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Pistoia

Cradle of an ancient culture, universally recognized, Tuscany has always been among the most popular Italian destinations of international tourism.
A trip in Tuscany is more than a holiday. It is the discovery (or rediscovery) of wonderful places where the beauty expresses its highest value.
Cities celebrated by the fathers of worldwide literature and art. Dante Alighieri, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Leonardo da Vinci are just some of the most influential leaders, inspired by the beauty of the landscape in their work places.
Florence, haughty and proud, stands in all its shameless beauty, giving to the tourist its priceless art treasures.
Lucca, elegant and aristocratic, open to the tourist his chest full of treasures. In summer, its coastline from Viareggio to Forte dei Marmi offers a nightlife frequented by an international jet set.
Pisa, an ancient maritime republic, is known for one of the most visited in towers in the world.
A few kilometers from the most popular destinations, settles Pistoia, another jewel of Tuscany, which has one of the most beautiful squares of Italy: Piazza del Duomo.
Pistoia has monuments of value such as the “Cathedral of San Zeno”, with the “Campanile” and the Baptistery, the “Palace of the Bishops” (“Palazzo dei Vescovi”), the “City Hall” (il Palazzo del Comune”), the “Ospedale del Ceppo”, the “Embroidery Museum” (il “Museo del ricamo”) and the Tower, where Catiline , as the legend tell, seems to have been buried in the famous Roman general.

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There are also many churches of various styles (from the Romanesque to the Renaissance up to the baroque and modern) that decorate the city.
The Brazilian military votive monument (better known as the “Brazilian Cemetery”) is another important historical testimony to visit.
Pistoia is also renowned for its splendid palaces and noble villas that, over the centuries, have not only hosted the Tuscan aristocracy.
The “Town Hall” is the seat of the “Museo Civico” where you can view the entire artistic history of Pistoia.  You can visit “Pistoia Underground”, a path led very impressive.
Pistoia is cited in Hell's "Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri (Inferno XXV, vv.10-12).The harsh invective that Dante dedicated to the Tuscan city is just one of the literary references. Even Nicolò Machiavelli, in fact, in The Life of Castruccio Castracane of Lucca and in The Prince (ch.XX) cites Pistoia.
Pier Luigi Lottini 1Pistoia is also a point of reference for many Italian directors who increasingly choose it as a movie set. This is the case, for example, Leonardo Pieraccioni, Vittorio Sindoni Blacks and relatives who have turned to Pistoia, respectively: Ti amo in tutte le lingue del mondo; Le ragazze di San Frediano of San Frediano; Amici miei…come tutto ebbe inizio.
In the villa “Celle” in Santomato, just outside the city, you can visit the largest park in the world of environmental art.Pier Luigi Lottini 4Pistoia, therefore, is not only a place of passage. Its rich cultural heritage, the quiet and the location (close to the tourist busiest city's) make it the ideal place to choose to stay permanently in the course of a holiday in Tuscany.
In this context, Podere delle Fanciulle is the place where "to find time and cultivate it", being one step from the city.
This is the added value that Marco and Alessandra, the holders of the farm, are pleased to share with customers.