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There are some diners seated at in a Reinassance palace. On the left there re King Herod and Salomè dancing, while on the right an handmaid shows the Baptist's head on a plate to Queen Herodias seated.
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5 reasons why the Prato area is the perfect destination for a trip to Tuscany

If you are tired of the usual tourist itineraries and want to explore a world of artistic and natural masterpieces without the chaos of the more well-known places, Prato is your perfect destination in Tuscany. That's why you should put our city at the centre of your next trip.

​Frescoes by Filippo Lippi in the Cathedral

Enter Santo Stefano Cathedral and get ready to be captivated by Filippo Lippi's superb frescoes. This Medici's favourite painter, realized an incredible cycle on the "Stories of Saint Stephen and Saint John the Baptist". His works are true gems, telling stories and intrigues, including a scandalous love that gave birth to another great artist.

The Emperor's Castle

In Prato, walking through the historic centre, you will find yourself in front of a unique jewel: the Emperor's Castle. This construction, an extraordinary example of Swabian architecture, embodies imperial power with its sculpted lions and an atmosphere reminiscent of the period of the Caesars. From its walkways, the view embraces the city and the surrounding hills.

The Medici Villas - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Medici Villas, declared a World Heritage Site, shine the spotlight on two gems: the Medici Villa in Poggio a Caiano and Villa La Ferdinanda in Artimino. Here, the history of the Medici merges with the Renaissance, offering extraordinary frescoes and legendary stories that involved illustrious figures.

Uncontaminated nature

Prato, nestled between the mountains and rolling hills of Tuscany, is surrounded by wild nature. Ancient routes, breathtaking views and evocative itineraries allow you to discover hidden treasures, from the mountains to the valleys, following the paths of the Medici or those of famous local writers.

Flavors to enjoy

A trip is not complete without tasting local dishes. In Prato, in addition to the classic Prato almond biscuits and Prato peaches, you will find the amaretti from Carmignano and the zuccherini from Vernio. From celery to mortadella, the first courses and the highest quality wines will enrich your palate. And don't forget the white Vermouth from Prato or the Vin Santo from Carmignano to finish on a high note.

Have we intrigued you enough? Organize your tour of culture, taste and discovery in Prato, whether for two days or a week, to immerse yourself in the beauty and authentic flavors of Tuscany.