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  Pistoia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pistoia (ancient Pistoria) is a city in the Tuscany region of Italy, the capital of a province of the same name, located about 30 km (18 mi) west and north of Florence.
Pistoia remained a Florentine holding except for a brief period in the 14th century, when Castruccio Castracani captured it for Lucca, and was officially annexed to Florence in 1530.
Pistoia always had a bad reputation; Dante mentioned Pistoia as the home town of Vanni Fucci, who is encountered in Inferno tangled up in a knot of snakes while cursing God, and Michelangelo called the Pistoiese the "enemies of heaven".
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 Pistoia on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
87,830), capital of Pistoia prov., Tuscany, central Italy, at the foot of the Apennines.
Pistoia was under Roman rule from the 6th cent.
Hampered by wars and by internal strife between the Blacks and the Whites (these factions were transferred from Pistoia to Florence), it fell under the hegemony of Florence in the 14th cent.
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PISTOIA, SYNOD OF, a diocesan synod held in.
1786 under the presidency of Scipione de Ricci (1741-1810), bishop of Pistoia, and the patronage of Leopold, grand-duke of Tuscany, with a view to preparing the ground for a national council and a reform of the Tuscan Church.
In spite of the hostile attitude of the great majority of the bishops, Bishop de Ricci issued on the 31st of July a summons to a diocesan synod, which was solemnly opened on the 18th of September.
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Pistoia was a provincial city of about 11,000 in the early fourteenth century located in the region of Tuscany, less than thirty kilometers northwest of Florence.
And that gatekeeper of the city of Pistoia guarding the gates of the said city shall not permit those coming or returning to the said city of Pistoia from the said cities of Pisa or Lucca, their districts or counties to enter the said gates on penalty of £ 10...
Citizens of Pistoia, its district and county returning to the city, district or county will be allowed to bring with them the linen or woolen cloths they are wearing and those for personal use carried in luggage or a small bundle weighing 30 pounds or less.
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 PISTOIA - LoveToKnow Article on PISTOIA
During the middle ages Pistoia was at times a dangerous enemy to Florence, and the scene of constant conflicts between the Guelphs and Ghibellines; it was there that the great party struggle took place which resulted in the creation of the Bianchi and Neri factions (see Dante, Inferno, XXjV.
In the early development of architecture and sculpture Pistoia played a very important part; these arts, as they existed in Tuscany before the time of NiccolalPisano, can perhaps be better studied in Pistoia than anywhere else; nor is the city less rich in the later works produced by the school of sculptors founded by Niccola.
In the 14th century Pistoia possessed a number of the most skilful artists in silver-work, a wonderful specimen of whose powers exists now in the cathedral-the great silver a]tar and frontal of St James, originally made for, the high altar, but now placed in a chapel on the south side.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PI/PISTOIA.htm   (702 words)

Pistoia participated in the Risorgimento not only with the sacrifice of Attilio Frosini, Sergio Sacconi and Torello Biagioni, killed by the Austrians - not to mention the many others who fought for independence - but also through the philanthropy and art patronage of Niccolò Puccini (vs 21/22).
In 1848 the Grand Duke named Pistoia capital of a cornpartment and it was given a prefecture; just three years later it was degraded - as a punishment, it is said, for the city's pro-unification stance - to the level of sub-prefecture.
The Fiorentine Republic under Pier Soderini; Pistoia Is devastated by fighting between opposing Panciatichi and Cancellieri factions for the nomination of Administrator of the Ospedale del Ceppo.
www.comune.pistoia.it /eng/scoperta_02_eng.html   (1061 words)

With the extension of the Cassia road as far as Lucca, Pistoia consolidated its importance in the territory even though the only notable event that involved the city was the defeat of Cataline and his followers in an undefined locality of the ager pistoriensis in January 62 B.C..
In this period Pistoia was surrounded by a city wall (vs8) and the center of the city was organized around the curtis domini regis (vs4).
During the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Pistoia distinguished itself for its strong economic growth; as a consequence the city carne to control a large territory that exceeded what is today the province of Pistoia.
www.comune.pistoia.it /eng/scoperta_01_eng.html   (759 words)

 Pistoia: photos, information, travel guide, touristic information, history
The history of Pistoia can be traced in the Roman period, at the beginning of the second century before Christ Pistoia was probably a fortified city (a Roman oppidum) that served as a supply post for the legions.
In the fifth century Pistoia became a bishopric and was sacked by the Radagaiso Goths (405 B.C.).
During the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Pistoia distinguished itself for its strong economic growth; as a consequence the city came to control a large territory that exceeded what is today the province of Pistoia.
www.colonialvoyage.com /viaggi/itapistoia.html   (612 words)

