9 Sights in Calenzano, Italy (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Calenzano, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Calenzano, Italy.

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1. Museo di pittura murale

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The museum of wall painting is located in Prato, in the complex of the former convent of San Domenico; The entrance of the museum is next to the facade of the church of San Domenico. Currently the museum, closed for renovation, is accessible only on particular occasions. Made in 1974, it was the first Italian museum specifically intended to host detached frescoes, sinopies and other wall painting techniques of the XIV-XV century, mainly from the Prato area. From 1998 to 2013, with the exhibition called the treasures of the city, it was the main Prato exhibition center, hosting all the masterpieces of the painting of the three-four hundred until then preserved in the Civic Museum (Prato), which in those Years was in renovation, and part of those of the Museum of the Opera del Duomo. In the following years, a reorganization of the original collections and an expansion of the museum spaces was conducted, in anticipation of the construction of new sections of the museum.

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2. Monumento a Francesco Datini

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The monument to Francesco Datini is one of the symbols of Prato and is located in Piazza del Comune Opera of the Ferrara sculptor Antonio Garella. Made of Carrara's white marble, it is dedicated to the merchant of Prato, Francesco Datini, and depicts the character in the act of leaving the testament to the poor, who were the recipients of his immense wealth through the establishment of the Ceppo hospital. The pedestal presents bronze bas -reliefs on the life of the famous merchant. The work returned to the ancient splendor after the restoration concluded in 2010. The original cast of the sculpture was kept at the Cicognini boarding school where it was accidentally destroyed in 2015. Every 17 August the city pays homage to the merchant and patron placing a laurel wreath at the base of the sculpture.

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3. Convitto nazionale statale Francesco Cicognini

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The Cicognini National Boarding School is a private Catholic primary and secondary school located in Prato, Tuscany, Italy. Established by the Jesuits in c.‚ÄČ1692, the school is the oldest school in the city and follows the legacy of Francesco Cicognini.

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4. Chiesa di San Biagio

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The church of San Biagio in Cavagliano is a Catholic place of worship located in the municipal area of Prato, on the slopes of the Calvana, at the hamlet of Cavagliano. It is a subsidiary church of the parish of Santa Maria Assunta a filletle.

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5. Palazzo Pretorio

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The Palazzo Pretorio is a historical building in Prato, Tuscany, italy. It was the old city hall, standing in front of the current Palazzo Comunale. It now accommodates the Civic Museum of Prato, which was reopened in September 2013.

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6. Chiesa di San Fabiano

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San Fabiano is a Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic church and abbey located at Via di Gherardo and Via del Seminario street in Prato, region of Tuscany, Italy. The early medieval structure is one of Prato's oldest churches.

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7. Chiesino di Cavagliano

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The Church of Cavagliano is a Catholic place of worship located in the municipal area of Prato, on the southern slopes of the Calvana at 468 meters above sea level, between the hamlets of fillets and Cavagliano.

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8. Museo Casa Francesco Datini

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Palazzo Datini is a late 14th-century palace in Prato, Tuscany, central Italy. In 2015, the palace housed the offices of the Fondazione Casa Pia dei Ceppi, a charitable organization and a museum and archive.

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9. Fontana del Bacchino

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The Bacchino fountain, built in the seventeenth century of the sculptor Ferdinando Tacca, is located in Piazza del Comune in Prato in front of the Palazzo Praetorio and is one of the symbols of the city.

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