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Pistoia: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour with A Local Guide

1. Pistoia: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour with A Local Guide

After the successful restoration of buildings and monuments, Pistoia has opened its gates to visitors from all over the world to introduce its historical and architectural heritage to people. Discover this hidden gem in Tuscany and immerse in its beautiful architecture, medieval churches, art museums, and great gastronomy. Follow your guide to the historic center. Visit the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Church of Sant'Andrea, and San Giovanni Fuoricivitas. See the Ospedale del Ceppo with the Museum of Health, which boasts a rich collection of surgical instruments that belonged to the medieval medical school. The 11th-century palace of Palazzo dei Vescovi houses several museums. You can tour the Civic Museum, which collects the most significant examples of art in Pistoia from the 13th to the 20th century. Delve into local historical crafts at the Marino Marini Museum or the Embroidery Museum. Get introduced to the region's traditions and gastronomy by trying the famous Confetti Ricci of Pistoia or brignoccoluto in a historic pastry shop.

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