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Palazzo Pretorio

Prato, Italy


Palazzo Pretorio

Prato, Italy

Palazzo Pretorio

Silent witness of the political, civil and military events of the city, dominating the Piazza del Comune with its austereand imposing structure, since 1284 Palazzo Pretorio has been the seat of the court, prisons and foreign magistracies, already expanded in the fourteenth century. His soul changed radically in the eighteenth century, when the rooms of the building became administrative offices of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In 1912, he inaugurated his current role as Museum, repeatedly updated until the last order of 1998. A fundamental stop for those visiting Tuscany, the Museum of Palazzo Pretorio of Prato offers the visitors an exhibition path full of masterpieces that traces the history and the art of Prato from the fourteenth to the twentieth century. 
On the ground floor the historical framework, with objects-symbol of the past. The large rooms dedicated to temporary exhibitions introduce to the visit of the three upper floors, ordered following an ascending chronological criterio. Works that have marked the art of all times, including the masterpieces by Bernardo Daddi, Donatello, Della Robbia, Giovanni da Milano, Lorenzo Monaco, Filippo and Filippino Lippi, Battistello Caracciolo, Lorenzo Bartolini and Jacques Lipchitz, follow one another in the large rooms, enhanced by the design of the architects Adolfo Natalini, Marco Magni and Piero Guicciardini.

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Palazzo Pretorio

Piazza del Comune
59100, Prato

Opening hours

    MON 10:30 - 18:30

    TUE closed

    WED 10:30 - 18:30

    THU 10:30 - 18:30

    FRI 10:30 - 18:30

    SAT 10:30 - 18:30

    SUN 10:30 - 18:30

Centro Pecci


Museo del tessuto


Villa medicea di Poggio a Caiano e Museo della Natura Morta

Poggio a Caiano

Giardino della Villa di Castello