|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Apartment in the historic center of Pistoia, with wi fi, parking, air conditioning, 2 pools ( shared)
The apartment is located in Pistoia, 200 meters from the train station ( every day 20 train to Florence), 5 minutes walk from the historic center of the city.
Price per apartment ( sleeps 5), not per person.
The price includes: electricity, gas, water, wi fi, private parking, 2 swimming pools (shared with other guests), final cleaning, bed sheets, towels.
40 square meters, (sleeps 5) private entrance, a bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, a private bathroom with shower, living room, one double sofà bed, kitchen (fridge-freezer, sink, 2 ring hob, extractor, cutlery, plates, pans), satellite TV, internet wi-fi, private parking, provided with sheets, towels, maps and tourist brochures.
Washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other guests)
Tuscany has been in the past an important cultural center and today is a tourist destination renowned and visited daily by many tourists who explore in its entirety; from Pisa to Lucca from Florence to Siena to San Gimignano , but it is still possible to find some places in Tuscany unspoilt and waiting to be discovered . Pistoia is a city of unique beauty that lies in the north of Tuscany, from the depths of the Italian character , a lively village , sometimes congested traffic at other times quiet and peaceful , so perfect place for their holidays .
What makes Pistoia hidden jewel of Tuscany ? The Basilica of Our Lady of Humility has the third largest dome in Italy , after Rome and Florence. The historic center with its concentration of buildings and medieval monuments has a beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the square surrounded by ancient streets , most of which are open to traffic. On Wednesday and Saturday mornings there is a market crowded by both locals and tourists . Pistoia also boasts some stylish clothes shops and shoe stores where you can find the latest fashion items at prices far cheaper compared to other Italian cities .
Almost every evening from 19:00 onwards the locals went into their favorite bar for a coffee or an aperitif , during which snacks and refreshments are served for free and people can relax with friends talking about the latest sports news and gossip .
The best bars in the city are centrally located and are the 'Coffee Cavour ' and ' Santopalato ' (the saint) . The restaurant Santa Maria del Giglio is located in a renovated chapel and is truly spectacular , and the traditional Tuscan dishes are served daily in the oldest hotel in Pistoia ' The Reversal ' . In addition, in the countryside, and it is worth reaching , there is ' Il Frantoio ' Via Valdibrana , where they serve the best food in the whole area .
The 'walk ' is still an important place for the country and on Saturday evening from 17.00 onwards gather young people from Pistoia , joined an hour later by the other older residents . The same 'walk' is repeated every Sunday in the late afternoon .
If you want to discover the culture of Pistoia is to see the silver altar of San Jacopo housed in the main cathedral of San Zeno ( what was once a great saint ), which is located in Piazza del Duomo flanked by the Bell Tower, the Baptistery octagonal San Giovanni in court and the main museum of Pistoia ( Museo Civico ) . Also to see the facade of the church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Via Cavour and the Basilica of Our Lady of Humility with its magnificent dome, designed by Vasari , is located in Via Della Madonna . Magnificent work of art is The Hospital of the stump with its friezes of the Della Robbia and the numerous churches of the city are home to great examples of ornate pulpits and beautiful organ music , the best of which are found in the churches of San Francesco, Sant ' Andrea , Holy Spirit and St. Bartolomeo in Pantano . Pistoia is home to the famous Pistoia Blues Festival in July and can boast appearances such as Bob Dylan and Santana . To celebrate the feast of San Jacopo ( St. James ) , the patron saint of Pistoia every July 25 is held in the Piazza del Duomo ' Carousel Bear ( Bear tournament ) , where the four ancient quarters of Pistoia compete in a tournament equestrian .
Pistoia has given birth to many famous people : George Rospilgoisi who became Pope Clement ( 1660-69 ) , artist and sculptor Marino Marini ( 1901-1980 ), whose works are exhibited in the Palace of Tau and the architect John Mechullucci ( 1891 - 1990) whose documents and plans are hosted in the mezzanine of City Hall .
For children , Pistoia has a small but well-run zoo and Collodi , 20 minutes , is the birthplace of Carlo Lorenzini , the author of the famous story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet who dreams of being a real boy . The author's restored house and its grounds are immersed in a theme park on the adventures of the puppet. While Vinci , in the province of Siena is part of the Garfagnana National Park , easily accessible by car from Pistoia .
The train and bus connections from Pistoia allowing easy access to other areas of northern Tuscany .
Great staff, free, secure parking, and a fantastic location. Apartments are comfortable, spacious, and have great kitchens. Use it to your advantage and spend a night in cooking some great Italian food together. Everything you need is close by at the shop.
This apartment had all we needed. Laundry facilities were on property and all cleaning supplies were provided. The owners were awesome helping us with what ever we needed. The property was very secure. The apartment has a very good air conditioning system and the frig was big for Italian standards. The location could not be any better. Less than 10 minutes walking from everything, train station, bank teller machines, and the center of town markets. We WILL be staying here again. The only improvement I can recommend is to upgrade the WiFi system as our internet went out every day around 5pm and some other times but this will not deter us from returning.
La location se situe dans une résidence sécurisée avec parking privée. Elle se trouve à 300 m du centre historique de Pistoia mais aussi à 300m de la gare; ainsi, Florence se trouve à 40 minutes par le train.
Deux piscines permettent aux enfants de se délasser après une journée de visite.
La location bénéficiait de 2 climatisations bien utiles lors des fortes chaleurs d'aout.
L'appartement était propre, bien équipée et calme.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.