About 24 kilometers from the center of Florence—a 20-minute train trip—is Tuscany’s second largest city, Prato, home to some 190,000 people, including Italy’s second-largest Chinese community. A day (or more!) in Prato reveals the many ways the city’s important historic and cultural past intersects with its industrial present. And of course, there is the cookie. If we had to give you just one reason to visit Prato, it might be for what most Americans call biscotti. The twice-baked cookie that is great dipped in sweet wine or coffee is called ‘the’ Biscotto di Prato. You can only get the real thing here. Prato’s other ‘must-sees’ and ‘must-dos’ are less portable yet equally rooted in history. Interest piqued? On these pages, you’ll find TF’s top 10 list of things to do in Prato, Florence’s often-overlooked neighbour.