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Tourist and travel guide of Prato

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In Prato you can visit places like Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Carceri, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Cassero or Prato
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Prato is an Italian town of 188,691 inhabitants, capital of the province in Tuscany. It is the second largest municipality by population in the region and the third in Central Italy. The plain of Prato has been inhabited since Etruscan times, but the birth of the city proper is attributed generally to the tenth century, when we have news of two separate but adjoining towns, and village to Cornio Castrum Prati, who merged during the next century. Prato textile production in the economy has always played a major role since medieval times, as evidenced by the documents of the famous merchant Francesco Datini, but in the nineteenth century that saw an impetuous Prato industrial development, so as to be called "the Manchester of Tuscany. "But behind this aspect predominates, well today is one of the Prato textile European capitals, the city boasts historical and artistic attractions of a major cultural route that comes from the Middle Ages Vanguard. The city was officially declared part of the metropolitan area Florence - Prato - Pistoia (which is over 1,500,000 inhabitants) by the Regional Council of Tuscany with Resolution 130 of 2000. Meadow boasts many monuments of great historical and artistic interest. Many buildings, especially medieval, are characterized by the use of locally sourced materials. In particular, have often been used two types of marbles of different colors, which gave rise to a two-color in church buildings, the most important characteristic of the Romanesque not only local but also defined what "Pisa-Lucca" is in Tuscany that in Sardinia, Amalfi and [Puglia]. The stones that are used are: The Stone of Retaia limestone (white) The Serpentine Monteferrato (green)
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Forma Squadrata con Taglio sculpture
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Duomo
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Villa di Poggia a Caiano
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Castello dell'Imperatore
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Palazzo Pretorio
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Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
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Textile Museum
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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
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Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Carceri
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