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Duomo, Prato

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One of the most ancient churches in the city, Duomo dates back to the 10th century and honors Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Before you enter the attraction, take a moment to admire the exterior, and noting the white and green marble bands as well as the terra-cotta statue, "Madonna and Child with Saints." Inside, the grand Gothic ribbed vaulting will wow you along with the decorated pulpit and bronze crucifix. Don't miss the frescoes on the walls of the choir painted by Fra Filippo Lippi. If you have time, seek out the cathedral museum on the side of the church, which displays altar pieces, missals, and the renowned Holy Girdle. A visit to Duomo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Prato vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Perfectly in the historical centre of Prato, almost equidistant from market square, railway station of the Seraglio, and the town square ... nothing to do with the Florence Cathedral or other cities, but certainly a church commensurate with città di Prato.
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  • Although it has a nice historical centre, not worth going especially since I found nothing that it is highlighted with respect to the beautiful places of Tuscany. Anyway, I call the attention see excessive marginality in the streets of the area tourist, what led us to go quickly before that night. your access from Florence is simple in train for who like visiting Prato
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  • thinking about Lawn you come up with fabrics, yarns and cookies, but you may be surprised to find such beautiful frescoes behind the altar of the Cathedral, which are less referred some cookies ... the Salome dance and floor painting by Filippo Lippi in Prato worth a visit that not all unfortunately have not done ...
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  • Prato is really a nice place, calm but full of historical buildings and delicious foods. Near by Florence and easily you can take bus or train here to go and come back. i definitly advice you to visit here.
  • Famosissimo è il pulpito di Donatello!
  • Tranquil and pretty.
  • good.
  • Beautiful example of architecture!! Made with the marble of Prato!! Inside you will find many works of Lippi. Can even stop before the tabernacle containing the Waistline of the Madonna, a very important relic of Christendom to visit
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