Prato Tourism

Prato (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpraːto] ) is a city and comune in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato. The city is at the foot of Monte Retaia, elevation 768 metres (2,520 ft), the last peak in the Calvana chain. The lowest elevation in the comune is 32 metres (105 ft), near the Cascine di Tavola, and the highest is the peak of Monte Cantagrillo at 818 metres (2,684 ft). The Bisenzio (river), a tributary of the Arno, flows through it. Historically, Prato's economy has been based on the textile industry. The renowned Datini archives are a significant collection of late medieval documents concerning economic and trade history, produced between 1363 and 1410. Prato is also a centre of the slow food movement, with many local specialities, including cantucci, a type of biscotti, sold by local speciality bakers. Since the late 1950s, the city has experienced significant immigration, firstly from southern Italy, then from other nationalities, the most notable being a large Chinese community which first arrived in the late 1980s. With more than 191,000 inhabitants, Prato is Tuscany's second largest city and the third largest in Central Italy, after Rome and Florence.

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Is Prato in Italy on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. After your splendid visit to Prato, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Florence. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Florence for its bountiful attractions like Accademia Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, Basilica Di Santa Maria Del Fiore on your trip to Prato. A vacation to Prato can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

Prato is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

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  • Hello . I need to know how to go around the Prato wholesale area ,becase i do not drive. Is it a big area ? Is there a service where I can rent a car with a driver to take me from place to plece ? Many thanks Georgia Heracleous

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    • I have heard that there are buses that connect Prato with surrounding areas and suburbs. You can also check radio taxi services to get around. 

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  • Know the pollution level of Prato before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Prato for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Prato.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 68.75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 68.75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 33.46 (Low)
    • Climate Index 94.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 52.3 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.21 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Prato

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.83 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 85.48 USD

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