'Oro

Open the door of Middle Ages and live the history
as a protagonist

From a visit up to the top of the Cathedral Bell Tower – the third tower for height open to the public in Tuscany , ideal location for a special aperitif – to suggestive walking tours through the city center led by professional guides who’ll help you in discovering the heart of the old city.

Walking through the technologically advanced bio park of Pistoia Nursery Campus before dedicating time to the discover of Pistoia’s past is the privilege of those who choose to live nature in a perfect combination with history.