 Italy vacation rental, Agostini's Country House, Pistoia, Firenze Chianti Mugello, Toscana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pistoia, remembered as the 'cradle of gardens', is today the Italian capital of plant and flower nurseries : all around our house you can enjoy a unique panorama : trees and flowers of all kinds encircled by the hills of Montalbano and the Apennines.
Pistoia is the best starting point to visit Florence because you are only half an hour away : you can go there everyday and at the same time you live in quiet place, away from traffic and noise.
In the province of Pistoia you can enjoy the famous termal baths of Montecatini and Monsummano Terme; Collodi - the birthplace of the author of Pinocchio; Vinci - where the Renaissance genius Leonardo was born- and several typical villages in the mountains, as Cutigliano and Abetone where you can ski in wintertime.
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 Tarocco Storico del Palio di Pistoia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The title refers to the yearly festival in the town of Pistoia, and the horse races which award a prize banner to the winner.
On one side of the sheet is the history of Pistoia as told by Folchi, who uses each of the Trumps to illustrate characters or events by inserting them into the appropriate place in the story.
Pistoia, a province of Tuscany, officially enacted their own statutes in 1177, being one of the first Italian city-states to do so.
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 Hotel Pistoia Tuscany Italy apartments @ Torre di Catilina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An itinerary through Pistoia's historical testimonies must undoubtedly start from the Cathedral's square 'Piazza del Duomo', which, as well as being the heart of the ancient town, is also one of the most stirring urban settings in Tuscany.
During the 14th century, the area in front of the church, site of an older religious building, was chosen to construct the octagonal Baptistery, characterized by a typical covering layer of white and green marble coming from Prato arranged in horizontal stripes.
It is only two kilometers away from the town of Pistoia and thanks to the motorway junction one can easily reach several towns all over Tuscany which are well-known for their art and beauty.
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 hotel in pistoia
The Hotel Leon Bianco is situated in the historic centre of Pistoia in a quiet area not far from the Piazza del Duomo, and ten minutes on feet from railway station.
For those wishing to visit Tuscany, Pistoia is in an ideal position close to all the main tourist centres.
Pistoia itself merits a visit because of its numerous and important museums, namely the Marino Marini Foundation, the characteristic Piazza della Sala, the Hospital del Ceppo and many other important monuments.
www.sleepingitaly.com /youritalyhotel/eng/hotel/pistoia-pistoia.php   (775 words)

 Tuscany Charming :::...::: Pistoia
It has authoritatively been defined not by chance "center of small art"; whereas the adjective doesn't want to represent a diminution, but it means that the city cannot be visited and fully inclusive in his specific also with a non long visit.
Zenonis, Rufini et Felicis is mentioned for the first time in a notarial action worded in September of 923, but a cathedral church had to exist to Pistoia at least since the V century.
The jobs procedettero with a certain quickness under the direction of Future Vitoni (Pistoia 1522) up to 1513: to this date the church had already completed the hallway and the octagon up to the first order of the chapels.
www.tuscany-charming.it /en/places/pistoia.asp   (3236 words)

 Paros Life - Paros - Pistoia - by Vicki Preston, November 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The city of Pistoia has for a number of years been developing in a new and original direction to promote its cultural, historical and artistic heritage and to organize venues and events for cultural tourists.
Pistoia has been named one of Italy's prestigious "Città d'Arte" and takes this role very seriously, giving the city an outstanding reputation with visitors and making it an excellent model for other towns and cities to learn about managing public spaces, restoration of classical buildings and hosting cultural programmes and events.
Noting other connections between Greece and Pistoia, he mentions that there will be an exhibition in Athens at the end of November of the internationally acclaimed sculptor Marino Marini from Pistoia and the fact that Pistoia's Breda Trains were just awarded the contract to build trains for the Athens Metro.
www.paroslife.gr /story.html?story=432&issue=76   (1511 words)

 Pistoia : Introduction | Frommers.com
An ancient Roman town (Catiline and his conspirators were defeated here in 62 B.C.) built against the foothills of the Apennines, Pistoia is another city whose proximity to Florence causes many travelers to pass it by on their way to Lucca or Pisa.
Political arguments in Pistoia were historically decided by secret assassinations, performed with the aid of the daggers, called pistolese, produced by the city's famous metalworking industry.
The town's biggest modern industry is horticultural, and Pistoia's peripheral "industrial zone" is a Dr. Seuss miniature landscape of ornamental trees and shrubbery lined up in orderly rows.
www.frommers.com /destinations/pistoia/2541010001.html   (432 words)

 Plants Information
The geographical location of Pistoia is particularly suitable for the quick development of outdoor plants: the mountains protect the plants from the cold northern winds and at the same time they are a source of water in abundance.
Pistoia is situated in an alluvial plane where the terrain is unique: it is both loose and clayey at the same time, perfectly suitable for the growth of the roots.
Such characteristics, in short, are some of the reasons for which Pistoia has been the worldwide tree nursery capital for over 150 years.
www.piantemati.it /plants_information.htm   (740 words)

