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  Prato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coordinates: 43°52′N 11°05′E Prato is a city in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato.
Prato is also a centre of the slow food movement, with many other local specialities, including cantucci, a type of biscotti, sold by local speciality bakers.
The severity of the sack of Prato led to the surrender of the Florentine Republic to a restoration of Medici rule.
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 Hotels, B&B, Farm Holiday, Apartments in prato Italy
The hotel is located in the historical center of Prato on a 19th Century building (Palazzo Martelli), in a quiet area and close to the main monuments, museums and theaters of the city; 29 rooms with bath or shower and 2 junior suites, air conditioning, Satellite TV, VHS videoplay...
Prato is a city rich in history and lies in the heart of Tuscany.
The palazzo was the residence of the aristocratic Manassei family from as far back as 1267 and it still succeeds in conveying its historic importance through finely preserved fourteenth-century frescoes.
www.bbplanet.it /st_en.asp?provincia=PRATO   (480 words)

 Prato's District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Prato’s industrial district is the most important European wool centre.
The most significant share of Prato’s productions (50%) is bought by clothing and knitwear firms whose garments reach the public in qualified stores such as boutiques or department stores.
Currently 70% of Prato’s exports, amounting to 5.400 billion liras, are directed to the European Union countries, mostly Germany, France and Great Britain.
www.paginetessili.com /link/EPrato.php   (298 words)

 Accommodations in Prato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Prato is located at the centre of the northern part of Tuscany, a short distance from Florence and near the other major art cities of the region (Pistoia, Pisa, Lucca, Siena).
The Province of Prato, just recently chartered, is composed of seven municipalities: Cantagallo, Carmignano, Montemurlo, Poggio a Caiano, Vaiano and Vernio, with Prato as its chief town.
Prato is famous, above all, for its production of woolen fabrics that, since the Middle Ages, has had a strong influence on the economic and social development of the entire area, and that still flourishes in the modern mills, now grouped together in the industrial parks.
www.yourwaytotuscany.com /Prato.htm   (1176 words)

 Accommodations and villas in Florence and Florence area Prato and Province.
Accommodations and villas in Florence and Florence area Prato and Province.
Prato becomes Common until XII century, in Renaissance age, the economic, artistic and cultural increase the city.
In front of to the castle, is raised the Basilica of S. Marie of the Jails, one of the greater work of art of the Rinaissance age, constructed between 1485 and 1492 by Lorenzo il Magnifico is an architectonic work of art with harmonious proportions.
www.villageitalia.com /prato_english/prato.html   (295 words)

 Prato | About Monash University in Prato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The recently formed Province of Prato embraces some magnificent countryside, which is well worth visiting.
Three kilometres from Prato is the 'Centro di Scienze Naturali' wildlife and recreational park, which is a centre for the care and rehabilitation of wild fauna.
Prato is regularly connected by train to Florence (30 mins), Pistoia (20 mins), Pisa (1hr), Lucca (1 hour) and the seaside resort of Viareggio (1 1/2hrs).
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 Tourist informations prato, hotel prato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Upon the fall of the Roman Empire, Prato's territory became a place for rest on military and trading routes; at this point the first town settlement started forming, initially divided into two villages, Borgo al Cornio and the castle of Pratum, of the Alberti family.
Between the 12th and the 13th century the city was fortified with two wall rings, which increased as its political and economical role grew, as it had become an important centre for wool trade.
The most traditional of Prato events is by all means the Fiera di Maria or Maria's festival, celebrated from the 8th of September every year and dating back to the 14th century.
www.bestwestern.it /BW/EN/hotel-prato-tourist-local-info   (564 words)

 Agriturism in Tuscany
Prato A geographical central position close to Tuscan major art cities, fast and frequent highway and railway connections, comfortable and easily accessible hotels make Prato the right place to start your journey across Tuscany.
From the green mountains of the Bisenzio Valley to the large plane surrounded by the gentle hills of Montalbano lies a Province strongly attached to its culture where history, art and nature blend harmoniously.
The Province of Prato departs from the silent woodlands of the Bisenzio Valley, on the border between Toscana and Emilia Romagna, down to a densely populated plane surrounded by the Montalbano gentle hills.
www.genteditoscana.it /prato/prato_info.htm   (666 words)

 Territoria - Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art : Expositie / Exhibition at GALERIES.NL
The factories, which were built from the second half of the nineteenth century up to World War II bear historic witness to the diligence of the whole province and to the extent of its economic development.
This is the reason Prato and the Bisenzio valley was selected for the Dutch event; indeed the Netherlands has been developing a policy of encouraging and disseminating art throughout its territory for some years.
The second location in the town of Prato will be the cycle-pedestrian track near the Datini bridge where the large bronze statue commissioned for the occasion to Gijs Assmann will be placed and where it will be on permanent show after the event has ended.
www.galeries.nl /expo.asp?exponr=22203   (550 words)

