Cozy flat in the heart of Tuscany!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Porta Al Borgo, Pistoia, Tuscany 51100, Italy
Barbara
Your host, Barbara
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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: $140
Cleaning Fee: $28
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Barbara is THE perfect host! She is super friendly, very responsive and extremely helpful.
    The flat and surroundings is even more beautiful in reality than one might imagine from the pictures!!
    Thank you so much for everything - hope to return very soon...

    June 2014
    Barbara
    Response from Barbara:

    Thank you so much Michaela for your glowing reference! WoW!
    It's really been a pleasure to share my home with you both!
    Please feel free to come back any time, you will be always welcome!

    June 2014
  • My husband and I enjoyed a lovely, restorative stay in this exquisite, impeccably clean, quiet, and well-located apartment in Pistoia. The location is ideal -- an easy and quick walk to the historic center of the city with its wonderful sites, restaurants, and shops; to the train station; and to the local bus stops. Barbara's apartment is beautifully decorated, inviting, and very charming - you are surrounded by the aesthetic eye and touch of a talented designer. We slept so well in the comfortable bed -- the bed linens were crisp and pressed, and there were two terry cloth robes provided. Barbara was always punctual and responsive in her communication. Barbara's lovely mother, Gabriella, gave us a warm and gracious welcome and was very accessible and easily reached by phone. Gabriella provided us with delicious breakfast food and coffee which we prepared each morning in the well appointed kitchen and then enjoyed on the balcony, with its cheery flowering plants. A true Tuscan experience all around! I cannot wait to return! Thank you, Gabriella and Barbara, for your warm hospitality, generosity, attention, and care. E stata una visita indimenticabile! Vi ringrazio. Un abbraccio forte.

    June 2014
    Barbara
    Response from Barbara:

    Dear Susan, what a wonderful comment! GRAZIE!
    E' stato davvero un grande piacere ospitarti.
    Sei stata una VERY SPECIAL GUEST and it'll be a pleasure meet you once again!
    All the best, un abbraccio

    June 2014
  • Barbara VERY accommodating, well-organized, friendly and quick to respond to questions and needs. Good English. Things happened as promised.

    Apartment is comfortable, peaceful, nicely restored, cleverly designed. 3rd floor of an old building. Beams, polished wooden floors, big double bed. Lots of space and hangers in huge wardrobe. Bedroom window and small balcony off kitchenette look out on to internal court - terracotta roofs of nearby buildings, a characterful old tower, tv aerials and satellite dishes. Study window has views past the old town walls over a car park to terracotta roofs of the suburbs and to the green Apennine hills. Wi-fi. No tv or landline phone. Not a lot of daylight - all these old buildings had small windows in order to keep cool in summer - though plenty of internal lights, mirrors and candles.

    Good base for one or two people. The host is a designer and a lot of thought has gone into the decor, which will suit you if you like glass objects, mirrors, white linen, etc. The study area is simpler - good sized desk and superb Italian counter-balanced desk light.

    5-10 mins. interesting walk to the historic centre, 15-20 mins. interesting walk to the station. Very handy for shops, bars, restaurants, markets and historic buildings. Easy train connections to Lucca, Montecatini, Prato, Florence.

    Pistoia is a great find for us, small enough to walk round comfortably within the old walls, but doesn't feel restricted because it's full of great old buildings, piazzas, churches, alleyways, pedestrian areas. It has a peaceful feel and a great sense of community - not packed with tourists and traffic like Florence. There's always something locally based going on in the beautiful pedestrianized Piazza del Duomo.

    Strongly recommended if you want to experience Tuscany without the crowds.

    May 2014
  • Best ever :)

    May 2014
  • Once again Barbara's home was absolutely perfect stay! We just love it! The location is perfect! It really feels like home! Barbara thank you again and see you soon! :)

    April 2014
  • 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!

    January 2014
  • 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

    October 2013
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Polimoda Firenze
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Faculty/Docente per il Fashion Institute of Technology NYC presso Politecnico di Milano (Campus Bovisa)
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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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