DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE RELIC Pistoia and Santiago:
a route across Europe
DISCOVER THE ITINERARIES IN THE CITY The Jacobean cult:
history, faith and tradition
DISCOVER THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES Pistoia city of pilgrims
and hikers:
the journey begins here
DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE CITY City of art and culture:
Pistoia, a treasure trove
SAINT JAMES HOLY YEAR DISCOVER EVENTS PLAN YOUR VISIT

Welcome to the site of the Jacobean Year 2021 of the Municipality of Pistoia

PISTOIA JACOBEAN YEAR 2021

The culture of pilgrimage, especially Jacobean, characterized the history of Pistoia from the 12th to 14th centuries. This splendid period was marked by flourishing trade, crafts and commercial interactions with the rest of Europe, as the city boasted important links to other regions, including the via Francigena and the way of Saint James.

The cult of the Apostle James, who was venerated in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, was brought to Pistoia by Bishop Atto, with the arrival of one of the saint’s relics in the city itself.
The chapel and altar were consecrated on 25 July 1145, which still remains as the feast day of the city’s Patron Saint.

PISTOIA JACOBEAN YEAR 2021

Itineraries

Some of the city’s most important monuments are centred around the pilgrimage and the cult of Saint James, many of which can be found among the magnificent buildings of Duomo Square.

PISTOIA JACOBEAN YEAR 2021

The events

PISTOIA JACOBEAN YEAR 2021

Discover the city