 Prato Italy Tourist, Travel and Hotels guide.
Provincia di Prato) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy.
The hotel is located in the historical center of Prato, which is the second town of Tuscany per number of inhabitants, on a 19th century building, in a quiet area and close to the main monuments, museums, and theaters of the city.
Situated in the commercial heart of Prato, just a few minutes from the railway station and only 400 meters from the exit "East Prato" of the A11 highway, that will lead you in 15 minutes to the airport of Peretola and the Historical Centre of Florence.
www.pratohotels.com   (532 words)

 Prato : Introduction | Frommers.com
Poor Prato is overlooked by too many sightseers simply because it seems too close to Florence to be different.
What they're missing is one of northern Tuscany's most open, friendly, and lively cities, one with a modest repository of heavyweight art treasures from the likes of Donatello and Filippo Lippi as well as a glittering collection of early Renaissance altarpieces.
Prato is the region's fastest-growing city, a hard-working community that helps debunk the myth of the lackadaisical Italian with a millennium of serious commitment to its economy.
www.frommers.com /destinations/prato/2540010001.html   (245 words)

 SRS - Attività & Prodotti - Research & Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Co-ordinated by Marta Franci, the SRS staff is in charge of: the elaboration of contents, methodologies and instruments of distance vocational guidance and training (e-learning) for women insertion into the labour market; training of 450 women; training and management of a group of tutors on-line (Call Centre).
In 1996, on behalf of FIL (the agency of the Province of Prato for training, innovation and labour) involved SRS to analyse the results of several courses organised in Prato.
They were experimented in three Tuscany Provinces (Firenze, Prato and Livorno) between January and May as a project financed by the Regional Government.
www.srseuropa.it /att_pro/w1.htm   (1214 words)

 Prato Hotel Rooms Reservation - Hotel Prato Hotel in Prato Hotels Prato Hotels in Prato, Accommodation Prato, ...
Located in a quiet residential area, a few miles from Florence, Prato and Pistoia the hotel is only a few minutes distance from the beautiful Medici Villa "Ambra", built in the late 15th century.
Situated in the commercial heart of Prato, few minutes from the railway station and only 400 meters from the exit "East Prato" of the A11 highway leading in 15 minutes to the airport of Peretola and the Historical Centre of Florence.
The Hotel is located close to several sport structures like arena, tennis fields, soccer to five and golfcourse.
www.hotelsearch.it /en/hotel/province-prato.htm   (231 words)

 Prato: Hotels, B&B - Privatzimmer, Jugendherberge - 0 - Deutsche version
In the heart of Prato's historical center, stands the Accademia, nestled within the city's most frequently strolled stre...
Located on the hill of Montemurlo, in a panoramic position between Prato and Pistoia and few kilometres far from Florenc...
I Glicini B&B is situated in the protected area of Monteferrato in a typical Tuscan house from the seventeenth century,...
www.tourismus-toskana.com /Prato.php?argomento=|avanzato-_-1   (242 words)

 Prato - Tuscany on ForumForUs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Local Merchants of Prato: Small Entrepreneurs in the Late Medieval Economy and Il Banco Cambini: Affari e cercati di una compagnia mercantile-bancaria...
Fra Filippo Lippi and the murals for Prato Cathedral (Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz) - Eve Borsook (Kunsthistorisches Institut])
Culturally, Prato is rich, with many museums and other cultural monuments, including the Filippo Lippi frescoes in the Cathedral of St Stephano, currently under restoration.
www.tuscany.forumforus.com /Prato   (459 words)

 Prato genealogy and family history
We are developing a system for the public to suggest specific resources for Prato and other names, to complement the more general data for Prato family search.
13 - Prato Genealogy PIETRO GASPERO FRANCESCHINI was born on 21 Jun 1780 in GONFIENTI, prato, firenze, italia.
on the Province of Prato, Region Toscana (Tuscany), Italy, with...
www.peoplearchive.org /peep.php?ln=prato   (796 words)

 PO-Net: Towards Prato
Where Prato is and how to reach the province
The Province of Prato extends into the north-east part of Tuscany for an area covering 365 km² and consists of 7 municipalities: Prato, Carmignano, Cantagallo, Montemurlo, Poggio a Caiano, Vaiano and Vernio
On this site at the present time there is no map of the city available: can be consulted on the web good interactive maps*, which also supply the possibility of using a zoom and search by name of streets.
www.po-net.prato.it /versoprato/home_e.htm   (173 words)

 Province of Prato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prato (Italian: Provincia di Prato) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy.
The province has an area of 365 km², and a total population of 227,886 (2001).
There are 7 comune (municipalities) in the province.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Province_of_Prato   (97 words)

