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June 18, 2018

Art for urban regeneration in Prato

Prato’s Macrolotto Zero, initially an urban industrial area and now one with a great concentration of Chinese immigrant workers, is the site of Rigenerazione Pop, a project to promote safety and integration through creativity.         An impressive group of associations, artists and industries have been involved in this long term project that […]
May 3, 2018

Brit Pack in Prato

Mark Wallinger has always examined themes of identity and looked at concepts of power, authority, deceit and illusion, which the British artist has brought to Prato’s Centro Pecci for his first solo exhibition in Italy. He’s one of the most important contemporary artists in the UK and the MARK WALLINGER MARK show invites visitors to […]
February 9, 2018

Marie Antoinette exhibition in Prato

Prato's Museo del Tessuto, inaugurated its most recent exhibition on February 9, titled Marie Antoinette: The Oscar-Winning Costumes of a Queen.
July 17, 2017

A packed September in Prato

Ah, September! The season of fresh starts, it has long been among the busiest months in Prato, traditionally a time when laypeople and clerical authorities would come together for festivities surrounding the Madonna della Cintola. The legacy of these celebrations lives on in Settembre | Prato è Spettacolo, a cultural festival organized by Fonderia Cultart […]
June 5, 2017

Re-appropriating industrial archeology in Prato

Something is brewing in Prato. The industrial center in the heart of Tuscany has long been a city of opposites: Medieval and contemporary, monasteries and factories, beauty and decrepitude. It is a city that has faced the unfortunate decline of its main industry, textiles, in the last decades of the 20th century, but in recent […]
February 6, 2017

Streetsmart: via il Prato

I’m partial to via il Prato, having had my hair rescued by the team at Tommy’s (17r). It’s an unassuming and underpriced salon, and was seemingly the only place in town open on the Feast Day of the Immacolata, when I could no longer ignore how my then-long locks had moved from “whimsically unkempt” to […]
January 23, 2017

Australian hot chocolate and other lessons from Prato

Siamo in arrivo a Firenze Santa Maria Novella.   A new month, a new station, a new city.   Just like the train from Prato Porto Al Serraglio that pulls into Florence, this New Year period is one of changeover as I move from slower life in a smaller Tuscan town to Florence’s frenetic pace. […]
October 10, 2016

Prato’s Museum Card

Prato has a museum card that is also much more.   Pratomusei, set up in February, 2013, is a network aimed at creating cultural cooperation amongst the city’s arts institutions. The network has concentrated on developing a shared educational programme for schools and families, as well as integrating the management and promotion of cultural events […]
October 8, 2016

Lottozero to launch in Prato

Prato is getting a brand-new boost to one of its most historic industries. On October 15, sisters Tessa and Arianna Moroder will open Lottozero, a new centre for textile design, art and exchange, based in a refurbished warehouse (via Arno, 10). The fully equipped workspace and studio will be open to Italian and international artists, […]
July 17, 2016

Showtime in Prato

Prato is putting its best foot forward for the second edition of Prato è Spettacolo, a 17-day festival designed to dazzle. Featuring music, sports, workshops, foodie events and activities for children and teens, the multifaceted program offers something appealing for all ages. Most of the more than 50 events and initiatives planned offer free entry. […]