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Fortezza di Santa Barbara, Pistoia
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Santa Barbara Fortress in Pistoia

Represents important example of military architecture from the grand ducal period

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The fortress complex was built by Florentines during the early part of the 14th century in an effort to control the city of Pistoia. After being abandoned for a period, it was reconstructed in the 16th century by G.B. Bellucci and Bernardo Buontalenti. The Santa Barbara chapel inside the fortress was built in 1580 on request of the Pistoia bombers.

Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays 8.15-13,30; closed Mondays
Price: free
Handicap access: Partial, excluding the walkway

viale Arcadia/Piazza d'Armi
Tel. 0573 24212

History, nature and food in the shade of the Apennines
A captivating Roman city, Pistoia is a place that wows art lovers and tourists in search of centuries-old traditions. Poets and writers have always praised its charms, calling it the "city of enchanted stone" and the "city of wide streets and beautiful churches". ...