If you have followed me in post #Lillyontheroad in Pistoia, you knowed that was held on the second Sunday of June, a very special event that I have discovered during of the blog tour masterfully organized by Armando of Gazzetta di Pistoia.
Pistoia: another park in the town
But first things first. On Saturday night around the old town of Pistoia you can live the local nightlife, with restaurants and bars everywhere, creating an atmosphere in which it is pleasant to stroll and enjoy the delicious specialties of gastronomy.
A lot of the workers and volunteers work tirelessly. What do they do? Simple! Or maybe not … is not exactly easy.
They place over 2 thousand square meters of grassy meadow true. Yes, you read right.
On Sunday morning early, when the work is completed big thanks to all, the old town has been completely covered by green grass.
I assure you that it’s a sight to see, on a hot summer Sunday, people of all ages animate the city center.
From children that they can roll on the grass under the watchful eye of their parents, the elderly who seek the shade of large trees, which are also arranged to perfection, to the young men sipping cocktails and listening to peers play good music in strategic locations.
During the event, the shops displaying lovely trinkets of all kinds, beauty products and soaps, antiques and Tuscan specialties.
At the farm you can pick up and bring farm animals … and we could maybe get us back? But don’t mess around!
Then there are all sorts of games for the little ones.
Old town of Pistoia
The old town of Pistoia is beautiful in all seasons, its peculiarity is that it is not so famous as the nearby Florence or Pisa, has managed to maintain its identity, without being forced to turn into a tourist attraction took d ‘assault by hordes of vacationers.
Here you can still experience the real Tuscany.
The Duomo and the Baptistery under which to walk and bell tower on which you can also go up.
Just make arrangements with the nearby tourist office on the square.
Of course, we go at the top to admire the view. You can even see the Dome of Florence.
Piazza della Sala
Then Piazza della Sala, a meeting place and place with all gourmet butcher shops that have reinvented their vocation and with their outdoor tables offer the most renowned sausages of local tradition.
The Tuscany’s gastronomy doesn’t need presentation, and we move, after eaten in picnic version, buying around here the Tuscan delicacies.
Come to visit Villa Rospigliosi.
Our busy weekend coming end, but obviously the area of Pistoia offers many other activities. our busy weekend coming end, with dinner at the Agriturismo Abbonbrì and visit to plants nurseries in Pistoia.
At First the Padule of Fucecchio, an area of marsh reeds, water lilies and aquatic ferns where to make bird watching. Sure give us the excuse to come back again in this area.
The only problem will be deciding the program: Valeria when he discovered the existence of the Pinocchio Park doesn’t want to listen reason. Delighted to come back and do it all … but only after visited Pinocchio’s Park!
Who will win? Posterity will judge … but perhaps not too difficult!