From the terraces of our villa you can clearly see the city of Prato with its main square and bell tower, and it can be easily reached by car in just 15 minutes. During a visit to the city you can stop in the Cathedral of Santo Stefano to admire the frescoes by Filippo Lippi, the pulpit by Michelozzo and the exterior decorated by Donatello. The city not only offers historic and artistic attractions of great importance, but also the possibility of visiting one of the most important centers for contemporary art in Italy: the Pecci Museum.
From medieval times, textile production has played a leading role in Prato’s economy, as evidenced by the documents of the merchant Francesco Datini. Starting in the nineteenth century, the growth of the industrial development turned Prato into one of the most important textile districts in Europe. Don’t miss a visits to the Museo del Tessuto (Textile Museum) the largest space in Italy dedicated to showcasing ancient and contemporary textile art and production.
For gourmet enthusiasts, Prato offers excellent pastries and sweets to indulge in, including the award-winning treats from Luca Mannori and the Nuovo Mondo Pastry Shop. The famous traditional Cantuccini of Prato, dry biscuit with almonds which are loved and replicated around the world, was invented right here in the Biscottificio Antonio Mattei dal 1858.