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July 27, 2020

Il Dek Prato: fish charcuterie and colourful characters

  I donned my “shark” mask to visit Prato. Hand-stitched from Pucci silk castoffs with a jagged azure on sky blue pattern, the RN reuse of fabrics seemed appropriate attire for lunch in the (more than) textiles town.         There’s another, more idiomatic reason why I went with the predatory fish theme. […]
January 14, 2020

Winter exhibitions in Prato

This winter, Prato’s museums provide at least three good reasons to return to the textile city. Consider it an easy day trip by train, with plenty of opportunities for good food and shopping between museums and before returning to Florence.       POST CARAVAGGIO     Ph. Marco Badiani     A “boutique” exhibition […]
September 18, 2019

Themed tours of the Pratolino Medici park

  The Pratolino Medici Park is offering free themed tours throughout September, inviting visitors to discover the history, art and nature of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The former Medici residence, built between 1569 and 1581 for Francesco de’ Medici’s Venetian mistress, Bianca Cappello, is a popular spot for family outings, vaunting hiking trails and […]
May 28, 2019

Digitizing Prato’s textiles for new inspiration

Anyone who’s ever ordered a bedding set or throw blanket and been disappointed on delivery day will recognize that tactile experience is key when it comes to textiles and fabrics. The line between scratchy and silky is a thin one that can’t easily be gleaned from a computer screen. But while touch is a problem […]
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.