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Stroll Through The Cobbled Medieval Streets Of Prato

Prato is the third-largest city in central Italy, a “jem” often overshadowed by the nearby Florence, a city where you can find the perfect balance between ancient and modern times, a tourist destination which is often not overcrowded.

From Prato
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
  • Online experience streamed live from the charming historical centre  of Prato
  • Admire the Cathedral square with its imposing marble decoration, and visit the Duomo
  • Marvel at the Castle of the Emperor - the last remaining of Suevian Architecture
  • Understand how the Medici family is linked to the Church of Santa Maria delle Carceri

Prato is the third-largest city in central Italy, a “gem” often overshadowed by the nearby Florence. It is a city where you can find the perfect balance between ancient and modern times, and I would love to show you around its well preserved historical centre on this live-streamed Online Experience.
Our tour will start at the Duomo of Prato. We will walk around the Cathedral square with its imposing marble decoration and admire the peculiar Pulpit of Donatello, one of the most gifted sculptors of the Renaissance Era. Strolling down the main street, we will arrive at the Town Hall square, where the statue of Datini - one of the most important citizens of the Middle Ages, who revolutionised the banking business in Italy - awaits us. This square is also the site of the Palazzo Pretorio, the former palace of the high magistrate. It was recently turned into a museum, and displays paintings and sculptures that range from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

Moving ahead, let us stop by a well-preserved original "House-tower" from the 13th century, and learn about some of the everyday habits of medieval citizens as we take a look around. At the Castle of the Emperor, we will marvel at the last remaining example of Suevian Architecture. On a visit to the stunning church of Santa Maria delle Carceri, I will tell you about its links to the renowned Medici family. Finally, we will end our tour at the beautiful brick church of St. Francis, which dates all the way back to the year 1282.

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves traveling to various places, and at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 75 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 125 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Eleonora Galardini

I am gracefully in my 30s and I work as a tourist guide. My passion for travel began in high school when I began to study foreign languages. Later, I travelled extensively around Europe and became obsessed with the history of art. In 2013, I received a Bachelor's Degree in Restoration of canvases and wooden frames at LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Florence, and in 2016 I became a certificated Tourist Guide. Since then, my goal has been to make people's journey in Tuscany a wonderful experience.
The most beautiful part of my job is storytelling: I really enjoy sharing with other people the stories behind our ancient monuments and gossips about our main historical figures, to make them more human and let my clients have a taste of Italian “folklore”.
I hope to enhance your experience of the online tour by communicating through descriptions and anecdotes the charm of my beloved medieval hometown. As Dostoevsky wrote: “Beauty can save the world!” and I totally agree with him.

From USD 82 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.