History of Pistoia, Art and Culture

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The Cathedral of Pistoia

Cathedral of San Zeno, the Cathedral of Pistoia

The tourist who comes from Pisa or Lucca recognize the Romanesque-style cathedral of Pisa, Pistoia, C

attedrale of San Zeno, with its three kinds of loggias, fourteenth century the beautiful porch and the typical decorative strips of black and white marble.

The inside of the Duomo raffinata holds an exhibition of sculptures, first of all the wonderful baptismal font on the entrance wall built by Benedetto da Maiano, and on the wall right place a monument Cino to be dedicated to Pistoia. Soon after, in the right aisle is the chapel of San Jacopo, where tourists can enjoy a piece of silver more precious in Italy: the dossal of San Jacopo, almost one ton heavier and composed of 628 well-sculpted figure. The dossal is still a superb work of gold.

Continuing left in the chapel of the cathedral are the main altar, with his left bust of Bishop Donato de 'Medici and the famous Madonna di Piazza.

To the left of the facade of the cathedral is the campanile, once watchtower Lombard was later decorated with Romanesque arches and a tower in the Gothic style. On top of the tower you can see the battlements dovetail, a symbol of faith Ghibelline of the city. Tourists who want to visit the tower must book a visit at the office tourism.

Located in front of the cathedral's Baptistery, in Gothic style was designed by Giovanni Pisano and was completed in mid-fourteenth century by Cellino of Nese.

Useful information for tourists

Tourist Office
Piazza del Duomo, 4
From Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 18:00
Telephone 0573 216 22

Cathedral of San Zeno
Square Dome
Every day. 08:00 - 12:30 / 16:00 - 19:00

Chapel of San Jacopo, inside the dome
Piazza del Duomo
From Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 12:30 / 15:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 08:00 - 11:30 / 16:00 - 17:30
Admission: 3.62 euros / 2.00 euros reduced

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