Church of San Leone
A true jewel of 18th century Pistoia art, brought back to its original glory by a recent restoration. It now holds temporary exhibitions.
Former Church of the Tau
The church is dedicated to Sant’Antonio Abate who is usually depicted holding a T (tau)-shaped walking stick and a little pig at his feet.
Basilica of the Madonna dell’Umiltà
Its imposing dome, designed by Giorgio Vasari, went on to become one of the Pistoia’s most prominent symbols.
Church of Sant’Ignazio di Loyola (Spirito Santo)
The church houses the high altar, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and the great altarpiece, by Pietro Berrettini da Cortona, depicting the Apparizione di Cristo a Sant’Ignazio.
Church of San Francesco
The monasterial complex of the Church of San Francesco is a wonderful work of architecture dating back to the 12th century.
Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas
The church was originally built outside the town walls, hence the name Fuorcivitas, meaning “outside the city”
Cathedral of San Zeno
The Cathedral houses the silver altar, one of the most prominent works of Italian and European Gothic goldsmithery, and a relic of Saint James.
Church of Sant’Andrea
The church features a magnificent pulpit, with white marble reliefs and porphyry columns, and two painted wooden crucifixes, which are attributed to the work of Giovanni Pisano.