Molly McIlwrath leads art historical tours and specializes in family tours in and around Florence and lives in Pistoia, enjoying the best of both cities. Her personal site is www.LetterArteMente.com.
People often think of the towns beyond Florence as sleepy places with nothing much to offer. Just a 35-minute train ride away, Pistoia is anything but sleepy. Since The Florentine’s last articles about this small city (see theflr.net/pistoia1 and theflr.net/pistoia2), there is even