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44 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 48 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM HUNGARY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Prato & Pisa BY A USER FROM ROMANIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Prato & Florence BY A USER FROM ROMANIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM GEORGIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Prato BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA August, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Prato BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA August, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Italy BY A USER FROM HUNGARY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM SERBIA April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
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Intima, raccolta, nata da un progetto di Giuliano da Sangallo su commissione di Lorenzo il Magnifico, è veramene un gioiellino. Costruita nella seconda metà del quattrocentro, rispetta la bicromia tip... more »Intimate, collection, born from a project by Giuliano da Sangallo, commissioned by Lorenzo the magnificent, is a perfect gem. Built in the second half of quattrocentro, respects the two typical of the architecture of limestone and serpentine from Prato (green marble). The Basilica is located at the side of the imposing Castle of the Emperor, in the square from which it takes its name, the former headquarters of the prison of the Stinche prison, which is still partially open to visitors.View original
La particolare forma di questa chiesa la rende unica al mondo, tanto da stare in ogni libro di Storia dell'arte! inoltre sotto la chiesa sono visitabili le antiche carceri... more »The particular shape of this church makes it unique in the world, so much to fit in every art history book! also under the Church can be visited the ancient prisons ...View original
La visita alla chiesa di Santa Maria delle Carceri è necessariamente da effettuare nel corso di una passeggiata nel centro di Prato. Uno dei capolavori dell'architettura rinascimentale. Ancora troppo ... more »The visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Carceri is necessarily to be carried out during a walk through the Centre of Prato. One of the masterpieces of Renaissance architecture. Still too little known and valued. To greatly improve the tourist's attention to Italian and foreign.View original
Matteo P.Beautiful Greek cross Church. Characterize the prisons upon which it sits, still visitable. The site of a Marian apparition. Built on what were the prisons of the adjacent Castle of the emperor. To visit!View original
Francesco RosatiA unique Church in a very nice square. According to the tradition, on July 6 1484 a child saw poor, animate, Iacopino Belcari said the image of a Madonna and child, painted on the wall of the public prison (known as "of the Stinche", as in Florence). After other similar events and the growing popular devotion, it was decided to build a basilica on the site. After choosing a first project, Lorenzo de ' Medici emerged that edited out of his instructions from his favorite architect Giuliano da Sangallo, who built a church with a Greek cross plan, inspired by the Pazzi Chapel by Brunelleschi. Masterpiece of symmetry and proportion, synthesis full of Brunelleschi's theoretical postulates and spatial solutions of Leon Battista Alberti, was built from 1486 to 1495 as for the Interior, while the outer skin, discontinued in 1506, will be completed later. The same Sangallo resumed this model as basis for your own design of the new St Peter's basilica in Rome and his brother Antonio da Sangallo the elder for the Church of San Biagio at Montepulciano. This model also seems he was inspired by Raphael in his design for the Church of Sant'Eligio degli Orefici in Rome (begun in 1509). The Bell Tower is neoclassical, by Giuseppe e Francesco Valentini. Between 1884 and 1887 was completed the top of West façade, designed by architects Lucky Rocchi and Giuseppe Bacci, with Camillo Boito as a consultant, based on designs by Sangallo.View original
Pier Francesco MartiniMasterpiece of Giuliano da Sangallo, the most beautiful church of Prato. To visit especially now after the recent enhancement of the square.View original
Federico Silvio MorettoOne of the historic churches of Prato founded following a Marian apparition. Is also an active Youth Ministry Center and beyond.View original
Filippo De CarloOne of the most beautiful Italian Renaissance basilicasView original
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