Pistoia, the Italian Capital of Culture

Pistoia has made it!  Beating its rivals, including cities like Spoleto, Ercolano and Parma, Pistoia has won the title of Capital of Culture 2017.

What does this mean?
Each year, The Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Turism selects on city as part of an initiative to support and promote projects relating to culture.
One reason that this little city in Tuscany won was the importance Pistoia has given to culture in its broadest sense for many years.

So, with a calendar packed full of theatre, music, art and activities, Pistoia is gearing up for a full year of cultural enrichment.

The program includes renovating historic monuments to create space for exhibits and will be featuring events showcasing local, Italian and international talents and working with the community to highlight their unique and special cultural profile.


Pistoia, the Italian Capital of Culture, is a city in Tuscany, halfway between Florence and Lucca. Although it’s not as famous as other cities, Pistoia is worth visiting because it treasures fascinating architectural and natural spots.


You have to came to visit Pistoia, the Italian Capital of Culture and walk around the historical centre of the city.

First and foremost, visit Piazza Duomo, among them the cathedral dedicated to San Zeno, and next to the cathedral, you’ll see the Bell Tower.

Another interesting Square is “Piazzetta della Sala“, where during the mornings there is the vegetable market and during the night there is the city’s nightlife.

You have to visit also The Ospedale del Ceppo and the Biblioteca San Giorgio and if you want to relax in the midst of nature, give the Parco Villone Puccini a go.


Events in Pistoia such as festival have become regular features in the city.

Pistoia, the Italian Capital of Culture is a unique opportunity to join them:

–       “Leggera la città” from 6th to 9th April

–       “Pistoia – Dialoghi sull’uomo” from 26th to 28th May

–       “Pistoia Bluse” – between June and July-  the music festival that every year presents the big
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