This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Pistoia. To help you make friends with Pistoia before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy, is a little-known gem located approximately forty kilometers between the cities of Florence and Lucca. It is not as grand as Florence, it is less ancient that Seina and less complete than Lucca. However, it has all the attractions of an old Tuscan city, including its old walls, structures, and churches, making it a popular tourist spot for anyone who appreciates the nature's hidden nuggets.
Amongst the most attractive regions in Pistoia is its historic center. The Piazza del Duomo is a big square that has everything you'd ever need to start checking out this place. If you plan to explore Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy, completely, you will need a good two days and a solid amount of energy to get around as there is so much to see and do here. Apart from the Piazza del Duomo and the smaller Piazza del Sala, there are many other wonderful pieces of architecture just waiting to delight your eyes. The Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivita, which is sideways on the road, has dark-green-and-white marble exteriors, which are striking indeed! The Basilica of the Madonna dell'Umiltà is another beautiful church that tourists love to feast their eyes upon, despite its location a bit far from the city center. Standing at a distance, you will be able to see its dome that has been outstandingly designed by Florentine artists.
Walking on further, you will find the the Town Hall of Pistoia that is a center of ancient history with its museum depicting Pistoian art across several centuries. If you'd like a break from exploring Pistoia's history, the city zoo is a wonderful place to stop off at, especially if you are with children. Located around ten kilometers away from the city, the zoo is a great place to enjoy the outdoors, and so is the Pinocchio Park in Collodi and Garzoni Garden, just adjacent to it.
Hostels in Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy, are not many, but the few that dot the cityscape are clean and comfortable. On a visit to this gem of a city, book your Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy hostels in advance as there are not too may rooms and budget accommodation is always in high demand. Most of Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy hostels are located near near the Piazza Duomo. The rooms are well furnished and clean and some hostels in Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy, include services such as free breakfast, Wi-Fi, laundry services, and self-catering facilities.
Written by local enthusiast for Pistoia hostelsJoy Barboza