Pistoia has been elected Italy’s City of Culture for 2017. We dropped into this neglected Italian beauty of a city on our way back from Florence as we’d heard there was a chocolate festival on.
The festival itself turned out to be a slight affair but at least it provided a break in our journey. The amazing things Italians do with their hand-crafted chocolates!
We’ll certainly be spending more time in Pistoia this year and will also try not to miss its famous blues festival. There’s more information about visiting Pistoia at: