Live the charme and the history of a lesser-known medieval town.
Starting from the historical Caffè Valiani, ancient oratory dedicated to Saint Anthony the Abbot, a professional guide will lead you to discover the old city.
After the splendid Romanesque complex of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas Church – one of the most important sacred building with the typical white-green wall covering – the itinerary continues to Piazza del Duomo where Saint John’s Baptistery is one of the absolute protagonist. Pearl of Tuscan Gothic architecture, the Baptistery faces the Cathedral of San Zeno and its massive Bell Tower.
With the sepulchral monument dedicated to the poet Cino da Pistoia (1337), the Cathedral will unveil St. James’ Treasure: the significant Silver Altar, expression of the historical and artistic culture of Pistoia and relevant goldsmithing artwork where also the artist Filippo Brunelleschi worked during his youth.
In Piazza del Duomo there’s also the seat of political power: the stone-made Palazzo Comunale. Built between the XIII and XIV century, the Palazzo has mighty walls, valid example of ancient building techniques and still today a genuine appeal of medieval charm.
The famous St. Andrew’s Church will be the last stop of this itinerary: characterized by its typical Romanesque-style façade, this church is mainly known for St. Andrew’s Pulpit, extraordinary masterpiece by the Italian sculptor Giovanni Pisano.
- 1 guided tour in the medieval heart of Pistoia
- Caffè Valiani
Via Camillo Benso Cavour, 55, 51100 – Pistoia (PT)
- 1-3 hours
- the tour is available also for groups with less than 8 people
- the price of €19 per person is guarantee with a minimum of 4 people