Prato
Prato
Interesting
Prato The Essential
Interesting
Prato is an industrial centre specialising in textiles (wool and synthetic materials). The birthplace of the writer Curzio Malaparte, the city has been under the influence of Florence since the 14C. Like many Tuscan cities, it was once a rich centre of art, as can be seen in its historic centre. The cathedral, dedicated to the veneration of the Holy Girdle and decorated by the artist Filippo Lippi, is particularly worthy of note.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Prato
Palazzo Pretorio
Palazzo Pretorio
The architecture is part Romanesque,
15 minutes
Duomo (Cathedral)
Duomo (Cathedral)
Half-Romanesque, half-Gothic, this
30 minutes
San Francesco (St Francis Church)
San Francesco (St Francis Church)
This was begun at the end of the 13C and
15 minutes
Castello dell' Imperatore (Castle of the Emperor)
Castello dell' Imperatore (Castle of the Emperor)
Frederick II of Hohenstaufen had this
30 minutes
Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
Interesting futuristic architecture sets
60 minutes
Santa Maria delle Carceri
Santa Maria delle Carceri
Built in the early Renaissance by
15 minutes