Taste the real Tuscany on this 2.5-hour walking tour of oh-so-charming Pistoia. Wander the historic streets, explore the bustling daily market and delicatessen shops, then dig into a scrumptious brunch of true Tuscan flavours ... More info ›
Taste the real Tuscany on this 2.5-hour walking tour of oh-so-charming Pistoia. Wander the historic streets, explore the bustling daily market and delicatessen shops, then dig into a scrumptious brunch of true Tuscan flavours. La dolce vita indeed.
Meet your guide at Pistoia Railway Station at 10:30am and stroll to the center of the old city to explore the medieval narrow lanes surrounding Sala Square, which that date back to the 8th century. Visit a lively local market and browse stalls full of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. By now you'll have worked up an appetite, so its time to check out some of Pistoia's many traditional delis, tasting local products such as schiacciata (Tuscan flatbread) and more.
Head to Duomo Square, where your guide will explain the history of San Zeno Cathedral and its silver St. James altar, made by renaissance master Filippo Brunelleschi. Continuing onwards, visit historic sites such as the 14th-century Baptistery, Pretoria Palace, the old Town Hall, and the historic frieze at the Ceppo Pilgrimage Hospital.
Finish the tour at one of Pistoia's most historic restaurants, where you will enjoy a traditional brunch including cured meats such as finocchiona salami, mortadella, and prosciutto crudo, paired with bruschetta and extra virgin olive oil made in the Pistoia hills. Wash it all down with some good local wine, and don't forget to leave some space for a selection of handmade desserts.