Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The building, situated in the heart of Pistoia between Piazza Della Sala, today home of a charming fruit, vegetable and flower market, and the charming Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) is surrounded by ancient churches, monuments and museums. All the services are close by restaurants, bars, shops, buses and train station.
Pistoia, a hidden jewel in Tuscan crown, is very well connected by public transportations to all Tuscan’s sites and is a perfect starting point to visit this wonderful Italian region. “La Sala” property is made of two completely restored apartments: Vittoria and Virginia.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Viareggio 50 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 20 km, Nearest railway: Pistoia 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Further details indoors|
The whole property can host 6/8 people in total but can be separately rented for little groups of two or four people.
Vittoria can sleep max 4 people and Virginia max 2+1 people. The apartments have high ceilings and large windows which give them a light and airy feeling, they also have parquet flooring, conditioned air and are very tastefully furnished.
The two units have all the appliances you expect to find for a comfortable stay as well as your home.
Comfortable, light, airy scrupulously clean, Virginia apartment is fully equipped and includes:
1) the entrance and a very large living area
2) the fully-equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, freezer, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine,…)
3) the dining area with table and chairs for 4 people
4) a very comfortable sofa bed and and entertainment appliances (TV SAT, DVD player, stereo system)
5) a corridor with a large wardrobe
6) a cosy double bedroom ( kingsize bed or 2 twins)
7) a very nice bathroom with shower.
Virginia apartment, perfect for a romantic vacation, can comfortably sleep up to 2 + 1 guests.
This elegant apartment is at the meantime functional, practical and well connected to public transportation; it is an ideal stay for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or a relaxing break in a typical tuscan town.
Staying at Vittoria apartment is an ideal way for sightseeing churches, museums and shops within walking distance; central position and nice view complete the picture.
The train and bus links from Pistoia make it a fantastic base from which to explore other parts of northern Tuscany.
The train-line runs west to the coast with stops at the chic spa town of Montecatini Terme, (10 minutes away), and on to; Lucca, Pisa and Viareggio.
Florence to the east is less than 30 minutes away and many “Pistoiesi”commute there to study at the University or work in the city.
The ski resort of Abetone lies to the north of Pistoia only 45 minutes away.
If you take the time to search out this hidden jewel in Tuscany’s crown you will not be disappointed and if you truly want to sample Italian life the Tuscan way then a visit to Pistoia is a must.
Stay with us for a a romantic getaway, a family vacation or down time after a stressful day at work.
We await for your arrival at Virginia apartment in Pistoia!
|Further details outdoors|
Our property is located just in the heart of Pistoia historic city centre and is surrounded by lively streets full of shops, restaurants, pubs and coffee bars, most of them have tables and chairs outside.
The train station is 5 minutes walking (500 meters) and car is not necessary.
A free parking is at walking distance but you can take a shuttle that from the parking take you to the apartment.
The shuttle service is every 10 minutes (6 times /hour)
The Tuscany region
The Tuscany region: Tuscany, the cradle of modern European culture, contains treasures of every age and style, from the Etruscan theater and Roman baths at Fiesole, to the majestic Gothic buildings in the medieval town of Siena, to the exceptional art and architecture of Florence. The cities of Tuscany have produced writers, scientists, architects, musicians and artists whose works have literally changed the world.
The immense dome of Florence’s Duomo, designed by Brunelleschi, inspired Michelangelo’s design for the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome, and influenced architecture in towns throughout Italy. Modern science and technology have their roots in the experiments of Galileo and other researchers. Puccini was born in Lucca. Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio broke with traditional Latin and wrote in the Italian language, establishing the Tuscan dialect as Italy’s literary language and things Tuscan as the measure of culture and refinement.
The peaceful Tuscan landscape is primarily rolling hills, with vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees and hilltop villages all bathed in a soft, amber light. To many it seems familiar, and rightly so: during the Renaissance it was often used as the backdrop for the paintings of the masters. The rustic Tuscan farmhouse, made of local stone and set atop a hill flanked by lines of cypress trees, is a sight unique to Tuscany. Silent medieval hilltowns, with their fortified castle walls and church steeples visible in the distance, are a part of the landscape.
Tuscany’s olive groves yield some of Italy’s finest extra virgin olive oil, but the heart of the region is in its vineyards. You can often visit the “Fattorie” (wine estates), to taste, sample and purchase their wines.
In Tuscany the esteem for bread is elevated to reverence. Most Tuscan meals begin with crostini, slices of bread that are lightly toasted and topped with anything from chicken liver to myrtle to olive paste; acquacotta, a thin vegetable soup, and panzanella, a soup made from leftover bread soaked in vinegar and vegetables are among the many bread-based soups. Simplicity and flavor are the guiding principles of Tuscan cooking: pasta, served with a sauce of vegetables or meat; salviata, an omelet with fresh sage; or lesso rifatto con le cipolle, a flavorful stew of leftover boiled beef smothered in long-simmered onions, are classic embodiments of this philosophy.
