Day 5. Pistoia AMAugust 30, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C
Well the heavens opened last night, thunder, lightning and hail. It appears there's a change coming. Hopefully cooler weather.
After purchasing tickets for this afternoon's tour we visited some of the churches. There are lots of them. In the U.K. It's a pub on every corner, here it's a church.
Pistoia has a reputation for its fine pulpits and so we went to see the two finest examples. The ones in St Andrea and San Giovanni Fuorcivitas.
We preferred the one in San Giovanni. As you will know they have the symbols on them for Mathew(prayer book), Mark (Lion) ,Luke (ox) and John (eagle).
The ceilings(wooden) were excellent but sadly the frescoes that once covered the interior walls have all but disappeared.
The best frescoes we have seen are in the tiny Holy Trinity Chapel, Hrastovlji in Slovenia.
The churches here have a lot of white and green marble. It must be a Tuscan thing because Sienna Duomo has the same features.
It was a pleasant morning and in the narrow alleys the temp was bearable.Read more