Pistoia, Pistoia

Anna Horváth

Stories by the “Creative Curious Travellers 2017” about the city of Pistoia. Thanks to: Giorgio Tesi Group | Discover Pistoia | NATURART | La Sala | FAI Giovani – Pistoia | BrickScape.it | Brandini – Pistoia | Comune di Pistoia | Pistoia Italian Capital of Culture 2017.

Pistoia 2017 - illustration by Anna Horváth - CCT
Pistoia, Piazza Duomo: the Baptistery seen from the Cathedral – illustration by Anna Horváth

Welcome to New Jersey the sign said, Welcome to New Jersey.

Driving down the sun soaked hills, the sun soaked hills.

Pistoia, Pistoia you blew at me that hot dry kiss.

Pistoia, Pistoia you gave me melon, prosciutto and cheese.

I walked through your baked streets and stepped within your piazzas and Duomo. 

I tasted your wine, I ate your bread, I sucked in your jellyfish infested sea at Viareggio.

Aperol Spritz, due Aperol Spritz. Grazie Mille Bukowksi. 

At night Piazza della Sala came alive, with all the hipster kids kicking it back

and me with the strongest Limoncello I ever had. 

CCT I thank you, I thank you, your hospitality, your kindness, your insane good vibes.

Grazie Mille Pistoia, Grazie Mille New Jersey!

“Pistoia, Pistoia” (2017) – slam poem by Shawn James

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