Pistoia is the Capital of Culture for 2017. A bit hidden by its walls, it’s a wonderland to be discovered. The obligatory walk is towards Piazza Duomo, with its Bishops’ Palace, whose cellars can also be visited, the beautiful Civic Museum with frescoes from the 16th century, and the Cathedral of San Zeno with its ancient medieval 30-metre tower, which offers a fantastic panoramic view from its summit.
Lucca is one of the most beloved art cities in Italy, a leap into the past with its untouched city walls that enclose picturesque and romantic views. The city’s main attraction is the famous Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, built on the remains of an ancient Roman amphitheatre and therefore perfectly elliptical. Do not miss the Cathedral of San Martino, the Church of San Michele in Foro and the Garden of Palazzo Pfanner.
The Garfagnana is a jewel to be explored, with hiking or mountain biking for lovers of the outdoors, and picturesque medieval villages such as Castiglione di Garfagnana and Barga.
Visit Montecatini, with its medieval Borgo Alto and its hot springs
Become a child again at the Pinocchio Park in Collodi
Discover subterranean Pistoia
Visit the Grotta del Vento along one of its 3 itineraries
Take a trip to Barga to see the adoptive home of poet Giovanni Pascoli
Discover the ghost town submerged by Vagli Lake and cross the new suspended bridge
Walk along Lucca's 4 km of sixteenth-century walls
Take a tour of the beautiful traditional nurseries of Pistoia
Be enchanted by the legends about the construction of the Maddalena's Bridge or Devil's Bridge
Visit the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci in Anchiano