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Castello dell'Imperatore

Closes in 27 min: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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A nice city castle

The Castello dell'Imperatore, so called because of the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II. Built in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
thomasozbun
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Vicenza, Italy
Nothing to spend a lot of time at but good views

The castle is free and basically the upper walls are the only thing worth spending time on, it... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Paul h
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Castello dell'Imperatore, so called because of the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II. Built in the 13th century it has some massive white stoned walls, with 3 fortified towers per side. We were able to climb the walls for free, where we had a beautiful,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

The castle is free and basically the upper walls are the only thing worth spending time on, it gives you a view of the town and helps you orient yourself

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul h
Reviewed September 7, 2018

In a city well known for its present and even more past role, as center of the textile industry (Prato was also called "the Manchester of Italy") this castle, along with other architectural jewels, helps to remind us that Prato is still a municipal city...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Brun066
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice but fast to see and visit. Emperor castle is historical site of the town. Near other site. S Francis church and duomo place must to visit

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Massimo S
Reviewed June 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tyler H
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RMYardley
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Morten R
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Maria Elena F
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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Rowie08
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