Cozy flat in the heart of Tuscany!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Porta Al Borgo, Pistoia, Tuscany 51100, Italy

The Space

Welcome in PISTOIA, the heart of Tuscany!

My cozy and nice flat is based at 3rd floor of an authentic tuscan building in a very CENTRAL LOCATION, perfect to explore and enjoy the town!

The apartment has been detailed designed and renovated
taking care of original stone walls from XVI sec, original marblekitchen sink, wood ceiling, parquet floor.
The new balcony (with the view on the old tower) makes special every moment of the day surrounding by seasonal flowers and strawberry: enjoy at breakfast or for an aperitivo tasting a glass of Chianti wine or watching the full moon in the night.

The little town of Pistoia surprises with its discreet charm enclosed in alleys and squares decorated with historical monuments and palaces, testimony of an ancient artistic past.

Balanced between its history, the beauty of the landscapes and taste of "live well", Pistoia is a corner where to find the harmony of art, the richness of its territory, the frankness of the people and relax the precious life-giving water.

The rate is comprehensive of:
- breakfast
- towels
- bed linen and blankets (duvet etc..)

A private library is available in the studio with art and fahion book, food and photography, fiction and non-fiction books.
Maps and turist information are at your disposal on the table.

Internet (throught USB connection device) is availble and free!

Travellers and tourists on holiday in PISTOIA remain fascinated by its history. In 5 minute walk from my apartment, you can reach the amazing Piazza del Duomo with the monumental Cathedral of Pistoia and nearby the Piazza della Sala, heart of day and night life.

The neirbourgh has everything you need: bakery, pharmacy, cafè and many supermarkets and restaurant walking distance!

Just outside town you'll have the opportunity to reach and admire the most beautiful tuscan amaenities:

- the city of Florence (35km), Lucca (46km) e Pisa (67km)

- relax and enjoy the biggest spa-town in Italy, Montecatini Terme that offers not only the well-known healing waters but also all the modern relax treatments (17km) or visit and relax in the large and fascinating millennial Grotta Giusti in Monsummano Terme with a beneficial relaxing "steam bath"(15km)

- a beautiful Contemporary Art collection hosted in the mysterious Fattoria di Celle, old tuscan villa on Montale's hills (8km).

- The town of Collodi with the Parco di Pinocchio famous worldwide for his given birth to the most famous puppet of all time: Pinocchio. (30km)

- relax and enjoy sunshine and long walks in Versilia and the best shopping in Forte dei Marmi (60km)

- The Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago (60km) lets visitors get in touch with the atmospheres that inspired the world-known Maestro. The great open-air theatre allows audience to enjoy during summer time any opera performance together with the surrounding environment: the stage opens out directly on the suggestive view of Massaciuccoli Lake and the Apuan Alps in the background.

- The ski resort of Abetone can count on many areas where snow lovers can compete in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, or learning within the camps (54km)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $142
Cleaning Fee: $28
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Barbara and Gabriela were once again perfect hosts! This apartment is absolutely perfect! Stefano and I have come to think of it as a home! We are so happy here! I highly recommend staying here! Thank you Barbara! See you soon!

    January 2014
  • First, Pistoia is a wonderful launch pad for exploring north Tuscany. We easily used trains to spend days in Florence and the Cinque Terra. Also, for anyone traveling with a car, the location is great for day trips to anywhere in Tuscany. Also, Barbara's place was truly wonderful. From the moment we walked into the impeccably decorated apartment we felt at home. The five nights we spent in Barbara's flat were the most relaxing days of our trip. Finally, Barbara was a true pleasure to work with. She was organized in communications and incredibly sweet in person!

    January 2014
    Barbara
    Response from Barbara:

    Thank you both for being such great guests! I wish you all the best!

  • Barbara and Gabriela were perfect hosts! Each aspect of this lovely apartment is wonderful! You truly feel as if you're in your own home! My boyfriend and I spent 9 nights in the space and loved every minute! It's exactly as the pictures show! There is something truly magical about this space! We look forward to returning one day!
    I highly recommend it!

    October 2013
    Barbara
    Response from Barbara:

    Thank YOU Nicole! It has been a pleasure to host you and Stefano.
    I wish you all the best!

  • Barbara's appartment is lovely. Me and my boyfriend stayed there to visit Pistoia as well as Florence. I had a hard time to leave the appartment as I felt home right away. So many nice details and great taste!
    The appartment is so beautiful in every way. Also Barbara was so hlelpful, she told me nice places and shops to go. Her mum was very sweet. We had everything we needed and were very happy. We will definitely come again to stay there!
    Thanks again for everything Barbara!

    October 2013
    Barbara
    Response from Barbara:

    Thank YOU Mara for choosing my apartment for your holiday in Pistoia.
    Come back whenever you want, you'll be always welcome!

