Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pistoia, an Italian town in the province of Florence, near the left bank of the Ombrone and 20 miles N.W. of Florence, with which it is connected by a railway. It has lofty walls, squares,. and good streets. The ancient cathedral is faced with white marble and has some valuable sculptures and paintings, and there is u church with a fine dome. Silks and woollens are manufactured,. and pistols were first made here.