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Make a holiday apartment in Pistoia your home away from home

The province of Pistoia is in the heart of Tuscany’s beautiful countryside, very close to Florence, Lucca and Siena. Although the town's historic attractions aren’t as famous as those of its near neighbours, they are nonetheless architectural and important masterpieces, like the Basilica of the Madonna dell'Umiltà and its dome. The town's ancient plazas are comparable in beauty to any other in Tuscany, and for outdoor types, the Pistoia Mountains have world-famous ski resorts and excellent hiking trails.

For the visitor who wants the creature comforts of home while on their travels, HomeAway has a wonderful range of holiday apartments in the Pistoia area. Whether holidaymakers desire to be near ski resorts, the countryside, the main town or ancient villages, there are holiday properties in every type of location. All are fully furnished and equipped with all mod cons, and some feature swimming pools, gardens and patio areas. Pistoia area holiday villas are just as sumptuous, and some come with luxuries such as saunas and Jacuzzis.

Things to do

-Historic monuments: To visit Pistoia’s old town is to take a journey back in time with its ancient churches and palaces. The green and white marble exterior of the Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas is an eye-catching sight and inside are some lovely frescoes and a pulpit that dates back to the 13th century. The fortified residence of the Palazzo dei Vescovi (""Bishops' Palace"") dates back to the 11th century and the Tower of Catilina is from the Middle Ages.

-Festivals: Every year on July 25, Pistoia lays on a spectacular medieval festival – first mentioned in a chronicle from the year 1300. Also in July is the Pistoia Festival, a cultural extravaganza of music, film and literature with open-air operas and movie screenings. August heralds the Feast of St. Bartholomew which dates to the 15th century, and sees children anointed on their foreheads. If planning to attend an event, it is advised to book Pistoia area holiday villas in advance.

-Winter sports: Close to Pistoia are the Pistoia Mountains, offering beautiful scenery and world-class skiing and snowboarding. Some of the best slopes in the Pistoia Apennines can be found at Abetone and Cutigliano, where HomeAway has a further selection of suitable holiday homes. There are also a number of hiking trails in the mountains that can be navigated all year round.

-Cuisine: Tuscans have a deep love and respect for their food, and this is evident in the restaurants of Pistoia. There are lots of local delicacies to choose from which include fruits and Pecorino cheese from the Pistoia Mountains. The food is typically rustic, and even stale bread forms the basis of many dishes such as panzanella (bread soup). Many meals are accompanied by a deliciously perfumed olive oil.

Weather in Pistoia

The weather in Pistoia is pleasingly mild, so visitors will find walking around the historic sites a comfortable experience – summer or winter. The average annual temperature in Pistoia is 14.1°C with a summer peak in July of 29°C. In January the average temperature is 5°C. Snow is not unusual in the winter.

Travel to Pistoia

Pistoia is an easy place to get to, especially by car as there's an autostrada between Pisa and Florence. The two nearest airports are Florence (40 kilometres) and Pisa (75 kilometres) and if visitors decide to take public transport from the airport to holiday apartments in the Pistoia area, there's a good rail connection on the Pisa-to-Florence line.

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Chateau / Country House #6498639
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #429689
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #874709
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Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Barn #6051289
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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Villa #6735473
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6810539
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Chateau / Country House #6628408
5
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Villa #3921245
2
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 5 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 15
Villa #1087423
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #8160656
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  • 1 BR
  • Separate Toilet
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Apartment #1563478
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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House #2553891
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Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #851248
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6442392
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Apartment #6562016
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #96519
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Chateau / Country House #6598487
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #6634881
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #6634881
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1632988
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Excellent! 4.5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #8162090
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #6587987
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1845003
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1194129
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 14
Villa #6799360
  • 7 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 16
Villa #1150834
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1150816
2
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #683657vb
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Chateau / Country House #6715861
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Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Apartment #6693796
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
House #6680636
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(37 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #409096
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Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals House #6024602
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Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Farmhouse #6494570
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Farmhouse #6262194
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #6693796
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Chateau / Country House #6429354
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #82272
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #3673094
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #4275318
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Chateau / Country House #1861917
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  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 14
Villa #6235272
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #6411465
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #1540002
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Farmhouse #8115001
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #1680578
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
House #6124298
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Farmhouse #6162465
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1415704
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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Recent Reviews

Apartment attached to a rather old fashioned hotel. Owners very pleasant but little or no English.

4 of 5
The facilities were basic. Old TV (certainly not what I would say satellite/cable) but the owner did have Eurosport and BBC World News tuned in for me. There was no internet or wifi in the apartment just in the hotel but again the owner had a router box fitted so for 3 out of the 7 weeks there was internet. There is no microwave in the kitchen.The town is a good centre but very quiet in Jan and Feb. Many hotels, restaurants and shops closed as it is off season. The train service is excellent so Genoa, Venice, Bologna easy to get to.
  • Review Submitted: Mar 01, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

A fantastic Casa in the peace of the Italian hills.

5 of 5
A fantastic gem of a casa in a wonderful setting. We really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful casa. It is well equipped and very clean with plenty of space for a large family or even two family groups. We are a family of five, but all adults, so we appreciated the four double bedrooms. The bedrooms are all comfortable and having en-suite facilities in all four, and a family bedroom, is a great bonus. Although it was extremely hot whilst we were there, the casa, probably because it is old with thick walls, retained a cool interior if we kept the shutters partially closed. The main casa is an old building and there are many quirky features but this adds to the appeal. The outside table and gazebo were ideal for alfresco eating and the barbecue was good. We ate all our meals outside. The pools are fantastic! To have one infinity pool would be great, but two, and in such a wonderful setting, was just superb. The drive up from Pescia was winding with an awkward turn into the villa (which is easily overcome by following the instructions provided) and the road is obviously a well used and popular cycle route, but it is worth the drive to experience the wonderful views. I would recommend this casa to anyone wanting peace and quiet in the Italian hills and it is our hope to go back again some day.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 06, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016