Internationally famous textile district, Prato, with its international market-oriented vocation, has always been a city that welcomes visitors from all over the world. Its industrial wealth goes hand in hand with the wealth of historical and artistic sites. The old town is home to the Santo Stefano Cathedral (where there is the belt of holy Mary) enriched by the pulpit by Donatello, the Castle of the Emperor and the Church of Santa Maria delle Carceri. Prato is the birthplace of Francesco Datini, international medieval merchant and banker, and the city keep his extraordinary valuable Archive. Based in the City there are: The Pecci Museum, one of the most important centres for contemporary art in Italy, and the Textile Museum.
Florence does not really need any introduction. Just know that a whole day is not even enough to get a glimpse of the wonders of the City. It was home to artists and writers like Dante, Giotto, Brunelleschi, and Michelangelo, who contributed to the reputation of Florence with all sorts of masterpieces. The old town offers, among other things, the Campanile di Giotto, Chiesa di Santa Maria Novella, The Dome, the Baptistery, in addition to superb Uffizi Gallery. The climate is mild and the countryside very picturesque. Florence is 15 km from Prato.
Pisa is another notorious city of Tuscany just 80 km from Prato. In the Middle Ages was one of the maritime republics and extended his rule over most of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The wealth and prestige of the period have left their mark in every part of town. Very famous are the Leaning Tower in Piazza dei Miracoli, as well as the Duomo and the Baptistery. A short distance from the city toward the sea, lies the San Rossore Park, once a royal hunting reserve, now large protected area to protect forests and beaches.
One of the most beautiful and rich of history cities of Tuscany is located only 80 km from Prato. Built on hills, which also features the beautiful surrounding countryside, has a beautiful medieval old town with narrow streets and large palaces. One of its jewels is the Piazza del Campo, the place where it is held the Palio, the famous horse race between the districts of the city. The race is held twice a year, on July 2 and August 16, and is probably one of the oldest Italian popular demonstrations, deeply felt by all citizens of Siena.
Castiglione della Pescaia and Tuscan Arcipelago
Castiglione, an ancient village overlooking the sea between Punta Ala and the Maremma Park owes its origins to the Etruscans, who made an important coastal city, also known in the Middle Ages. The old part is at the top of the hill and gives a great panoramic view of the sea below and the Island of Elba. Nearby you can reach different beaches or hikes, especially in spring. From the marina, thanks to a some ferries, is it possible to reach some of the seven islands of Tuscan Arcipelago (Elba, Capraia, Gorgona, Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio, Giannutri) now protected by a beautiful National Park. For your stay in Castiglione della Pescaia We recommend an overnight stay at the hotel of our group.