22 Sights in Prato, Italy (with Map and Images)


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Prato, Italy! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Prato. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

Sightseeing Tours in Prato

1. Prato Cathedral

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Prato Cathedral, or Cathedral of Saint Stephen, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Prato, Tuscany, Central Italy, from 1954 the seat of the Bishop of Prato, having been previously, from 1653, a cathedral in the Diocese of Pistoia and Prato. It is dedicated to Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

Wikipedia: Prato Cathedral (EN)

2. Square Form with Cut

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Square shape with cut is a monumental sculpture in white marble made by the English artist Henry Moore, which was purchased by the city of Prato with the help of local industrialists, at the end of a monographic exhibition in 1972 and represents one of the greatest examples of contemporary sculpture in Italy.

Wikipedia: Forma squadrata con taglio (IT)

3. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

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The Cathedral museum of Prato, Italy was founded in 1967 in a few rooms of the Bishop's residence and in 1976 grew to include items from both the Cathedral of Saint Stephen and the diocesan territory.

Wikipedia: Prato Cathedral Museum (EN)

4. 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.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Pretorio, Prato (EN), Website

5. Museo di pittura murale

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The museum of mural painting is located in Prato, in the complex of the former convent of San Domenico; the entrance to the museum is next to the façade of the church of San Domenico. Built in 1974, it was the first Italian museum specifically intended to house detached frescoes, sinopias and other mural painting techniques of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, mainly from the Prato area. From 1998 to 2013, with the exhibition called The Treasures of the City, it was the main exhibition center in Prato, hosting all the masterpieces of fourteenth-fifteenth-century painting until then preserved in the Civic Museum (Prato), which in those years was under renovation, and part of those of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. In the following years, a reorganization of the original collections and an expansion of the museum spaces was carried out, in anticipation of the creation of new sections of the museum.

Wikipedia: Museo di pittura murale (IT)

6. Basilica di Santa Maria delle Carceri

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Santa Maria delle Carceri is a basilica church, designed by Giuliano da Sangallo, and built in Prato, Tuscany, Italy. It is among the earliest examples of a Greek cross plan for a complete church in Renaissance architecture.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria delle Carceri, Prato (EN)

7. Chiesa di Santa Cristina a Pimonte

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The church of Santa Cristina in Pimonte is located on a hilly offshoot of Prato along the road of the same name and is dedicated to Santa Cristina di Bolsena, while "Pimonte" indicates the location of the building at the foot of the Calvana from which Piedmont later contracted into Pimonte.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Cristina a Pimonte (IT)

8. 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. 1692, the school is the oldest school in the city and follows the legacy of Francesco Cicognini.

Wikipedia: Cicognini National Boarding School (EN)

9. Museo del Tessuto

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The Campolmi Factory, the Prato Textile museum and Lazzerini Library is a textile museum and library in Prato in Tuscany, Italy. The museum is an Anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Wikipedia: Prato Textile Museum (EN)

10. Palazzo degli Alberti

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Palazzo degli Alberti is a historical building in the center of Prato, Tuscany, central Italy. It was the seat of Cassa di Risparmio di Prato and was home to the former's large art collection. In 2013 it was reported that Banca Popolare di Vicenza moved all the collection to Vicenza after liquidated Cariprato.

Wikipedia: Palazzo degli Alberti (EN)

11. Tabernacolo di Sant'Anna

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The tabernacle of Sant'Anna is located a few meters from the parish church of San Pietro in Figline, along the Via Vecchia di Cantagallo, in the direction of the ancient medieval road to Bologna. It is the work of Agnolo Gaddi, a Florentine painter of the second half of the fourteenth century, commissioned by the Migliorati family and built around the year 1390.

Wikipedia: Tabernacolo di Sant'Anna (IT)

12. Cappella Migliorati

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The Chapter of San Francesco in Prato, also known as the Migliorati Chapel, is a room in the Church of San Francesco (Prato), one of Niccolò Gerini's greatest masterpieces. Founded as the Chapter House of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, it is located inside the Renaissance cloister of the Church of San Francesco (Prato).

Wikipedia: Cappella Migliorati (IT)

13. Chiesa dei Cappuccini

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The church of the Capuchins and the adjoining convent of Prato are located in Via Diaz, at the beginning of the Capuchin ascent. The facility housed a community of Capuchin Friars Minor until 2012, after which the convent was closed.

Wikipedia: Chiesa dei Cappuccini (Prato) (IT)

14. Fontana del Bacchino

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

Wikipedia: Fontana del Bacchino (IT)

15. 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.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Datini (EN), Website

16. Santa Maria dell'Umiltà - Chiesanuova

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The church of Santa Maria dell'Umiltà is located in Chiesanuova (Prato). Chiesanuova dal Latino is one of the oldest hamlets in the province of Prato. According to some manuscripts from the Florentine Anglican library, the hamlet of Prato appears for the first time during the year 983 B.C. Home of the famous Lippi family during the sixteenth century (including Filippino Lippi) it stands just outside the medieval historic center of Prato.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Umiltà (Prato) (IT)

17. Chiesa di San Biagio

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The church of San Biagio in Cavagliano is a Catholic place of worship located in the municipality of Prato, on the slopes of Calvana, near the hamlet of Cavagliano. It is a subsidiary church of the parish of Santa Maria Assunta in Filettole.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Biagio a Cavagliano (IT)

18. 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.

Wikipedia: San Fabiano, Prato (EN)

19. Basilica dei Santi Vincenzo e Caterina de' Ricci

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The Minor Basilica of Santi Vicenzo e Caterina de' Ricci is a Catholic church, built in the 16th to 18th centuries, and located in the town of Prato, in Tuscany, Italy. Adjacent to the church is a 16th-century monastery.

Wikipedia: Santi Vicenzo e Caterina de' Ricci, Prato (EN)

20. Monumento a Francesco Datini

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Monumento a Francesco Datini

The Monument to Francesco Datini is one of the symbols of Prato and is located in Piazza del Comune, the work of the Ferrara sculptor Antonio Garella. Made of white Carrara marble, it is dedicated to the merchant of Prato, Francesco Datini, and depicts the character in the act of giving his will to the poor, who were the recipients of his immense wealth through the establishment of the Ospedale del Ceppo. The pedestal features bronze bas-reliefs on the life of the famous merchant. The work has been restored to its former glory after the restoration completed in 2010. The original cast of the sculpture was kept at the Convitto Cicognini where it was accidentally destroyed in 2015. Every August 17, the city pays homage to the merchant and patron by placing a laurel wreath at the base of the sculpture.

Wikipedia: Monumento a Francesco Datini (IT)

21. Chiesino di Cavagliano

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The church of Cavagliano is a place of Catholic worship located in the municipality of Prato, on the southern slopes of Calvana at 468 meters above sea level, between the hamlets of Filettole and Cavagliano.

Wikipedia: Chiesino di Cavagliano (IT)

22. Monumento ai Caduti di Prato

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The war memorial, depicting Heroism comforting Duty, is located in Prato in Piazza delle Carceri on the opposite side of the Emperor's castle. The work of the sculptor Antonio Maraini, it was inaugurated on 22 May 1934, the same day that the railway station was inaugurated in the presence of the King.

Wikipedia: Monumento ai Caduti di Prato (IT)


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