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Santa Maria della Pieta´s church was built where there was an old tabernacle around which prodigious events happened. They gave origin to the building of the sanctuary which was executed at the beginning of the XVII century by Gherardo Mechini.The wa ...
The Sanctuary building was delibereted after some prodigious events happened about the tabernacle placed at that time along the street towards Galciana (at present via Roncioni). It represented in fresco the Virgin Mary suckling the Child, painted by Pietr ...
The small, medieval village of Poggio alla Malva has beautiful surroundings, featuring vineyards, olive groves and woods of pines and cypresses. This beautiful location is on one of the characteristic Tuscan hilltops that overlooks the Arno valley next to ...
This church, once known as the Blessed Crucifix oratory, became the parish church in 1741 after the church of Santo Stefano alle Busche, located further down, was deserted. Its graceful interior has a trussed vaulted roof, and a barrel vault covering the p ...
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Prato is situated in north-eastern Tuscany in a plain covering the provinces of Pistoia Prato and Florence The Bisenzio river, which flows across the town, and the Ombrone pistoiese (Pistoia Ombrone) constitute the borders of the province. Prato is famous in Italy and all over the world because of the wool production that played, since the Middle Ages, an important role for the economic and social development of the whole territory and that now, with its modern factories, has been transferred in the industrial zones. Although Prato cannot boast as rich an artistic heritage as neighboring Florence it nevertheless has interesting monuments, churches, squares and museums. The Medicean villa in Poggio a Caiano is just a few kilometres away from Prato The villa was one of the numerous residences the Medici family had in the countryside around Florence. For an interesting and funny holiday choose Prato and search for your ideal accommodation between those we propose: bed & breakfast, hostels, hotels, farmhouses, residences, apartments, camping.
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