Situated in the north of the Tuscany region of Italy, Pistoia is one of the least visited cities in the region, meaning that it is largely untouched by tourist trappings. This means that the town is an exquisite place to get away from it all, and relax in the quiet streets or walk in the beautiful landscape which surrounds the town.
When you first arrive in a holiday rental in Pistoia, a great idea is to take a walk though the town centre. The Piazza dell Duomo is the most impressive monument, and the majority of the best places to visit surround the cathedral.
Pistoia is especially known for its vibrant festivals. The most popular event in the town is the jousting tournament which is exhilarating to see, with a real sense of danger filling the air. The main festival however is the Giostra dell’Orso in the last week of July.
Pistoia Zoo is a particular favourite with those who have taken a holiday rental in Pistoia for a family holiday. The zoo lies in the wooded hills above the town, and is home to over 65 species of animal including jaguar, polar bears, giraffe and python.
The village is also surrounded by a range of excellent golf courses, and within 50 miles of a holiday rental in Pistoia are the glorious beaches of western Tuscany.
The famous city of Florence is just 30km from a villa in Pistoia. Florence’s historic centre has been named by UNESCO as a world heritage site, and is often thought to be the birthplace of the Renaissance movement. The city is filled with magnificent architecture and beautiful artistic masterpieces.
Average summer temperatures in Pistoia are around 26°C, although daily peaks can often reach into the 30’s (°C). In winter, it does get quite cold, with averages dipping to around 5°C.
Florence Airport (FLR) is around 30km from Pistoia, which arrive daily from the UK, provided by both the main airlines and the ‘no frills’ alternatives.