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April 5, 2019

Pratolino Medici park reopens on April 5

A 25-minute drive due north of Florence along via Fiorentina, the Pratolino Medici park reopens on April 5 for the summer season.
March 19, 2019

Recò Festival in Prato

Recò aims to address best practices in the field of sustainability and renewal.
February 28, 2019

Exploring Pratomagno and the Casentino

Silence and adrenaline: these two words aren’t often found in the same sentence, but this is exactly what awaits you in the wild woods of the Casentino and the steep slopes of Pratomagno, where an unparalleled variety of landscapes offers total solitude in the company of millennia-old forests and exhilarating trails to some of the […]
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. […]