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Castello dell'Imperatore

Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, 59100, Prato, Italy
+39 0574 38207
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Tower closed until May 2018

The walls are being repaired so you cannot go up into the tower or walk around the top level until... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RMYardley
,
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Unfortunately only an empty shell

Castello dell Imperatore in Prato is unfortunately only an empty shell. It looks just like a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Morten R
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“emperor” (2 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 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 1 week ago

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 22 December 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.

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Reviewed 2 September 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 22 May 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 17 March 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 4 February 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.

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 7 November 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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Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are in Prato a visit to castle is a must- it has great views out over the city and the surrounding hills. The light at dusk would be great for taking photos- we were there at midday so was also a good photo...More

Thank 845lynnetteb
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

when you are there you should see, toscana, walk to inside, some more historical buildings inside...

Thank itravel s
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