An ambitious and prestigious project which is born as a journey around and within «other» cultures, removed from stereotypes and clichés, and which every year succeeds in involving writers of great calibre, for their intellectual stature and existential journeys.
We saw it in the previous editions, with the public crowding the conferences and workshops and it will probably b the same this year with the programme organised by the event's patron Gianni Cascone, president of Grafio, with the help and support of institutions such as the Assessorship for Culture of the Province of Prato.
As usual, the project, which will be held at the Palazzo Novellucci in Prato, divides in three moments: writing conferences and seminars with the authors (conferences are free to enter, the seminars need registering), and writing labs for young immigrants and Italians, collected under the title «Da nessuna parte e ovunque» (Nowhere and anywhere).
www.waytuscany.net /rooten/79_931.htm   (251 words)

 Prato, - AllRefer.com - Prato, Italy (Italian Political Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Welcome to the english homepage of PO-Net, the Civic Net for the Province of Prato, Tuscany, Italy.
Lisa Prato was an English Literature major for much of her college career.
Comune di Prato is currently associated with 1 pieces of software and operating systems in the Secunia database.
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 MUSEUM OF PLANETARY SCIENCES - About Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The idea of creating a Museum of Planetary Sciences began to take shape at the end of the 1990s, when the Province of Prato decided to enhance the development of scientific culture in Prato starting from re-assessment of local knowledge and local scientific heritage.
It therefore assigned to the Tuscan Institute of Geophysics, an institution of long-lasting tradition, the task of developing a scientific and architectural project for a Museum linked to the land and at the same time projected on an international stage.
The Museum of Planetary Sciences of the Province of Prato then aims at reaching a high level of integration between architectural and scientific projects, both in the use of materials and from a conceptual point of view.
www.mspo.it /ingl/museoi.html   (229 words)

 Prato Accommodation, Prato Villas, Prato Hotels
Prato Place File Where to Stay Index Home
A 16th century villa, the Giovanna Rucellai Pique family, go out of their way to make guests feel at home.
19th century hotel conveniently located for station in the historical part of Prato.
www.tuscanytraveller.com /Accommodation/Accom_Prato.htm   (266 words)

 HOTELS IN PRATO - prato hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hotels in Prato, Prato hotel, holidays in Prato, Accommodation in Prato, weekend in Prato
Prato is a city in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato.
Taking its name from the meadow (prato) where a great market was held in antiquity, PRATO – capital of its own little province 15km northwest of Florence – has been Italy's chief textile city since the early Middle Ages.
www.alberghi-in-italia.it /hotels/prato_hotels.htm   (138 words)

 Farm holidays Prato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Situated in a favourable and practical location, not far away from the station and the historic centre, Art Hotel BandB Milano sets itself among the best in Prato and its environs for welcome and hospit...
Born from ancient villages assembled to constitute a town boundary by walls, Common free in the sec became.
In the town find hips two museums: The Museum of the Fabric, lodged indoors of the municipal palace, and the Museum of the Work of the Cathedral, placed in the Episcopal palace.
www.agriguida.com /farm/prato.asp   (204 words)

 Hotels in Prato Italy - Art Hotel Museo
Art Hotel is a large complex with an organized architecture for all the necessities, able to offer to its customers all kind of services.
Area Attractions - Mainly the city of Florence, which is at 15 km, with all its art treasures.
Room with two bedrooms with all comforts Air conditioning, internet access, safe One bedroom with double bed plus sitting room with sofa and private bathroom, soundproofed, air conditioning with temperature control, international direct dial telephone, safe, mini bar, modem jack, electronic doors, satellite TV with remote control.
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 Prato - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
To attend and/or present at a conference at the Prato Centre or a nearby The following scholarships are attached to the Monash University Prato Centre:
Prato Feito lyrics, songs, canciones, paroles, mp3, lyric, download, listen.
Prato Universita Trieste Dipartimento Scienze Farmaceutichi Piazzale Europa 1 I-34127 Trieste, Italy.
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 SPES Project
By setting processes for how these credentials should be issued to the citizen in a standardised way and by working on the technical aspects needed for such mutual recognition, progress was made.
The original partners were the cities of Prato, Saarbruecken and Sheffield.
These have now been joined by the cities of Bremerhaven, Dundee, Koper and Sunderland along with participants from the provinces of Prato and Piacenza.
www.w-spes.org   (480 words)

 Province of PRATO Hotels, Residence, Bed and Breakfast
Province of PRATO hotels, residence, bed and breakfast
Please enjoy our selection of hotels, residence, apartments, bed and breakfast nearby PRATO.
Once you've made your choice, you'll be able to reserve your stay, at no cost!
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