Category Archives: PISTOIA

Pistoia Underground Museum

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The Pistoia Underground Museum (Museo Pistoia Sotterranea) is managed by IRSA (Institute of Historical Archaeological Researchof Pistoia). The museum opened in May 2010, has already been visited by thousands of people from worldwide and has various excellences that make it … Continue reading

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Pistoia – City of Worry And Improbable Names

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“La città dei crucci” (=The city of Worries) is a definition which derives from the Poem Pistoia written by Gabriele D’Annunzio in his works “Le città del silenzio” (=The cities of Silence). However, the association between “worries” and Pistoia is … Continue reading

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Pistoia – The history of medicine – The Anatomical Theater

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The Ceppo Hospital, founded in the thirteenth century, soon became the most important health center in the city. The building was enlarged several times over the centuries, especially during the 1348 plague and in the fifteenth century when the wing … Continue reading

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I confetti di Pistoia – Pistoia comfits

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“Birignoccoluti”, (ragged shaped) in Pistoia dialect, otherwise known as comfits, are famous in this region. The white sweets come in many sizes – 5g, 10g, 20g, even enormous 100g and 150g specimens – and their round, irregular, lumpy shape is … Continue reading

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Don’t Run Walk – Discover Pistoia: A Genuine Tuscany Treasure Awaits You – Written by Sean T. Kelly

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If you’ve ever travelled to Tuscany, odds are you’ve spent most if not all of your time in Florence, Pisa, or on public transportation somewhere in between. Thanks mainly to those famous cultural, architectural, and historical marvels that more or … Continue reading

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