Hi, am looking to base myself in Pistoia for the month of August for a writing retreat. I've not been there before or to Tuscany in August. Will the city be very hot, humid? Being in a valley between mountains does that make it oppressive or is there any breeze? Also, I know Florence had a mosquito issue in
Summer, is that true for Pistoia as well? Don't want to stay in any busy seaside resort. Won't have a car. If you have any suggestions for easily accessible towns that won't be overrun but might be cooler I'd love to hear. Thanks.