Pistoia Travel Guide

Pistoia Italy

Getting To Pistoia

Getting to Pistoia is very easy since it lies on the main motorway that crosses Tuscany horizontally. In fact Pistoia is on the A11 ( commonly called Firenze Mare) motorway. From Florence it takes about 15 minutes to get to Pistoia by car, 40 minutes from Pisa.

Traffic can be hectic on the A11 motorway, traffic jams are frequent specially in the morning between 8am and 9am towards Florence and in the afternoon between 6pm and 7.30pm towards the sea.

Travel Tips

Pistoia is a beautiful city and its city center is a true and well preserved example of the massive architecture of the area. The entire city can be visited by walking. The buildings in the city center are well preserved and still in use by the local government, banks, public offices as well as small shops and bars. Pistoia is home to several churches that are definitely worth a visit as well as many sights in the narrow alleyways of the city center.

Pistoia City Information and Travel Guide

Situated in northern Tuscany, immediately south of the Apennine Mountains and between the cities of Lucca and Prato, Pistoia is one of the most interesting cities to visit in Tuscany, with beautiful sights, squares and churches.

Pistoia is one of the ten provinces in Tuscany, its territory is rich of plant and tree nurseries in its level areas surrounding the city on the southern side, whereas the city is surrounded by the Apennine Mountains on its north side with hills and peaks reaching almost 2000 meters.

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