We begin in the historic centre of Pistoia, a city of Roman origins where you can admire piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful in Italy, overlooked by the elegant Cathedral of San Zeno, a spectacular Romanesque building which dates back to before the year 1000, with the typical black and white marble façade embellished with a 14th-century portico, later decorated with a terracotta lunette by Andrea della Robbia. Inside you can admire different artworks, including the silver altar of San Jacopo, made during the 13th and 14th centuries by the best goldsmiths of the time.
From here you can go and visit the Parish Church of Sant’Andrea where the pulpit of Sant’Andrea is kept, a masterpiece by Giovanni Pisano built between 1298 and 1301, featuring carved scenes of the life of Christ. You can’t miss out on a trip to the ancient Ospedale del Ceppo, one of the symbols of the city with its loggia embellished with magnificent Robbian decoration, nor to the former church of Tau, a 14th-century chapel frescoed with a particularly beautiful pictorial cycle.
The tour ends at Palazzo Fabroni, a house-tower transformed into a contemporary art centre with a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.