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Pistoia, town of roman origin, situated in a charming position at the foot of the Apennines on the highway Firenze-Mare from Florence to the sea, Pistoia is an important agricultural and industrial centre, rich of monuments bearing witness of its mediaeval flourishing-period.
The Dome Square is on itself an incomparable artistic example of the XIIIth, XIVth and XVth century, with the Cathedral containing a very precious silver altar dedicated to S.Jacopo by various artists of the XIIth and XIVth century, the Campanile, and old longobard guard-tower, the Baptistry by Giovanni Pisano, the Townhall Palace (1294) and Palazzo Pretorio.
Very interesting also the other manuments among which particularly worth seeing the churches of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas (XII century) with pulpit by FrÓ Guglielmo (1270), a Visitation by Della Robbia and a holy-water font by Giovanni Piano, San Pier Maggiore, Sant'Andrea (XII century) containing the famous pulpit by Giovanni Pisano (1301), San Bartolomeo in Pantano, important Romanesque monument with pulpy by Guido da Camo (1240). Very appreciable also the numerous antique, buildings, the museums the restored gothic frescoes of the Pistoia School in the Tau Church, the Centro Documentazione Giovanni Michelucci and Fondazione Marino Marini.
A tourist attraction of different character in the zoo CittÓ di Pistoia, very modern and situateded in a lovely position at 4 kilometres from the town, as well as the cultivation of ornamental plants, renowned all over the world.
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