Welcome to PISTOIA, in the heart of Tuscany!
My cozy and nice flat is based at 3rd floor (no elevator) 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:
- 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)
[ I am happy to provide you my own PRIVATE apartment. I'll be even happy if you'll be keen to live in it in the RESPECT of the objects, with GOOD EDUCATION attitude and the CLEAN behaviour.
Knowing that the goods like WATER and LIGHT are precious, I'll appreciate your own contribution: turn off the lights when not needed and using water sparingly. Thank you!
Wow!!, what an amazing apartment this was. Barbaras super comfy and cozy apartment is extremely well designed and perfect for a couple. It is well located with only a 10 minute walk to the heart of the city. Just across from the carpark (behind the apartment) there was a coffee shop where I got the best coffee of our whole Tuscan adventure. Barbara and her mum were very helpful and sweet (even when we msged with dumb questions). Highly recommend!!
The hostess was very accommodating. The interaction made it seem like I was family. I cannot think of any way to improve on this experience. I will do this again.
Barbara was such a great host and so was her mother, who helped us with keys and settling in. The apartment is perfect. Everything was well thought out for a perfect holiday. Barbara even stocked for us so the pantry and fridge were full on arrival. The bed eas the most comfortable we've had to date in Italy. It's also perfectly located a short walk from the centro storico and all the nice shops & restos. Also there's a supermarket and free parking a short walk from the apartment. A memorable and relaxing holiday. Formidable.
Looking for a place to stay in area Barbara´s apt brought us to Pistoia. And it was great choice! Barbara and her mother are very nice, attentive and punctual. Appartment is delightful, clean, very well equiped and always welcomes you with a nice smell. Located in the center but quite in the night. Fresh garden on balcony is lovely. We had wide choice of food and drinks for breakfast, bottle of wine in the fridge. Barbara wrote for us the very tempting list of places where to go in and around Pistoia we were not able to do in a couple days. And Pistoia? Somehow with mediterranean atmosphiere, vibrant historic centre, nice people, fruit and vegetable market, great food, chic restaurants and bakeries.
Barbara, thank you for bringing us to Pistoia.
We absolutely loved Barbara"a apt. It was beautiful and clean. She left us some food and wine in the refrig which was so nice. We felt so at home there. The bed was so cozy!The town was wonderful to be apart of. It was easy to get to. It was nice to enjoy some quiet time but yet we were able to use the train to get to many other places of interest. Barbara also was very helpful. Thank you for sharing your beautifully decorated apt with us. We would definitely come back for another stay. Best regards Heidi and jimmy
Barbara's flat is fantastic. She was out of town when I arrived but her mum was there to meet me and ably communicated where everything was and all the other important stuff (such as the welcoming fridge and its generous contents - I think this is the only place I've ever stayed where I could make a nice cup of tea (with milk, UK-style) without having to buy anything. And there was wine, and coffee, and food.)
There's a great (powerful) shower, and a bath. The bed's comfortable. There's an air-conditioner (which I didn't need in September, though I did use the fan on a warm night.) The kitchen is well-equipped. The location five minutes walk from the main square and all the shops and restaurants (I particularly recommend Capatano Locanda on via Di Stracceria.)
I don't really have any reservations, though I would say the flat is a little bit shadier than the photos might suggest, since the windows are fairly small for its overall size. This no doubt helps keep it cooler in during the summer months, however.
Since I spent a decent portion of my five days there lying around reading books, my favourite bits were the lovely, private balcony and the sofa, which is ridiculously comfortable. Also there's no TV, which is kinda nice if you want to get away from things (as I did.)
As for Pistoia, it's a great spot for a Tuscan holiday; a charming town with lots of friendly places for a bumbling non-Italian-speaker to eat and drink and lots of train connections. Easy reach to Pisa, the beach at Viareggio, beautiful Lucca, and of course Florence. Yet far removed from oppressive tourist crowds.
Barbara is a very nice host. She gave us all the informations we needed. Even if we didn't meet her personally, she answered to all of our questions and she gave us good tips :).
The apartment was clean and cozy and it looks like the description. It has also a nice terrace. We had everything we wanted. The bed was comfortable.
We had a good time there. Prato is a quiet town and you can be by train in one hour in Florence or Viareggio.
Thanks Barbara and we hope to meet you some day :)
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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.
* 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!