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San Jacopo Orchard Park

An original naturalistic walk through more than 200 different types of fruit trees.

Pistoia

 

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Via Ciliegiole, 97 – Green area close to the San Jacopo's Hospital

This truly unique park, to be both admired and "tasted", is to be found in Pistoia. There are more than 200 different types of fruit, mostly local Tuscan ones.

The San Jacopo Orchard Park is a park which is unique in its kind, where you can walk, relax and enjoy eating tasty fruit, even picking them directly from the trees.

The Park covers roughly two hectares of cultivated land with over three hundred plants, laid out in rows, through which you can actually walk while appreciating an original and naturalistic pathway.

Parco frutteto San Jacopo
Parco frutteto San Jacopo

The project

It was thanks to the bequest made by Giovanni Tesi that this project was realized: he was a botany and fruit tree enthusiast who, during his lifetime, skilfully selected and collected seeds and fruit, thus conducting important research into botanical archaeology.

Fruit trees

There are more than 200 different types of fruit – mostly local Tuscan ones – among which you can find pears, apples, plums, cherries, mulberries and grapevines. Entrance to the park and fruit-eating are both free of charge.

This Orchard-Park, in many ways really unique in Italy, has been created by the Municipality of Pistoia in collaboration with Azienda Usl Toscana Centro, Romiti Vivai di Pietro e Figli, and Legambiente Pistoia.

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