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“Impressive on the outside”

Castello dell'Imperatore
Ranked #3 of 73 things to do in Prato
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Alas, the interior is empty (which would have been fine, but the access to the walk around the ramparts was closed).

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We climbed up to the Castello dell'Imperatore (Emperor's Castle) because it was free and so many other attractions were closed on a Wednesday afternoon. They were gearing up for an evening film screening (in July), so they do host some summer events here if you time it right. Otherwise, there are artworks on view in tiny "galleries" inside the towers, and you can climb onto the top of the walls and get some lovely views of the town and the countryside. There are a few panels explaining some history, so you can get a little peek into the Middle Ages. Don't be misled by the name, though. There are no living quarters here, as you might expect of a castle.

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Reviewed 12 October 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.

2  Thank matjabsa
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Reviewed 26 September 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.

2  Thank Fit52
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Reviewed 1 July 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.

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