The city of Pistoia is situated at the foot of the Apennines in the valley of the Ombrone.
Opposite the cathedral is S. Giovanni Rotondo, the former baptistery; it is an octagonal structure, the work of Andrea Pisano (1333-59), with decorations by Cellino di Nese; the font itself is a square base with four wells, surmounted by a statue of St.
The first mention of a Bishop of Pistoia is in 492, though the name of this prelate, like that of another Bishop of Pistoia, referred to in 516, is unknown.
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 PATERNO - Pistoia Tuscany Villas - Pistoia, Italy - Rental Property - Vacation Rentals. Choose your accommodations in ...
Ancienne Maison is situated in the midst of peace and greenery in the gentle hills separating Lucca from Montecatini, among olive groves, in a splendid panoramic position.
Two apartments in a wing of a farmhouse that is occasionally inhabited by the owners, situated in the hills of Pistoia (300 m a.s.l).
Set under the Appenine mountains, Pistoia is a tourist mixture of history, art, folk traditions, monuments, nature and gastronomic specialities.
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Held 18 to 28 September, 1786, by Scipio de’ Ricci, Bishop of Pistoia and Prato.
Made Bishop of Pistoia and Prato, the most populous of the Tuscan dioceses, 19 June, 1780, he planned and energetically pursued, with the encouragement of Pius VI, the work of much-needed reform, but influenced by the times, his zeal came to be marked by reckless audacity.
With characteristic energy and prevision he prepared for the council by inviting from without his diocese, theologians and canonists notorious for Gallican and Jansenistic tendencies, and issued to his clergy pronouncements which reflected the dominant errors of the times.
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 Cortona, Arezzo, Pistoia
Every time I would yell that this was a "fabulous ride," Carol would remind me that it was a road, not a ride, and that we were not in an amusement park.
Pistoia is about 20 minutes from the Florence airport.
It is a small city, manageable in size, with a surprising number of fashionable boutiques, a far cry from its reputation in medieval times, when it was a hotbed of violence and intrigue.
www.farklempt.com /Travels/Tuscany.Umbria.0105/index7.html   (671 words)

 Pistoia - ZeroDelta.net: Your Travel Guide to Italy
Situated to the margin of Appennino of the Tuscany and on the right shore of Ombrone, it is presented with an almost magical landscape enriched from small country grouped between of their and coiled from fourteenth-century tack of romaniche origin.
ARGENTARTE - contemporary correspondences on Tuscan soil July 23 - In the Fortezza Spagnola of Porto Santo Stefano, on the Promontory of Mount Argentario (Grosseto) are calles to expose their recent works four artists.
Live The necessary informations to spend a stay, short or long that is, in our country: how to have a means of transport, how to confront an emergency, where do shopping, where and how deal with the formality, thing do to marry itself, where live the actual religiousness.
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 Villa rental Florence (environs) - Villa Guelfa - Pistoia - Tuscany - Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Villa Guelfa is located in a residential area just outside the medieval town of Pistoia, approx.30 km.
Villa Guelfa sits on a hill top, enjoying breathtaking views southwards across Pistoia as far as Florence, where the Duomo, on a clear day, is visible in the distance.
The living room opens onto a magnificent terrace overlooking Pistoia and its surroundings.
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 Gente di Toscana - Pistoia
n the centre of Quarrata, a village nearby Firenze, Prato, Pistoia, far few km from Medicea Villas of Poggio a Caiano and of Artimino, apartment with diningroom/kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, terrace, indipendent entrance, suitable for 4 persons.
Originally the castle belonged to the noble family of Vivarelli Colonna from Pistoia.
On 30th October 1754, Andrea Colonna, Gabriello Vivarelli's son, bought a piece of woodland area, a holding and a villa on the right side of the church, previously owned by Antonio Tani, from the Law Court of Pistoia.
www.genteditoscana.it /pistoia/pistoia_ing.htm   (272 words)

 Tarocco Storico del Palio di Pistoia
On one side of the sheet is the history of Pistoia as told by Folchi, who uses each of the Trump names to illustrate characters or events by inserting them into the appropriate place in the story.
The story of the ancient cities of Italy involves their struggle for independence from the Emperors and Bishops that fought to dominate these provinces during the first millennium.
Strength card, an archetype of St. George, shows the bravery of a Paladin who symbolizes the overthrowing of a dark historical condition.
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 Cino Da Pistoia --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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city and capital of Pistoia province, in the Tuscany (Toscana) regione, north-central Italy.
Pistoia city lies in the valley of the Ombrone River, with a semicircle of pleasant hills (part of the Apennines) to the north.
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