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Located in the northern part of Tuscany region is the beautiful province of Pistoia. It is surrounded by the Apennines and you can be sure that you will have a memorable Italian holiday here. If you love to be surrounded by nature, the province is the perfect holiday destination for you. Staying in Pistoia villas will afford you a beautiful wooded landscape crisscrossed by rivers and valleys. You can even get holiday homes Pistoia province offers in cities like Montecatini and Monsummano which are popular for their thermal spas. If you stay in villas in the Pistoia province, you will have the opportunity to explore the renowned international flower market and the Capuluogo in the city of Pescia.
Start your holiday in the capital city of Pistoia. You will surely find Pistoia holiday homes and apartments here to suit both your budget and your preferences. The town and the province get their name from the Latin word for the oven used for baking bread. Today, the town is a hub for train manufacturing and metal products. However, there is enough in this mediaeval town to keep you busy during your holidays. When you stay in apartments Pistoia town has to offer, you will be able to visit the Piazza del Duomo. Here you will be able to find several old buildings, such as Palazzo del Comune and Palazzo del Podesta, which are definitely worth exploring. You can even visit the 5th century Cathedral of San Zeno, which was burned down in 1108 and then rebuilt the following century. The Cathedral has a Romanesque façade, while the interiors have a strong Baroque influence. The Cathedral is home to the altar of St. James, which is made from silver and displays 628 figures. The city square is home to the Gothic style Baptistry, which was constructed in the 14th century. You will be impressed by the decorations made from white and green marble. Then there is the Palazzo dei Vescovi with its beautiful frescoes and mullioned windows, and the Chapel of St. Nicholas. Both are sights not to be missed on your holiday.
When you stay in apartments Pistoia province has to offer, you will be able to visit the Eco Museum in the Pistoia mountains, which was founded in 1990. This Museum offers six different sections, namely ice, iron, stone, everyday life, sacred art and nature exhibits which are on display either in historic centres or open-air. Staying in Pistoia villas in Abetone will allow you to try your skiing skills at this Apennine ski resort. This resort offers around 51 kilometres of downhill ski slopes, 41 pistes in total. While you can enjoy a thrilling ski experience here, do not forget to take in the natural beauty and the scenic views of the Apennines. Another town that you should visit in Pistoia province is Montecatini. This town is a famous spa resort and hence you will not find it difficult to locate Pistoia villas here. You can even get apartments Pistoia province offers in Montecatini if you like. You can relax at the several spas that dot the town and rejuvenate yourself. Some of the spas are located in historic 19th century buildings, which are set amidst parks. Truly peaceful and charming!
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