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
P.za 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..
P.za 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..
P.za 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 the historical centre of Prato, in a quiet, tranquil pedestrian area that is nonetheless easily accessible to guests with cars. Guests can enjoy proximity to Prato’s charming thirteenth century centre as well as some of t..
Via B. Cairoli 31 I - 59100 Prato
Opened in 1955, Hotel Flora is housed in a 19th century building set in a quiet area in the historic centre of Prato, close to major monuments, museums and theatres. Owned and managed by a family of local hoteliers, the hotel offers comfortable a..
Piazza San Marco 14 I - 59100 Prato
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.
viale Marconi 80 I - 59100 Prato
Enjoy authentic Tuscan specialities in this highly elegant restaurant. The menu features dishes such as: pappa col pomodoro (a bread and tomato soup); Viareggio-style fusilli pasta; and the famous Fiorentina steak (book a day in advance).
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.