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The Montagna Pistoiese is a region of Tuscany, located in the southern part of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and comprising a series of mountain municipalities of inestimable value and beauty. The trails, pedestrian bridges surrounded by green woods and the cable cars are the best way to enjoy the wonderful landscape that offers the entire area.

 

THE LINK WITH THE GRAND DUCHY OF TUSCANY AND THE MANUFACTURE OF IRON

Montagna Pistoiese, he was introduced to the Etruscan settlement without their ridings to leave tangible signs at the cultural level. Following the fall of the Roman Empire became a province, only to be annexed by the Grand Duchy of Tuscany by defining more precisely its borders. S.M.I. headquarters (società metallurgica italiana) opened in the late nineteenth century and which is constituted as one of the most important production centres in Italy until the end of the second world war. A culture of iron which over time proved to be essential for the economy of the place.

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Typical produkte

The main feature of the Montagna Pistoiese is the production of chestnuts, which were also known as the "chestnut civilization". The climate also favours a rich production of mushrooms that become a traditional element to the local cuisine.

 

Municipalities

The Montagna Pistoiese consists of the municipalities of Cutigliano Abetone, Pistoia (provincial capital), Sambuca Pistoiese and San Marcello Piteglio.

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