Welcome to Pistoia
Pretty Pistoia sits snugly at the foot of the Apennines. An easy day trip from Pisa, Lucca or Florence, it deserves more attention than it gets. A town that has grown well beyond its medieval ramparts, its centro storico is tranquil, well preserved and guardian to some striking contemporary art.On Wednesdays and Saturdays a morning market transforms Pistoia's vast main square, Piazza del Duomo, as well as its... Read More
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Private Arrival Transfer: Rome to Tuscany
Arrange your private transfer for a time to suit your schedule, and then meet your friendly driver in Rome to travel directly to your hotel in Tuscany. Sit back and relax while using the onboard wifi, if you wish. The transfer service covers the provinces of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Grosseto, Prato and Livorno, but does not cover Pisa, Pistoia, Massa, Carrara and Lucca.Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this private inter-city transfer service. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free start to your vacation in Italy’s gorgeous Tuscany.When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight or Rome hotel details and your Tuscany accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Approximately 24-48 hours prior to your arrival in Rome, you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.
Private Departure Transfer: Tuscany to Rome
When your Tuscan vacation is over, meet your friendly driver to travel directly to your Rome hotel or Rome Fiumicino Airport. Sit back and relax while using the onboard wifi, if you wish. The transfer service covers the provinces of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Grosseto, Prato and Livorno, but does not cover Pisa, Pistoia, Massa, Carrara and Lucca.Whether you’re traveling individually, as a couple or in a group, your ground transport needs are covered by this private hotel and airport transport service from your hotel in Tuscany. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free end to your Tuscan vacation.When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details or Rome hotel details as well as your Tuscany hotel accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Approximately 24 - 48 hours prior to your departure from Tuscany you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).Price shown is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.
Train and Bike Day Tour to Marconi's Villa and Thermal Baths from Bologna
Route:Sasso Marconi is the village that owes its name to the big cliff that dominates the river Reno, and to Guglielmo Marconi, the scientist that invented the radio and wireless communication. It is worthwhile to visit Villa Griffone in Pontecchio, which houses the scientist’s mausoleum and the Marconi Museum. The "Dè Rossi" palace and the ancient village of Colle Ameno, Sasso Marconi offer many typical foods, like wine, chestnuts and truffles.Porretta Terme is located on the boarder of the Province of Pistoia on the edge of the Bologna Apennines. This little town is also a famous spa destination, famous since the Roman Empire and renowned for its spring waters which contain sulfur, sodium chloride, bromide and iodide. It is the perfect starting place for nature hikes in the greenery of the surrounding hills and mountains.
A Bite of Pistoia Small Group Tour with an Authentic Italian Brunch
Pistoia has been declared Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2017, so we say now’s the time to get a head start and discover it! Located at the foot of the Appennine Mountains, Pistoia is the new alternative destination in Tuscany. It has a number of beautiful churches and squares dating back from the 11th century, and boasts a lively vibe with its own, totally unique character. It’s also very easy to reach because of its position between Florence and Lucca, in the heart of Tuscany. Start with a walk to the centre of the old city. We’ll explore the medieval narrow lanes all around the ancient Sala Square that dates back to the 8th century. Get your first taste of the city’s great atmosphere, as we walk through the local market, with stalls full of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. We’ll also check out some of the many traditional delis and shops, tasting different local products such as schiacciata, and more. After our snack stop, we’ll go explore the beautiful Duomo Square and learn the history of San Zeno Cathedral with the silver St. James altar, made by renaissance master Filippo Brunelleschi. We’ll also check out sites such as the old Baptistery, which dates back to 1300, the old Town Hall where the elders used to rule the medieval city, Pretorio Palace, and the historic frieze of the Ceppo Pilgrimage Hospital. Finish up our Pistoia tour with a delicious Tuscan brunch in a historic restaurant. We’ll taste different kinds of cured meats such as finocchiona salami, mortadella, and prosciutto crudo, paired with bruschetta and extra virgin olive oil made in the Pistoia hills. And of course, we’ll wash all that down with some good local wine. Last but not least, we’ll finish up our meal with a selection of handmade desserts.