The English writer , John Ruskin ( art critic ,poet ,peinter ) , born in my beloved London in 1918, visited Pistoia in 1845 . He was really impressed by the Church of San Giovanni fuorcivitas ( this Latin word means outside of the city but at the present it is considered THE city heart … More Pistoia ,a hidden gem in Tuscany: John Ruskin loved (& wrote )about this Church
Maybe not even people from Pistoia know it but we have after Rome with Saint Peter & Florence with The Brunelleschi Dome , The third biggest dome. At The present under rennovation works it is in the historical center and just in Via della Madonna . The sanctuary was founded in 1495 and became The … More Pistoia : Madonna dell’ umiltà – The 3rd biggest dome in Italy
In the heart of Tuscany, in Pistoia my birthplace,you could find the beautiful silent cloister where there are the wild oranges’ plants. It is not open to the public as they are enclosed nuns.Behind it there is the third biggest dome in Italy after those of Rome and Florence.