Stay in Prato is the kind invitation to “get to know” our city, an invitation put forth with the same gentle insistence of a friend who invites you to continue as a guest in his home. Whether you are in Tuscany for business or pleasure, Prato may prove to be the right choice for your stay. Its geographically strategic location is one apparent reason: located just a few kilometers from Florence, it is well-served by two highways (A1 Milan-Naples and A11 Florence-Sea). It’s the ideal place from which to organize visits (both by car or train) to Tuscany’s artistic cities. It’s also a great home-base from where to plan food and wine-tasting excursions to the near-by villages and hill towns of the Chianti region.
Prato is also a great alternative place to stay if Florence is your final destination, both for its logistic convenience and money-saving potential, particularly during Florentine fashion fairs and other organized events. The train connections from Prato to Florence are simply excellent. With a train departing every twenty minutes and reasonable ticket prices, the train service can almost be considered an above-ground subway system.
Prato will surprise you with its high level of efficiency, expected of an “industrial city,” but it will especially win you over because of its pleasant livability, typical of a Tuscan town with a medieval heart.