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“Visit on the weekend to climb the walls” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castello dell'Imperatore

Castello dell'Imperatore
Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, 59100 Prato, Italy
+39 0574 38207
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Ranked #11 of 45 things to do in Prato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Visit on the weekend to climb the walls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

An imposing structure which gives great views of Prato and surrounding Tuscany from the walls. There are some internal rooms open as well which are worth a look. The inside of the castle itself is a surprise as it's little more than fortified walls.

Visited October 2013
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“Interesting and free, good city views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Well maintained walls of the Citadel which was never fully completed when built. Free to enter and go up to walk round the top of the walls for views of the city.

Visited September 2013
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“a medieval beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's huge in the middle of the town: it's all original!

It would be perfect to play a movie.

During the summer time inside the castle there is the open-cinema and theater.

Visited June 2013
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“Castle with a courtyard for activities in summer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is an incomplete castle that sits on a small hill in Old Prato. It is accessible by 2 flights of stairs .
Construction started in 1185 but unfortunately was never completed. The beauty of this monument is in its Swabian architecture and the bright limestone walls. It consists of 4 walls that surround an empty courtyard. The courtyard bustles with activities in the summer eg concerts, outdoor cinema etc. There are small towers that lead to walkways above the walls. It is possible to view the town from these walkways.
There is no entrance fee. It opens from 4pm to 7pm daily except for Tuesdays.

Visited May 2013
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