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The facade is architecturally simple, the shape of the building informing the new structure so that its low-pitched central roof and sloping side aisles mark the roofline, which is enlivened with an open parapet of simple Gothic tracery, uniting the buildi ...
Internally, the church has a nave and aisles, all in Romanesque style and dating from the early 13th century. They are separated by elegant columns of green serpentine, the capitals being attributed to Guidetto. The vaults, designed by Ferdinando Tacca, we ...
A small staircase leads from the old church to the 14th century transept, which has five high cross vaults, each ending in an apse divided by pilasters. The presbytery has three works by the American artist, Robert Morris (2000-2001).In the transept right ...
On the transept right, the Vinaccesi Chapel is home to a notable Deposition of Christ from the 13th century. It also has 19th century frescoes by the Pratese painter Alessandro Franchi.Next is the Assumption Chapel, which was frescoed in 1435-1436 by the s ...
The Cintola Chapel (Italian: Cappella del Sacro Cingolo) is located under the last arch of the left aisles, next to the counter-façade. It houses the Sacra Cintola, the belt which, according to the tradition, was given to St. Thomas by the Virgin Ma ...
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Prato is in the heart of Tuscany, ideal center to reach the other famous art cities in the region. But, anyway, also Prato is a city of art and prestige, and offers various routes art and interesting monuments, churches, squares and museums. Prato is famous in Italy and all over the world because of the wool production that played; but the city is not only workshops and factories. Both the city and the surrounding territory are rich of goads for the tourist: Romanesque churches, Etruscan findings, medieval villages. The Medicean villa in Poggio a Caiano is not so far from Prato. The villa was one of the numerous residences the Medici family had in the countryside around Florence. A holiday in Prato will be pleasant, a m ix of culture, relax and amusement. Reserve together with us your accommodation in Prato, choosing between our hotels, residences, apartments, bed & breakfast, camping, farmhouses and hostels.
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