Duomo Square, has always been the centre of political, religious and social activities in Pistoia, it hosts the main monuments, that are expression of the golden age lived by the city in the Middle Ages.
The Cathedral of Saint Zero is a wonderful Romanesque building; built in the X/tenth century, it has a façade with white-green linear bands, clearly deriving from Pisa and Lucca. The Cathedral holds Saint Jacopo’s Treasure: a wonderful Silver Altar dedicated to the Apostle James. The work was made by the greatest goldsmith masters, with the aim to preserve the only relic of this saint in Italy, conducted in Pistoia from Compostela around 1140. Beside the cathedral stands the impressive Bell Tower, 67 meters high, raised between the X/ tenth and XII/twelfth centuries. Divided into three overlapping bands, each with a different stylistic register, it offers a breathtaking view.
In front of the bell tower, the elegant Baptistery of Saint John in Court, considered one of the greatest monuments of the Tuscan Gothic style; in this structure elements of classical culture and components from Florence, Siena and Pisa coexist in a design of balanced general synthesis.
from 1 April to 15 October
Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.
from 15 October to 31 March
10:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m. | 03:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.
Closed on Thusdays
Cathedral of San Zeno and Silver Altar
- Full price: € 5,00
- Reduced and Groups price > 12 pax: € 3,50
Bell tower (with guide)
- Full price: € 8,00
- Reduced and Groups price > 8 pax: € 5,50
Cathedral + Silver Altar + Bell Tower
The ticket includes an audio-guided visit to the Cathedral of San Zeno, the Chapel of the Crucifix (Silver Altar of San Jacopo) and a guided visit to the Cathedral’s Bell Tower.
- Full price: € 12,00
- Reduced: € 10,00