  • I could not have enjoyed our stay more. Barbara is an amazing host, and her flat is more beautiful than the pictures. I would recommend it highly to anyone who can manage stairs. Loved the view from the balcony. And it was fully stocked with breakfast basics, and cooking essentials. Thank you Barbara for a wonderful part of our vacation

    September 2013
    Barbara
    Response from Barbara:

    Thank you Helen for your lovely comment!
    I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Pistoia, the apartment and breakfast!
    It has been a pleasure to meet you and your husband.

  • Barbara and Gabriella are two of the most generous, helpful, loving, and open hosts I have ever encountered---and this is reflected in the beauty of Barbara's home. Her attention to every detail is exquisite; as an artist I felt stimulated by the beauty in her home without ever needing to leave! The dried herbs hanging in the ancient wooden wardrobe with working key, the self-watering plants on the balcony, lavendar and polka-dotted pot holders, handmade drapery with beautifully textured linen, gorgeous plate and serverware, a variety of tiny spoons, a library filled with inspirational books (english and italian), all of this and more are reasons to stay.
    Barbara and her mother were able to work out several special arrangements for me to make my travels easier and less stressful; they were available immediately when I needed help, and offered not only their advice, but expertise on different areas of Pistoia and its surrounds. I cannot recommend this place enough---and above all else, these people. Staying with them felt like traveling back in time to a moment when unknown visitors and guests were treated as gods; and their kindness will not be forgotten. I learned from them as well as benefited from them. I only hope to have been as good a guest as they were hosts!

    ***

    Sono stata ospita di Barbara e la sua mamma Gabriella 12 notti e mi sono trovata molto benissimo!

    La prima volta che sono entrata nella casa ho sentito qualcosa di magico.
    La sua appartamento è meraviglioso e molto curato, in un posto di strategica per fare la spesa, un giro, ecc., pur essendo immerso nel verde e nella tranquillità della campagna toscana, Non è distante dal centro di Piazza del Duomo e Piazza della Sala.

    Le camere sono molto pulite e arredate con gusto. Barbara è una veramente artista. Il balcone è meraviglioso e molto curato. Barbara e sua mamma Gabriella sono due persone davvero speciale.. ci hanno accolto con grande disponibilità ed amicizia... proprio come a casa.

    Sono molta fortunata di avere soggiornato in un posto così bello con queste meravigliose, generose, persone aperte. Consiglio vivamente!

    September 2013
    Barbara
    Response from Barbara:

    Cara Ariyele, il tuo non è una semplice recensione ma molto di più! E' il capitolo di un libro da leggere all'ombra di un albero, ha il profumo di un bouquet di fiori inaspettato, ha l'entusiasmo di un aquilone gonfio di vento, ha la dolcezza di un abbraccio sincero... proprio come TE.
    Grazie Ariyele per essere stata un'ospite unica ed indimenticabile!
    Barbara e Mamma Gabriella

    PS: .. permettimi di ringraziare Airbnb che ha permesso questo incontro magico...

  • My wife and me had a wonderful 3 nights stay at Barbara's apartment. We love Pistoia and also this apartment a lot, it is cozy, exactly as presented on pictures! You won't be disappointed here, all your needs will be served, apartment and landlord are highly recommended! Very much hope to return one day!

    September 2013
    Barbara
    Response from Barbara:

    Thank you so much Zsolt for such a great comment! Come back whenever you want, you'll be always very welcome guests!

  • Grazie per tutto ! Questo posto è più bello che un albergo **** ! Bravo alla Barbara ! Merci et vive la Toscane ! :)

    November 2013
  • Appartamento molto carino, arredato con cura, completo di ogni confort, compresa una ricca colazione. Abbiamo trovato l'appartamento perfettamente pulito. La posizione è ottima per visitare Pistoia, si raggiunge la piazza del duomo in 5 minuti a piedi. Anche il parcheggio si trova facilmente a poche 100 metri nella piazza antistante.

    November 2013
  • L'appartement de Barbara à Pistoia est un endroit magique ! On s'y sent à l'aise, il est spacieux et en très bon étant avec tout ce qu'il faut ! une mention spéciale à l'adorable balcon. La ville de Pistoia est agréable notamment pour sa taille humaine! Bref c'est un endroit idéal pour profiter d'une italie hors des sentiers battus !

    October 2013
    Barbara
    Response from Barbara:

    Grazie davvero Laurence per il tuo meraviglioso commento! Un grande abbraccio

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* Benvenuto/a ! * Ciao, sono Barbara Adoro Airbnb... è un'esperienza meravigliosa! Ospitalità, cura e rispetto per gli ospiti sono i miei obiettivi. Sarà un piacere ospitarti in uno dei miei appartamenti: a Pistoia, nella straordinaria Toscana e Genova, sul mare. Contattami anche solo per informazioni o aggiungimi alla tua Wish List. Ti aspetto! __________________________ * Welcome ! * Hi, I'm Barbara I love Airbnb... It is an amazing and blessed experience Hospitality, kindness and respect for the guest are my milestones. It will be a pleasure to welcome you in my flats: in Pistoia to visit Tuscany and in Genova to enjoy the italian riviera sea . Feel free to contact me for any questions and save the flats in your Wish List. Have a nice day!
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