Things to see and do - Prato
Unmissable tourist sites
Prato Travel guide
Prato : Michelin's recommendations
Prato is an industrial centre specialising in textiles (wool and synthetic materials) and is Central Italy's fourth largest city. 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.
Tourist attractions Prato : Things to see and do
Piazza del Comune I - 59100 Prato
The architecture is part Romanesque, part Gothic, and the former residence of the "captain of the people" (holder in the Middle Ages of executive power) dominates a charming little square adorned by a graceful bronze fountain of the child B..
Piazza del Duomo I - 59100 Prato
Half-Romanesque, half-Gothic, this cathedral forms a most harmonious ensemble. Of note is the external circular pulpit, intended for the presentation of the Holy Girdle and, inside, the Chapel of the Holy Girdle. However, it is the frescoes by Filipp..
Piazza San-Francesco-d'Assisi I - 59100 Prato
This was begun at the end of the 13C and has a high facade striped with green marble which crowns a triangular front added at the end of the 15C. Inside, much restored, the capitulary room (or Migliorati chapel) has frescoes by Nicola di Pietro Gerin..
Via Magnolfi, 2/4/6 I - 59100 Prato
This hotel is situated in a quiet area the historical centre of Prato. It offers a bar and barbecue facilities. Guests can enjoy proximity to Prato’s charming thirteenth century centre as well as some of the finest restaurants in Tuscany. In fact, t..
Piazza San Marco 48 I - 59100 Prato
Prix Prices from : 55 €
Offering a panoramic terrace and free private parking, Hotel San Marco boasts a very central location in Prato. Guests enjoy free use of bikes and a small gym, plus free Wi-Fi. All air conditioned and en suite, rooms at the San Marco include an elec..
Piazza San Marco 14 I - 59100 Prato
Prix Prices from : 68 €
Il Giglio is a family-managed hotel in Prato historic centre, within the medieval walls. Rooms have private bathroom and air conditioning. There is free Wi-Fi in the lobby. Albergo Il Giglio is 600 metres from Prato Railway Station. Trains to Floren..
piazza Mercatale 161 I - 59100 PRATO
This classic family-run establishment with many years of experience serves fine, mainly sea, food.
via G. Valentini 110 I - 59100 PRATO
A classic fish restaurant that opts for simply prepared dishes rather than fussy, inventive avant-garde cuisine. The perfect address for those in search of traditional fare.
viale della Repubblica 289 I - 59100 PRATO
Few restaurants achieve the same perfect balance between fish and meat dishes as the Art Hotel Museo. Here the fish dishes are just as celebrated as the various meat specialities on the menu.