Historic villas in Pistoia

If during your holidays in Tuscany you stay between Florence and Lucca or Pisa, discover the beautiful historic villas of Pistoia and the historic center of the city.

Pistoia is located between Florence and Prato on the road that led, today as in past centuries, the Florentines towards the sea, Lucca and Pisa. The city has very ancient origins, it was probably founded by the Etruscans and today it offers visitors a beautiful medieval old town. Its countryside is full of small towns to visit and wonderful historical villas.

Among the historical villas of Pistoia, one of the oldest is Villa La Magia in the village of Quarrata. The villa dates back to the fourteenth century. It was a fortress on the slopes of Monte Albano. In 1583 it was bought by the Medici family because of its proximity to the park of the close Villa Poggio a Caiano. The two properties together would, in fact, become one of the largest game reserves of the Medici. Not far from Villa La Magia there is Villa Di Celle which belonged to the Fabroni family. The building dates back to the seventeenth century and it has stone stairs and a fountain in the center of the square. The garden was designed in the nineteenth century and it is particularly rich in statues, grottos, a waterfall, a temple and a pagoda-shaped aviary.

To those who enjoy the sights and wonders of small Tuscan villages built on the mountains, we suggest to visit the Villa Garzoni in Collodi. The giant house with its garden is located on the crest of a hill and appears to block with its building the 'descent' of the many small houses of the village. A beautiful picture postcard of a little-known Italian town you can bring with you!
Read on and find out more details on the historical villas of Pistoia.
A selection of our most requested villas in the area:
Villa Claudio Charming small villa sleeping 9+2 in the countryside around Pistoia, a few kilometres from Montecatini Terme, in Valdinievole. Garden, swimming pool, air conditioning, Internet connection, toys for children. Golf club, riding stable, tennis club and thermal baths in the vicinity. More details
Villa Montecatini Holiday villa in Montecatini, in Valdinievole, in the province of Pistoia. 8 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool, air conditioning, barbecue. Thermal establishments and riding school in the neighbourhood, possibility of organising guided horseback excursions. More details
Villa Barbara Holiday villa with private swimming pool near Pistoia, in Tuscany. Accommodation for 18 people. Panoramic view . More details
Villa Pistoia Country villa dating back to the 19th century in Valdinievole, just a few kilometres from Pistoia. 12/19 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool. Internet connection. Fully fenced 20-hectare estate. More details