There is arista, a succulent roasted pork loin, and bistecca alla fiorentina, grilled steak made with the prized Val di Chiana beef. Beans are used in many dishes: soups, salads, pasta, or just sprinkled with olive oil, and spinach is the favorite vegetable. Florence’s sweet bread, schiacciata con l’uva, has been baked since Etruscan times and zuccotto, an elegant dome shaped cake filled with a ricotta cream, is traditional. Vin Santo is one of the region’s renowned sweet wines, often served with cantuccini di Prato, dry almond cookies, for dipping. Among the other great wines of Tuscany are Tignanello, Sassacaia, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and the famous Brunello di Montalcino
Generally speaking, central Italy has a mild climate. Summertime is usually quite hot while autumn and spring may have a very lovely climate. In winter the "Appennini" mountains are often snow-covered for ski lovers happiness.
Northen Tuscany, situated at the foot of the Apennine mountain range, is barely affected by the mild influence of the sea despite it is less than 60 km or 40 miles away from it.
Autumn and spring are sometimes rainy season and it is therefore advisable to carry a raincoat and/or umbrella in your luggage. Winter can get cold especially in January and February. A warm jacket or coat is essential in the winter months.
Set under the Appenine mountains, Pistoia is a tourist mixture of history, art, folk traditions, monuments, nature and gastronomic specialities.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside of hills Pistoia has many monuments to visit.
Pistoia is home to buildings and churches from several art periods and the most beautiful of Pisano's pulpits, whose extremely accurate and realistic bas-reliefs anticipated the perfection of the Renaissance statues.
Duomo apartment is located in the historical centre of Pistoia, a few steps away from the Longobard Piazza della Sala, today home of the most colourful fruit and flower markets and the impressive Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral square), where it is possible to admire buildings which symbolize civil and religious power in the city: the 13th century Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Pretorio, the Romanic cathedral with its silver alter dedicated to the patron saint of the city, St. Jacopo, the baptistery and the ancient Palazzo dei Vescovi, today home of the Museo Capitolare and Museo Archeologico.
Few kilometres away you will find the artistic treasures and monuments of Florence, Siena and Pisa; for those that wish to visit the Tuscan countryside, we guarantee love at first sight, and a pleasant stay immersed in nature and culture where there are limitless possibilities to occupy your free time...
Excursions include discovering historical villages, visiting cities rich in art and history, enjoying thermal spas such as Montecatini Terme and Monsumano Terme with their beauty centres and beauty farms.
Tuscany is also a region full of lush, green golf courses located only 40 minutes by car from our residence. Three 18 holes golf courses in the vicinity are open all year round.
Nearby these Tuscany vacation rental you will find a number of sporting clubs with tennis courts, a thermal spa and pool, horse riding stables and golf courses.
People interested in nightlife; will not remain disappointed because in the surroundings theatres, discotheques, cinema and night clubs can be found.
There are many wine tours in the surrounding area, beyond that in Chiantishire, interesting for wine fans and many wine cellars are opened for the tastings.
We will be however always to your disposition in order to inform to you on the events of greater relief that will be kept in the period of your stay.
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16 Aug 2014
"City Center Convenience"
A clean, well-furnished, air conditioned one bedroom apartment in the center of the old city of Pistoia. The apartment owner, Titti met us at a service station at the outskirts of town, and guided us … More
1 May 2012
"Super Convenient, Comfortable & Classy!"
We stayed in the Virginia apartment for a week, using Pistoia as our base for day trips to Florence (30 mins), Pisa (45 mins) San Gimignano (1 hour), Vinci and various other parts of Tuscany.Couldn… More
16 Oct 2011
"An excellent accommodation"
We recommend this comfortable, spacious, well-appointed apartment in the historic center of Pistoia. Sig. Titti was most accommodating, even when we arrived almost three hours after we expected. She met us, took us to the car park, then with our bags back to the apartment. In addition to orienting us in the apartment, she gave us a little tour of the neighborhood, showing us restaurants, places to buy foods, and the immediate sites.
The apartment is in the historic center, a lively area both day and night. It is very comfortable for two, or for a small family, since access to the bathroom is through the bedroom. It is well-appointed, with lots of pictures on the walls and color-coordinated upholstery and drapery, and plenty of closet and shelf space. There are lots of windows on two sides, with shutters so that one can get ventilation with privacy. There is air-conditioning and a satellite tv with a dvd player (which we did not use).
The location is excellent. The apartment is a minute walk from the Piazza del Duomo. There are numerous shops and a produce market virtually just outside the door. In addition, a variety of bars and restaurants are in the immediate vicinity.
Pisitoia itself is very interesting. The train (about a ten minute walk from the apartment) to Florence, Lucca, Prato, or other destinations is quite convenient. Parking is also about ten minutes away, but we didn't use our car much because the train was so easy to get to.
We recommend this apartment without hesitation.
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