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Castello dell'Imperatore

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, 59100, Prato, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0574 38207
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Stunning view from the top

This provide a stunning 360 view of Tuscany from the top. I love looking at different clousters of the many churches around Prato. Climbing up and down could be tricky for the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the fortress excited to see what was inside such a commanding structure - you can see it from a distance and we were looking forward to our visit. When we approached it from one side, we saw a huge staircase leading up to a massive doorway so we ventured that direction but the doors were bolted shut.... More 

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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are in Prato a visit to castle is a must- it has great views out over the city and the surrounding hills. The light at dusk would be great for taking photos- we were there at midday so was also a good photo time

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Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

when you are there you should see, toscana, walk to inside, some more historical buildings inside...

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This provide a stunning 360 view of Tuscany from the top. I love looking at different clousters of the many churches around Prato. Climbing up and down could be tricky for the frails as the stairs are uneven and steep. Wheelchair access was there but wasn't working, sadly.

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Prato, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

When is possible to climb the stairs to reach the top you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view. It is worth a visit :)

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

One of the many Castles in Tuscany. If you like castles and their history than visit while in Prato. Various areas in Tuscany is enclosed with a overpowering wall. Good history to research.

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Prato, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most ancient castle in italy. It was built for emperor Federico and is a symbol for Prato. Is located in the same place of the church of Santa Maria delle Carceri, another mileston of the treasures of Prato.

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Ironbridge Gorge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Visited here last week and we were amazed how beautiful a condition this Castle is in. Great position in the centre of Prato and so much to see and do here without crowds of people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Free and a very pleasant walk. There are informational plaques which describe the skyline. The walkway atop the walls is well tended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

This was a delightful part of my visit to Prato. The castle is free and the views from the ramparts are wonderful, and it is very peaceful as there are few visitors. You can see all of the city and surrounding areas, and it is not a long climb to the top.

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