The Italian Capital of Culture 2017 will Pistoia. He informed the president of the jury to the Minister Marco Camels heritage and cultural activities and tourism, Dario Franceschini, who then proclaimed before the mayors of the cities finalists (all present at the meeting) by opening the sealed envelope. The cities in contention were nine: Aquileia, Como, Herculaneum, Parma, Pisa, Pistoia, Spoleto, and Terni Taranto