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Pescia Travel guide
Pescia : Michelin's recommendations
Founded in the 12C, Pescia nestles at the foothills of the Apennines on the road from Lucca to Pistoia. Nowadays, the town's main claim to fame is its thriving horticultural trade and vast flower market, which attracts wholesalers from all over Europe. It also hosts a Biennial Flower Show with magnificent displays of cut flowers and ornamental plants. Although not as well known for its architecture, the town has nonetheless retained several interesting medieval monuments.
Tourist attractions Pescia : Things to see and do
P.za Duomo I - 51077 Pescia
This former parish church, built in 857, has been the bishopric since 1726. The bell tower is a massive structure. Despite its early origins, little remains of the cathedral's past following a complete refurbishment in 1693. The west front dates from..
P.za Mazzini 1 I - 51077 Pescia
Now the home of the town hall, the façade of this 12C palace is decorated with coats of arms. Inside, the council chambers contain the banner of Pescia surmounted by a dolphin, the municipal symbol. On the opposite side of the square stands the Orato..
V. Battisti I - 51077 Pescia
Not far from the cathedral, this church has a fine 13C wooden carving composed of numerous elements depicting the Deposition. The frescoes in the apse are attributed to Bicci di Lorenzo (1373-1452).
località San Lorenzo 15/24 I - 51017 Pescia
via Roma 4 I - 51017 Pescia
A delightful little restaurant right in the town centre. It has an elegant, minimalist-style dining room and a charming terrace on the upper floor overlooking a tranquil small square. As you might expect from the delicious fare on the menu, the chef ..