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Basilica di Santa Maria delle Carceri

Basilica di Santa Maria delle Carceri

Church of high architectonic value, it was built in the second half of the 15th century by Giuliano da Sangallo, according the harmonious proportions of the Greek cross and is surmounted by a cupola
Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci

Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci

Designed by Italo Gamberini in 1984 and opened in 1988, it is not only an exhibition place but also a seat of international research and artistic production
Centro di Scienze Naturali

Centro di Scienze Naturali

Contains 750 sq.m of showrooms with collections of birds, mammals, fishes, reptiles, insects, shells, minerals, stones, herbariums, and archaeological and paleontologic finds of the Galceti Paleolithic Mousterian station
Church of San Bartolomeo

Church of San Bartolomeo

The church was rebuilt in the post-war period
Church of San Domenico

Church of San Domenico

This church has a refined Gothic structure
Church of San Fabiano

Church of San Fabiano

The church, built by the Benedictines of the Cassinese-Cluniac rule, is mentioned for the first time in a paper of 1081, but it is surely older
Church of San Francesco

Church of San Francesco

The construction of the present church dates back to the late 13th century
Church of San Niccolò

Church of San Niccolò

It is a complex of buildings built from XIV century to XVIII century, with numerous pieces of art
Church of San Pier Forelli

Church of San Pier Forelli

Church of the 19th century, rectangular-shaped, arisen in 1838, on the place of an ancient demolished church
Church of San Vincenzo and Santa Caterina De Ricci

Church of San Vincenzo and Santa Caterina De Ricci

This church is dedicated to Santa Caterina de' Ricci, who lived in the adjoining nunnery for a long time
Church of Sant'Agostino

Church of Sant'Agostino

It was originated by the Augustinian monks in 1271, but the present church dates back to the 14th and 15th century
Church of Santa Maria del Soccorso

Church of Santa Maria del Soccorso

The construction of the church began in 1575 and an arcade was added in 1584 by Alfonso Parigi
Church of Santa Maria della Pietà

Church of Santa Maria della Pietà

The church was built in 1617, following a miracle event, after a project of Gherardo Mechini
Church of Spirito Santo

Church of Spirito Santo

It has a sober and elegant aspect and houses some very valuable works
Duomo di Santo Stefano

Duomo di Santo Stefano

The interior has 3 aisles supported by green marble massive columns and finished with elegant capitals; wide arcades and decorations with bands of alberese stone and green marble
Emperor's Castle

Emperor's Castle

It was built in the 1230s for Emperor Frederick II as a base for his representative in the city and as a way-station for imperial progresses between Germany and his domains in southern Italy
Etruscan Necropolis in Prato Rosello

Etruscan Necropolis in Prato Rosello

Sets for burials without monumental context and also around ten barrows that testimony the existence of the necropolis starting from the end of the eighth century BC were found in Prato Rosello
Etruscan Tombs of Montefortini

Etruscan Tombs of Montefortini

Two of the most important Etruscan Tombs in Tuscany which are dated between the VII and the VI century BC
Galleria degli Alberti

Galleria degli Alberti

It contains an important collection of florentine and tuscan paintings of the Baroque period
Museo del tessuto

Museo del tessuto

The Museum preserves a wealth of textile materials of extreme interest due to the quality and variety of the collections
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

It houses works of art coming from the Cathedral, including also holy silverware and relics, as well as from other churches, especially of the mountain area
Museo di pittura murale

Museo di pittura murale

The museum is situated on the first floor of the Monastery of S. Domenico and was founded in 1974 to gather several detached frescoes, sinopias and graffiti
The Cassero Medievale

The Cassero Medievale

The 'Cassero Medievale' of Prato is a Medieval Bridgehouse and it has just reopened to the public after a great work of restoration
The Medici Villa

The Medici Villa

The Poggio a Caiano villa, certainly one of the most interesting building projects of the early Renaissance, was begun in 1485 by the express wishes of Lorenzo the Magnificent who chose Giuliano da Sangallo to carry out the plan

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