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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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  • It will not be the Florence Cathedral but it is still one of the most beautiful places of a city, meadow, which is certainly not known for grandiose monuments.
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  • unique in its splendor, from the outside there is a reproduction of the pulpit of Donatello where stands the Bishop during the celebration of the patron and the exhibition of the Holy Girdle. white Carrara marble finishes and typical green marble of Prato obtained from neighbouring highlands to former volcano, now extinct of Monteferrato. entering one realises that the structure is second to many in its beauty. you will be enchanted in order to admire the frescoes produced about 500 years ago. You can admire the stained bright outdoor light.
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  • I don't know why know why great duomo di Prato, my city where I was born, my beautiful city, with a blooming flower.
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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.
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  • 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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