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 an-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 Geri..
P.za el Comune I - 59100 Prato
The architecture is part Romanesque, part Gothic, and the former residence of the "People's captain" (possessor in the Middle Ages of executive powers) dominates a charming small square adorned by a graceful bronze Fountain of the child Bac..
P.za el Comune I - 59100 Prato
This museum is set up in the Palazzo Pretorio and has the reconstruction of a small "tabernacle" painted with frescoes and a vault decorated with grotesque figures by Filippino Lippi, the son of Filippo, near the entrance door to his mother..
Piazza G. Ciardi N° 3 I - 59100 Prato
Hotel Toscana is located opposite Prato's Nuovo Polo Universitario (P.I.L), just 3 km from the business areas of Macrolotto 1 and Macrolotto 2. Wi-Fi is free throughout. The Toscana is also a short walk from Prato Railway Station, with frequent trai..
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..
Via B. Cairoli 31 I - 59100 Prato
Prix Prices from : 65 €
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 and..
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).
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.
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.
piazza Mercatale 161 I - 59100 Prato
This classic family-run establishment with many years of experience serves fine, mainly sea, food.