The city of Pescia has ancient medieval origins; divided by the river, it is clearly countersigned by two urban sectors: that of the Cathedral and that of the Town Building, where the great plaza is extended.

Historical signs
The city of Pescia has ancient medieval origins; divided by the river, it is clearly countersigned by two urban sectors: that of the Cathedral and that of the Town Building, where the great plaza is extended.
Ancient buildings and elegant churches characterize the historical center that, despite has suffered notable interventions, it still possesses its native form.
To east it is the urban nucleus of circular form that taken origin from the Parish of S. Maria, today Cathedral; to west instead it is developed with an unusual longitudinal urban sketch the nucleus of the civitas, with note the plaza and the buildings of the town representations; this last had origin from the castle of Pescia that in medieval age it was under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Lucca.
The Bridge of the Cathedral so clearly unites these two separated poles, the "religious and the civilian."
PesciaPescia, really for his urban order and for his history rich in events, it is immemorial for a long time considered the chief town of the Valdinievole.
Rich of documentary and artistic testimonies, Pescia appears today still a fascinating place where days can be gone by between the green surrounding necks and the characteristics roads that tell a tradition and a history plurisecolare.
The first images of Pescia go up again to Four hundred and they put in prominence the two postings (castle-parish) and the steep hill that goes down really toward the river.
In 1339 the castle of Pescia, after a history plurisecolare under the dominion lucchese, passed under Florence. The February 6 1339 the Florentines entered in Pescia and from that moment the community it followed the fates of the government of the " lily ".
The great structures chiesastiche, also almost all having a medieval foundation, you/they have suffered strong architectural and decorative rehashes in the Be-seven hundred one.
In the XVII century, in fact, Pescia knew his artistic season and best politics; community began to have an order more citizen; the small institutional realities, that had had a character up to that moment more famigliares, began, for so to say, to become real services for the local society.
The Commune of Pescia is extended on a territorial surface of 79,14 Km2s. Its centers of great tourist attraction are the Castles of the Valleriana and the country of Collodions that it is famous all over the world because the author of the Adventures of Pinocchio wanted to call with the name of this country.
Today the city of Pescia is note for the production florovivaistica and for the center of marketing of the flowers of Central Italy.
Pescia CathedralCathedral
Overcome the narrow passage under the bell tower eccoci in front of the Cathedral. We are really in the religious heart of the city. Preceded from the beautiful fourteenth-century bell tower, here is the great façade of the Cathedral. The imposing architecture novecentesca hides the medieval origin of the building. In fact the first church goes up again to the IX century. The Cathedral to the inside show an elegant and severe architecture, besides possessing important works.
S. Chiara
Crossing away of the Cathedral (of side in the Cathedral) it is arrived in Labourers Plaza where we find the church of S. Chiara and the convent of the nuns clarisse with his beautiful cloister restored in 1582. The church of S. Chiara despite monsters an eighteenth-century façade, preserve to his inside the wooden truss of the roof, typical of the architectures francescane.
S. Maria Maddalena
In front of the Cathedral there is the church of S. Maria Maddalena. On the Baroque altar the said Crucifix is preserved "of the Maddalena" risalente to the second half the sec. XIV. From 1700, every twenty-five years, the crucifix is transported for the roads of the city and in that occasion, called "Parties of May", the buildings and the hills are illuminated with lumini to wax.
Cecchi Palace
Before leaving the district, in the called zone "I slip of the Cathedral" (piazzetta Ducci), the Building of the family Cecchi can be seen with a beautiful inside portico characterized by columns and by Renaissance capitals.
Pescia - Porta FiorentinaCrossing the Street Correct toward the bell tower of the Cathedral, on the left it is the arc of the Pozzino. It is supposed that it was a passage sopraelevato from a building to the other. The arc in stone, perhaps drawn by the ancient boundaries, it unites two buildings. What once was of the canons of the Cathedral and that of the family Bellandi.
Florentine brings
Originating from Montecatini Terme, the first monument that the traveller meets is the Florentine Door. It was erect in honor of Gian Gastone of the Physicians. The architecture purely reveals a style Florentine with artistic decorations of the Baroque age, it was finished in the 1733 spring.
Going beyond the arc of the bell tower is accessed the cloister of the Episcopalian Building. Inside the building the Episcopalian Chapel is found, adorned by a beautiful trittico of Luca of the Robbia.

Pescia: discover the surroundings