4 museums and 1 Pratomusei Card

Following Florence’s lead, Prato now also has a special, cumulative card that grants entry to the four main museums in town. Pratomusei-card WHAT The Pratomusei card is the new combined pass to visit the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Contemporary Art Center), Textile Museum, Palazzo Pretorio Museum and Diocesan Museums. The card also includes free use of Prato public transport and you may also benefit from special prices and discounts at affiliated hotels, restaurants, shops and others (you can find the complete list on the website). HOW MUCH The card costs 13 euro, with a special price for families (26 euro for 2 adults and 2 children up to 14 years). HOW LONG The card is valid for 3 days, starting from entrance to the first museum of your choice. WHERE You can buy the card at the ticket offices of the four museums or online. Now, you just have to choose where to start… Palazzo Pretorio Museum In the heart of Prato, a wonderful medieval palace, built as a prison that would later become the municipal and foreign courts at the end of the thirteenth century. It re-opened last year as the new Museum of Palazzo Pretorio, with works by great artists such as Bernardo Daddi, Donatello, Filippo and Filippino Lippi, Alessandro Allori, Santi di Tito, Lorenzo Bartolini, and excellent temporary exhibitions. Piazza del Comune 10.30am-6pm, closed Tuesday web site Textile Museum A 3,000-square-meter former textile mill which is now one of the most monumental examples of industrial architecture in Tuscany. It hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions. Via Puccetti 3 Tuesday-Thursday 10am-3pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 3-7pm Closed Monday web site Diocesan Museums Among the Diocesan Museums the main space is the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. In an evocative atmosphere of medieval origin, set around a Romanesque cloister, the museum displays Renaissance masterpieces by Donatello, Michelozzo, Filippo Lippi, Paolo Uccello and Botticelli. The exhibition also includes sculptures and frescoes, tapestries and precious sacred gold; a section is devoted to the most venerated relic of Prato. A small excavation area has interesting archaeological finds from the Etruscan period to the Renaissance. Piazza Duomo 49 Monday-Wednesday-Thursday 9am-1pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-1pm, Sunday 10am-1pm Closed Tuesday web site (ITA) Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci The museum is currently closed for major extension work. The reopening is scheduled for Autumn 2015. Viale della Repubblica 277 web site