Plenty to do in Prato
Prato, a city in Tuscany, is the third largest city in Italy.
It is most famous for its textile industry, making it a great place to shop. Prato also offers authentic international restaurants and imported goods.
Prato’s Museo del Tessuto teaches people about Prato’s textile history. The 4,000-square meter building was a textile factory in the 19th century. Half the building is the museum and the other half is a municipal library.
The city’s greatest architectural treasure is the Castello dell'Imperatore. Holy Roman Emperor Frederic II of Swabia ordered its construction, which was completed in 1248.
Though it is not the biggest of Italy’s cathedrals, the Duomo di Prato is one of its most beautiful. The duomo, which was built in the 10th Century, is the oldest church in the city. It features colorful frescos and sculptures. Other Churches worth seeing in Prato are the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Carceri, the Church of San Francesco and the Church of San Domenico.
Art lovers should visit the Museo di Palazzo Pretorio. Palazzo Pretoria’s first floor is dedicated to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; the second floor is devoted to the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries; and the third floor focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Modern art lovers should visit the Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci. It houses over 1,000 works from the 1960s to the present including paintings, sculptures, videos, books, photographs, and graphic art.
Moreover, the Museo Scienze Planeterie is a gem for families. It displays 125 samples of meteorites and 130 samples of minerals. If your family has enough time, also visit the Cathedral Museum, Datini Palace, Deportation Museum and Leonetto Tintori House Museum.
Prato is full of family activities.The Centro di Scienze Naturali is a nature park with free roaming animals, which also houses a natural science museum. Families looking to cool off should visit the Piscina Pinone. The public facility has a deep pool for adults and a shallow pool with a kid-sized water slide for children.
Gaming families should visit the Super Bowl Prato. It is a video arcade with a large variety of games and activities. Afterwards you can go for an ice cream. Italy is famous for its gelato and being the favorite dessert of many families, we bet you won’t be disappointed, when visiting GelatoteKa in Prato - an ice cream shop highly regarded by locals.
The Lago di Bilancino, 30-minutes north of Prato, is a man-made lake which has several beaches. Families can swim, sunbathe or play and children can enjoy seeing birds and turtles in the wild. There is plenty to do in Prato for families and adult couples. Rent a holiday home in Prato and pursue a perfect holiday.