The Duomo of Prato

Mini Tour Duomo PO 2

The exterior of Santo Stefano Cathedral

Would you like to discover the treasures held inside the most ancient and important church of Prato, even if you have little time on your hands? This 1 hour tour is perfect for you!

The frescoes of the main chapel by Filippo Lippi

The frescoes of the main chapel by Filippo Lippi

Your guide will lead you to discover the beautiful Santo Stefano Cathedral, the Duomo of Prato, a splendid example of Romanesque-Gothic architecture, with its distinctive white and green two-coulored facade: the limestone rock and the green marble (called “serpentine” marble) have been the typical materials of Prato’s architecture since the 15th century! The wonderful external Pulpit, designed by the great Michelozzo and Donatello, is an unmatched architectural and sculptural masterpiece: it’s still used for the exposition of the Holy Belt (Virgin’s Girdle), important Marian relics, much venerated by Prato’s citizens. These precious relics are kept inside the Holy Girdle Chapel, frescoed by Agnolo Gaddi and protected by a wonderful bronze gate.

The Cathedral houses beautiful ancient and modern works of art: important sculptures by contemporary artists such as Robert Morris and Joseph Spagnulo, cohabit with beautiful Renaissance works, like the magnificent frescoes painted by Filippo Lippi inside the Main Chapel, in a mix of ancient and contemporary that will seduce you!

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PRATO, ITALY - JANUARY 17, 2015: Santo Stefano Cathedral interior, detail of the central nave

The central nave of the Duomo

INFO ABOUT THIS TOUR

Duration: 1 h

Cost: 40  €*

(*price per guide, not per person)

This is not a shared tour!

It means you will not have other people sharing the tour with you and your guide will be at your exclusive service.

Further information

The cost does not include the entrance ticket to the Chapels of the Duomo.

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Info and booking: info@chebellezzatour.com – Silvia +39 339 2594233 – Caterina +39 320 0768294