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  • 1 Duomo (Cathedral) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    P.za el Duomo I - 59100 Prato

    This cathedral was built from the 12C and had considerable additions in the 14 and 15C and now is a harmonious link between Romanesque and Gothic styles. Its elegant Gothic facade, partially dressed in green marble and white stone, has at its right c..

  • 2 Palazzo Pretorio Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Museo dell' Opera del Duomo (Cathedral Museum)

    Museums and art

    P.za el Duomo 49 I - 59100 Prato

    The rooms overlook a courtyard flanked on one side by the arcades of a wonderful Romanesque cloister which harmoniously marries together green marble from Prato and white Carrara marble. The museum has the seven original panels from the pulpit of the..

  • 4 Museo Civico

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 5 Castello dell' Imperatore (Castle of the Emperor)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za anta-Maria-delle-Carceri I - 59100 Prato

    Frederick II of Hohenstaufen had this powerful castle built in 1248 in order to reinforce the position of the Ghibellines in Tuscany and form a fortified post on the road linking the parts of his territory: the Germanic Empire and the Kingdom of Sici..

  • 6 Santa Maria delle Carceri

    Religious buildings

    P.za anta-Maria-delle-Carceri I - 59100 Prato

    This was built at the start of the Renaissance by the architect of Laurence the Magnificent, Giuliano da Sangallo and has both severe geometric lines and nobility in its size. Inside, where the pietra serena emphasises the architectural lines and con..

  • 7 San Francesco (St Francis Church)

    Religious buildings

    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 Gerin..

  • 8 Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci

    Museums and art

    v. ella Repubblica 277 I - 59100 Prato

    Interesting futuristic architecture sets the scene for an exhibition of contemporary works in this museum which also has an education section, a library and also temporary exhibitions. A lawn dotted with contemporary sculptures surrounds the building..

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