Palazzo Puccini

Top choice b&b in Pistoia

This boutique guesthouse is everything one would expect of an address situated in the family palazzo where wealthy Pistoian philanthropist and merchant Niccolò Puccini was born in 1799. Eight elegant rooms languish beneath majestic high ceilings, some with original frescoes, and all with tasteful period furnishings and smart contemporary en-suite bathrooms. Some overlook a peaceful courtyard, others a quiet back street.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary aperitivo in the lounge, or a (vintage bone-china) cup of tea in the beautiful breakfast room. The cakes, exquisitely arranged on period marble-topped dressers, are almost too pretty to eat.