It was in Orsigna, one of the region's small rural towns, that the journalist and writer Tiziano Terzani took refuge at the end of his life. Jo Baier made a film about his final years, entitled 'La fine è il mio inizio', staring Bruno Ganz. The whole town was involved in the film-making, either as actors or helping out the German production crew.
There are also many thermal spas in the Pistoia area. Perhaps the most well-known are in the towns of Montecatini and Monsummano. Montecatini and its thermal waters provided the backdrop for the renowned 'Oci ciornie', directed by Nikita Michalkov, which was shot at the Tettuccio and Leopoldine spas.
Two well-known TV series have also been set in Montecatini. The first is 'Puccini', an historical drama about the life of the famous Italian composer. It was shot at the stunning Tettuccio Spa with its marble architecture and Italian style gardens. The second is 'Milano Palermo', directed by Claudio Fragasso.