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Pistoia



Introduction of Pistoia
Manufacturing town, capital of Pistoia province,Tuscany region, 17 mi NW of Florence, W Italy. Itwas under Roman rule at the time when it was thescene of Catiline's death in a battle here in 62 b.c. Abanking, manufacturing, and cultural center in the12th and 13th centuries, it was taken by Florence in1306, by Castruccio Castracani in 1315, and againby Florence by 1329. It passed to the grand duchy ofTuscany in 1530. There are many notable buildingsand churches here, including the Pisan-Romanesquecathedral of the 13th century, the Ospedale del Ceppoof the 14th century, a 13th-century convent, and three12th-century churches. Cino da Pistoia (1270-1336),the poet and friend of Dante, was born here, as wasPope Clement IX (1667-69).Manufacturing town, capital of Pistoia province,Tuscany region, 17 mi NW of Florence, W Italy. Itwas under Roman rule at the time when it was thescene of Catiline's death in a battle here in 62 b.c. Abanking, manufacturing, and cultural center in the12th and 13th centuries, it was taken by Florence in1306, by Castruccio Castracani in 1315, and againby Florence by 1329. It passed to the grand duchy ofTuscany in 1530. There are many notable buildingsand churches here, including the Pisan-Romanesquecathedral of the 13th century, the Ospedale del Ceppoof the 14th century, a 13th-century convent, and three12th-century churches. Cino da Pistoia (1270-1336),the poet and friend of Dante, was born here, as wasPope Clement IX (1667-69).

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