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Castello dell'Imperatore

Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, 59100, Prato, Italy
+39 0574 38207
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Magnificient and Mysterious

The Castle is very historical and can only make me wonder what happened there in its time. Now it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tyler H
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Florence, Italy
Interesting

Walked past this place several times during our stay lovely old caste and the city has a matching... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Martino B
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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  • Average15%
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“wall” (4 reviews)
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Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, 59100, Prato, Italy
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+39 0574 38207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle is very historical and can only make me wonder what happened there in its time. Now it is beautifully presented and hold events often. At night time it is lit up and bright white! A sight to behold

Thank Tyler H
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Walked past this place several times during our stay lovely old caste and the city has a matching wall all around it

Thank Martino B
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

The walls are being repaired so you cannot go up into the tower or walk around the top level until Mid to late May 2018. It is worth a quick visit to see the shell of the 1200AD castle that was never finished.

Thank RMYardley
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Castello dell Imperatore in Prato is unfortunately only an empty shell. It looks just like a Hollywood medieval castle with its square towers and high walls, and it really adds to the look of the area. Entrance is free.

Thank Morten R
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

the castle is perfect. it is beautiful and you can visit it. it is a castle rich in history and it is well preserved. it is one of the symbols of the city of Prato.

Thank Maria Elena F
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Incredibly old, this beautiful Castle was built during the 12th Century and one of oldest (if not THE oldest) in Italy for the Emperor of Sicily at the time - Frederick II and was never finished. Work stopped when the Emperor passed away and although...More

1  Thank Rowie08
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

This castle was built in the mid 1200s but never fully completed, only the outer walls and towers. It is the only example of Swabian style architecture in North central Italy. Although empty inside it is an impressive building and free to enter. There are...More

Thank fjane84
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

I thought we were gong to be able to go to the top for views of the city. It was blocked off and all you were allowed to do is walk around the grassy interior. We even checked back later to see if the time...More

Thank Ilene M
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

Walking from the train station into town, this castle in on the way. A UNESCO site, it is free to come in. The ramparts offer a stunning view across Prato. Well worth the time.

1  Thank Paul L
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

We arrived at the fortress excited to see what was inside such a commanding structure - you can see it from a distance and we were looking forward to our visit. When we approached it from one side, we saw a huge staircase leading up...More

2  Thank DaVinci-Devotee
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