Province of Pistoia, Toscana
The province is not connected to the sea and comprises three main geographical areas: the Ombrone Plain south-east with the capital Pistoia, Valdinievole to the southwest, with the important spa resort of Montecatini Terme and the Pistoiese mountains to the north with the ski resort of Abetone and the Gavinana Ecomuseum.
- Area: 965 km²
- Population: about 280,000 inhabitants
- Population Density: 296 per sq km
- Zip/postal codes: 51100, 51010-51039
- Phone Area Codes: 0572, 0573, 0574
- Car Plate: PT
- Communes: 22 communes
- Official website: http://www.provincia.pistoia.it/ -- According to an administrative reform from 1 Jan 2014, the Province is scheduled for suppression and fusion with the Provinces of Firenze and Prato, to establish the "Città metropolitana di Firenze".
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Provinces of Tuscany
It was part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, and was established as a province in 1927 with the municipalities Agliana, Cutigliano, Lamporecchio Larciano Marliana, Montale, Pistoia, Piteglio, San Marcello Pistoia, Pistoia Serravalle and Tizzana (Quarrata today) previously belonging to the province of Florence, and in 1928 acquired the communes of Valdinievole from the province of Lucca.
The Comuni in the Province
Abetone | Agliana | Buggiano | Chiesina Uzzanese | Cutigliano | Lamporecchio | Larciano | Marliana | Massa e Cozzile | Monsummano Terme | Montale | Montecatini Terme | Pescia | Pieve a Nievole | Pistoia | Piteglio | Ponte Buggianese | Quarrata | Sambuca Pistoiese | San Marcello Pistoiese | Serravalle Pistoiese | Uzzano
What to see
- The province is the seat of the first Eco-Museum established in Italy (in 1990), with central seat at Gavinana, including six different itineraries in the open and in historical centres and palaces: ice, iron, stone, sacred art, everyday life, naturalistic itineraries. The province is renowned also for the Abetone skiing facilities and the spa establishments at Montecatini.