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Things to do in Province of Pistoia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Amusement Park
“This is the park in memory of the writer of the book Pinocchio that lived in this town”
  • 53 locals recommend
Sublocality
“In Collodi, a small town about half an hour away from Lucca, you can visit the very original Pinocchio Park dedicated to the famous long-nosed marionette. The park is set up completely outdoors. Walking inside the large garden, surrounded by the well-cared after vegetation, you’ll find all the main protagonists of the story: Pinocchio, the Fairy with Turquoise Hair, the Cat and the Fox and many other characters from the novel virtually accompany visitors and remind them some of the most relevant passages of the book. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Zoo Exhibit
“One of Italy's largest and most appreciated zoo gardens. Very enjoyable for families with kids. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Nature
“A great experience that our territory allows is the Canyon Park: it is an aerial route, consisting of metal cable ways and tibetan bridges, located in one of the narrowest gorge of the Lima creek valley, just near the village of Bagni di Lucca. Visitors can also swim and dive into the creek or try the paddle board experience.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Orrido di Botri includes some very famous caves with impressive stalagmites and stalactites. Guided tours will take you into the depths of the mountains and tell you all about this beautiful area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Resort, spa con piscina termale, spa diving, fangoterapia, terapia in grotta, centro fitness.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Financial or Legal Service
“Breathtaking suspension bridge, once the longest in the wolrd. Challenge yourself and cross it! There's no entrance fee.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Cute little market square in Pistoia's historic center. There are plenty of food shops, restaurants, pubs, wine bars to enjoy at lunch, dinner or even at night, when the square is full of youngsters. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“n Vinci, where Leonardo was born and where he drew early inspiration for his studies and paintings, the Leonardo Museum presents one of the most extensive and most original collections.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“One of the most beautiful Tuscan squares! The square is surrounded by important monuments: the San Zeno Cathedral and its bell tower, the Baptistery, the Bishops' Palace, the Municipal Palace or Palace of Janus and the Praetorian Palace, now the seat of the Court.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“golf course to 18 holes in the wonderful scenery of the Tuscan countryside .”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“On other of the main drinking water curative spa in town, p et obably the larger one ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lovely peaceful location to relax with local people at the weekend. Enjoy some great local bars and cafes around the lake too.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Un percorso diverso dal consueto, infatti si visita una parte della città che non si vede, al di sotto del manto stradale; un percorso che si sviluppa per ca. 700 metri dove si potranno ammirare testimonianze architettoniche (che non vi svelo per lasciare a Voi la scoperta!!!) Importante: percorso adatto ai disabili e attrezzato per i non vedenti con pannelli tattili.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Establishment
“LE MORETTE: This trail is particularly suitable for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. The trail starts at the Castelmartini Visitors’ Centre that provides plenty of documentation on the wetlands: photographic exhibitions on the flora and fauna, local handiwork made from the marshland grasses and a well supplied library. From here follow the road signs for the Nature Reserve. The route follows a panoramic road as far as the Morette Harbour, where it is best to leave your car before reaching the bridge. This harbour in the Marshes is one of the few cases of a four-sided structure built of bricks on three sides, showing how important the little port once was, serving as more than just a local berthing. The walk through the marshland basin begins after the bridge over the Terzo Canal. In front, set in the middle of a Poplar stand, is the Criachi Hut, where a plaque commemorates the victims of the holocaust. Continuing northwards along the banks of the canal, you will find the educational panels for the Provincial "Le Morette" Nature Reserve. Through careful management and restoration, the Province of Pistoia has recreated favourable environmental conditions for stop-over and breeding grounds for many species of birds. After several more hundred metres stands the Green (or Biagiotti) Hut that has been refurbished into a wildlife observatory. Look through the slits of the screens for a view of the stretches of open waters inside the Reserve, with their margins protected by extensive reed beds. Opposite the observatory, during the spring and summer months, some of the emerging bushes and the large reed thicket support the heronry, with nests belonging to seven different species of heron; in the autumn and winter the pools of water are home instead to thousands of ducks, coots and other overwintering water birds. The best time of the year to visit the Reserve is Spring, from March to the first half of June. In the summer the best times are dawn and dusk to avoid the hottest hours of the day. From September to January the best days of the week are Tuesday and Friday (when hunting is prohibited) because the Reserve is surrounded by areas where hunting is permitted”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious food. Don’t be scared away by the 70’s table cloth :-) The Bistecca alla Fiorentina is stunning.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Resort, spa con piscina termale, spa diving, fangoterapia, terapia in grotta, centro fitness.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious food. Don’t be scared away by the 70’s table cloth :-) The Bistecca alla Fiorentina is stunning.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“If you like meat you 've found the right place! If you like your meat you've found the right place. Nearby there is a grocery with selected products.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous local trattoria. All homemade and locally grown produce. Hand rolled pasta, slow cooked ragu, freshly picked mushrooms, local wines and great desserts. A must.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Fra i primi e migliori ristoranti del centro storico, anche gluten free. Ottima cucina locale in un atmosfera conviviale.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Rinomato ristorante sulle colline lucchesi. Situato nel caratteristico paese di Montecarlo offre piatti deliziosi per la vista e per il palato. Ottima cucina e vista mozzafiato!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can walk to this restaurant or cycle / drive, with beautiful scenic views of the valley. Approx 20 min walk”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend

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