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Destination guide

Get off the beaten path in Tuscany's Pistoia Province

Any mention of Tuscany is bound to bring up images of Florence, Lucca, or Pisa. One place that's pretty much off the radar for vacationers but deserves just as much attention is the province of Pistoia. This lovely destination has plenty to offer even the most discerning traveler, from medieval and Renaissance architecture, to colorful festivals, to lush landscapes marked by green, rolling hills and snow-capped mountains. Pistoia vacation rentals will bring you close to the province's charms, which includes some of the best food and flower markets in Europe.

Things to do

Svizzera Pesciatina: A sliver of Switzerland in Pistoia

Did you know that you can visit Switzerland without leaving Pistoia? All you need to do is to make your way to Valleriana, an area north of Pescia and high up in the Pistoia Mountains. Valleriana was dubbed Svizzera Pesciatina, the Switzerland of Pescia, by the Swiss historian Jean Charles Leonard Simonde de Sismondi, who spent the rest of his life there. Valleriana has charming hamlets where you can admire Romanesque architecture, savor regional cuisine, and drink in the mountain views. Valleriana is a popular ski destination, so expect Pistoia vacation rentals there to be busy in winter.

Activities

Time stops in the pastoral Province of Pistoia

In Pistoia, life seems to move at a leisurely pace. You can take it as an invitation to savor everything Pistoia offers—and it definitely has a lot to offer. You can tour the magnificent medieval and Renaissance buildings dotting the province, well preserved against the ravages of time. You can drink in the vibrant colors of its flower markets, which rank among the best in Europe. Or you can hike through protected marshlands in summer or go swooshing down the slopes in winter. Pistoia vacation rentals can let you savor the beauty and color of this Italian commune.

Weather

Don't sweat it under the Tuscan sun

Pistoia experiences 4 seasons: springtime lasts from March to May, summer from June to August, fall from September to November, and winter from December to February. The province's climate is generally mild. However, because it's located inland and bordered by mountains, it can get hot and humid in summer, with temperatures peaking at 91 degrees. Constant rainfall can make winter in Pistoia chilly, with temperatures dipping to 35 degrees. If you want to see Pistoia at its best, head there in spring, when its famous flower nurseries bloom with color.

Natural features

Dip your fingers and toes in "The Breadbasket of Rome"

As a province of Tuscany, Pistoia belongs to the region referred to in Roman times as the breadbasket of Rome. Pistoia is mostly hilly and its plains are limited, but the land is rich enough to support a strong agricultural base. The cities of Pistoia and Pescia in particular are known for their flower nurseries. The rivers Nievole and Pescia flow through the province; they converge in a marshland called Padule di Fucecchio, a sanctuary for migrating birds. The Pistoia Mountains, a portion of the Apennine mountain range, looms large over the province.

How many vacation rentals are available around Pistoia, IT?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,026 vacation rentals around Pistoia. From 711 house rentals to 49 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Pistoia?

If you are seeking some time out from the concrete jungle, then listen up! Leave all that noisy hustle and bustle behind and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the countryside. Vrbo has 1,029 rural vacation rentals in this destination. After a different vacation vibe? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our selection here includes:

  • 549 village vacation rentals.
  • 332 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 326 town vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Pistoia?

Having room to move, cooking your own meals, sprawling views — if any of this appeals to you, an apartment rental could be an excellent choice. Vrbo has 1,307 for you to check out here. How does $34 a night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't suit your squad's taste, we've got a range of other rental options to choose from, such as:

  • House: 793 vacation homes. Prices start from $28 per night.
  • Villa: 731 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Farmhouse: 192 vacation homes. Prices start from $45 per night.

Can I stay in Pistoia in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable vacation is relaxing with your favorite people in an exciting new place. If you'll be visiting with a big group, Vrbo has options for you. Why not have a peek at the 275 apartment vacation homes featured here? They're the most popular choice for large groups of guests. If you're traveling in a large group, the vacation rentals that can meet your needs include:

  • Are you searching for vacation homes that can house 6 people? We have 641 that will be perfect. The prices start from $33 per night.
  • Require a rental property for 5 people? We have 394 that will be ideal. You can book one for as little as $28 per night.
  • Trying to find properties for rent catering to 8 people? You'll be glad to learn we have 260 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as $65 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your grandma and all your besties to Pistoia.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Pistoia?

Vrbo has a variety of excellent cost-conscious rentals. Treat your group to a lavish night out or stay for a few extra days with all the moolah you save. Quarrata is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 1,010 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $111 a night, it isn't hard to see why. Another 1,281 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Pistoia. With an average price of $114 per night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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