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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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  • the duomo di prato is a minor basilica characterized by the famous pulpit where ostensions are made of the sacra cintola (the belt of Madonna). very nice inside too.
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  • This church is so beautiful and so unique. On one side it features an exterior pulpit with top that is shaped like an ornate umbrella. I've never seen a a pulpit like this and it's so lovely. We were ...  more »
  • One had never thought of visiting this city not far from Florence; it seemed to be noted more as a commercial centre for wool and other trades than for art or for religious purposes. But a story about...  more »
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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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