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PISTOIA. PISTOIA’S NURSERY PARK . Pistoia is known for its market gardens in Italy and abroad . Recently in Pistoia has been opened a nursery park ,the first in Europe where there are a lot of particoulary and rare plants . . Pistoia’s cathedral. Altar of St. James

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Pistoia isknownforits market gardensin Italy and abroad. Recently in Pistoia hasbeenopened a nursery park ,the first in Europewherethere are a lotofparticoulary and rare plants.


Altar of St. James

CrucifixChapelcontains the altar, in embossed silver sheet; there are threerepresentations: Storiesof the New Testament, Christ in Majestybetween Mary and St. James and threestoriesof St. James.

The cathedralis the mainreligious building in Pistoia, located in Cathedral’s square in the center of the city.

It’s the seatof the Bishopof Pistoia and isdedicatedto Saint Zeno of Verona.


The Ceppo is a medievalancient hospital in Pistoia, founded in XIII century.

The Loggia isdecoratedby a ceramicglaze, the friezewasexecutedfrom 1525. The tondoes (The annunciation and the Gloryof the Virgin) wereexecutedby Giovanni Della Robbia.


Pistoia’s Baptistryislocated in the Cathedral’s square. It’s consideratedoneof the mostimportantexpressionsof the tuscanicgothic. In the pastitwasusedtobaptize people.

Villa “ la magia”

Villa “ La Magia” islocated in the center of Quarrata, near Pistoia, and it’s animportant “medicea” villa, whichbelongedtoanimportant family ofFlorence in 1500.

It’s recognisedas UNESCO’s patrimonysince 2013.

Saint’ andrea’s pulpit

The pulpit in the Church of Saint’ Andrea is a masterpieceof 1301 by the Italiansculptor Giovanni Pisano. It’s a hexagonalplanwithsevencolumns. Mostnotableis the scene of the “Massacreof the Innocents”.


Mazzini’s square or St. Francisco’s squareislocated in the centreof Pistoia. In frontofthissquarethere’s St. Francisco’ s church. Itis the placewhereyoungpeople meettogether at night.


Sala’s squareislocated in the historiccentreof Pistoia. Sincemanyyearsthere’s a dailyfoods market.

In thissquarethere are a lotsofrestaurants, and it’s a meetpointforyoung people and notonly at night.

the organof the saintspirit’s church

Thisorganwasbuilt in 1674 by Willem Hermans . It’s part of the importantAcademyof the Organ in Pistoia

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