History of Pistoia, Art and Culture

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Churches in Pistoia

Tourists who want to arrange your vacation in Pistoia can find inside the house tourist information about routes and routes historic visit to Pistoia and its surroundings. We offer tourists a list of some religious sites and churches in Pistoia, some are paid, others require a reservation at the tourist office.

San Domenico

Situated in Piazza Garibaldi and dating back to Two hundred, this magnificent church was rebuilt in the Seventies because of the bombing of military clashes. Inside the visitor can admire some medieval frescoes and beautiful memorial tomb of Philip Lazzari, made by Bernardo and Antonio Rossellino. Continuing towards the cloister you can see the remains of Benozzo dell'Affresco Bozzoli: Ride of the Magi.

Chapel of the Tau or S. Antonio Abate

The chapel is located in front of the church of S. Domenico. Inside are preserved frescoes of great honor dating back to the fourteenth century and the fifteenth century.
Open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00

Chiesa di San Paolo

Chiesa di San Paolo in Pistoia

It is located in Corso Silvano Fedi, continuing eastward from Piazza Garibaldi, on the same side of the Chapel of Tau. The church is shown with a memorable century facade made of stone Verdina inserts with dark green and white. At the top of the facade stands the statue of San Jacopo, attributed to Andrea di Cione of Arkhangelsk, nicknamed the Orcagna.

Chiesa di San Giovanni Fuorcivitas

Situated in Via Cavour, the church was founded in 'VIII century and was rebuilt between the XII and XIV with the addition of green and white facade. Its interior is of great beauty, illuminated by slits highlight the pulpits, made the second diagrams sculptures Tuscan edge. On the left wall, hidden in darkness you can see the Visitation, built in terracotta and attributed to Luca della Robbia.

Madonna of Humility

Continuing in Via Cavour Via Buozzi until you reach the church of Our Lady of Humility, made by a pupil of Bramante and completed by Vasari. Particularly interesting is the large dome by weight, so you had to reinforce the walls to prevent a collapse of the church.
Open daily from 7:45 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00

Duomo di San Zeno

Its loggias, carried out in various orders and its decoration Pisan Romanesque-style cathedral makes a rare example of beauty among all the ecclesiastical monuments in Italy. Inside are stored numerous sculptures, a baptismal font made by Benedict Maiano and a monument dedicated to Cino da Pistoia, diplomat and friend of the poet Dante.
The Cathedral of San Zeno is open daily from 8:00 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 19:00

Chapel of San Jacopo

Inside is a guarded pieces of silver in more developed that can be admired in our country: the dossal of San Jacopo, started in the thirteenth century, I worked for two different drainage artists and craftsmen to the final touch of Brunelleschi, the two halves wonderful figures of prophets on the left side.
The chapel is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 17:30.

San Bartolomeo in Pantano

The abbey is located in the square behind the Palazzo Comunale. The name derives from the fact that around the eighth century this city was a swampy area (in Pantano). The facade remained of by incomplete but high impact. Inside is housed the oldest of these pulpits in Pistoia, was in fact created in 1250 by Guido da Como.

S. Andrea

This wonderful church has a facade decorated by some Pisan Romanesque lions and a panel depicting the Journey of the Magi. The church spread into three naves, the third contains the largest of the pulpits of Pistoia, produced by John Pisano. The pulpit is adorned with decorations depicting the life of Jesus and of universal rating. On the right side of the aisle instead stands out the wooden crucifix.

San Francesco al Prato

Besides all'autostazione of Pistoia is this lovely little church, no particular embellishments but certainly worth a visit. Inside, tourists can linger in admiration of what remains fourteenth century frescoes located in the single aisle of the church, while at East lead to better preserved frescoes adorn the chapels. Of beside the church place a funeral monument dedicated to Aldo Moro.

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