The Picture Perfect Town of Pistoia with a Local


The Artsy Archaeologist

The Picture Perfect Town of Pistoia with a Local

Spoken in: English, Italiano

( 5 reviews ) star Day trip Florence 1 - 8 watch_later 2.5 hour
  • Have a real experience of a local town of Tuscany
  • Learn the history of the city
  • Taste a local italian coffee
  • Take cool pictures of the picturesque town
  • 100% private & personalized
  • Explore the little town of Pistoia with a local

You will meet here: Train Station

What you can expect

Walk with me across the streets of Pistoia, a little city close to Florence that still shows today its genuine distinctive features in its architecture and preserves the local traditions and simple living. Submerge yourself in the authentic local vibes of Pistoia and capture its essence with its many picture perfect spots and places to visit.

It's narrow streets with unbelievable names, offer you the perfect spots for original pictures and views, and I will gladly introduce them to you through their fantastic stories.

Smell the scent of fresh fruit and vegetables in the picturesque Piazza della Sala, where the local market has been held since the Middle Age. Here, every day the locals can buy fresh products from the countryside, from morning until sunset. Take a look and be amazed by its local vibes!

I'll show you how to read the city as a book, thanks to the signs and layers that time has left behind so clearly. Most of the churches have the typical Roman style with green and white stone designs, creating the effect of a mosaic in the city. It surely is breathtaking!

I'll take you to the Cathedral and the Townhall and we'll have a stop in the oldest café in town where you can see the path of the very first city wall, also have a look at the typical Italian shops and the authentic products they offer. And for a perfect ending, admire the decorated facade of the Spedale del Ceppo, once a real hospital, one of the oldest of Europe. It has been in use for almost 800 years, from 1277 to 2012!

You will fall in love with this beautiful little town and I will gladly tell you more about it on our way back. Also, let me know if you wish to change something in the itinerary, I can modify anything to make it perfect for you!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Train Station in Florence
Stop 1
Via Cavour - the first city wall
Stop 2
La Sala - the transformation of the Langobardics palace to a peculiar market square
Stop 3
Piazza del Duomo - visit the Duomo and the Baptistery
Stop 4
Townhall - discover the origin of the city around the old townhall
Stop 5
Spedale del Ceppo - learn about the beautiful facade of the ancient middle-age Hospital
Stop 6
Let's have a coffee break and further talk about the city's lifestyle and Tuscany's hidden treasures
End point
Train station in Pistoia

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Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Walking tour (cost included)
2.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Train Station
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkCoffee tasting
checkCroissant tasting
checkTrain ticket
check1 non alcoholic drinks
Not included


The Artsy Archaeologist

5 reviews

Ciao! I'm Beatrice, I was born in Firenze and named after the girl loved by the most famous Florentine poet, Dante Alighieri. In his poem he describe her as the angel guiding him in his imaginary journey in Paradise so she became the symbol of eternal love! I've studied Archaeology and History of Art and after some years around the world doing excavations and expeditions I came back in my beloved Florence and started tour-guiding to share the beauty and love of my city. I have a cute cat called Merlin and in my free time I like playing the guitar and doing yoga. My passion for travelling is infinite and I love seeing different places and knowing people.
My idea of the perfect moment at the end of a day is seating with a book and a cup of tea and enjoying a stunning view."

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