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Castello dell'Imperatore

Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, 59100, Prato, Italy
+39 0574 38207
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Ancient castle

This castle was built in the mid 1200s but never fully completed, only the outer walls and towers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fjane84
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Island of Malta, Malta
A bit dissapointing

I thought we were gong to be able to go to the top for views of the city. It was blocked off and... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Ilene M
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Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, 59100, Prato, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 8 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

Thank DaVinci-Devotee
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
Reviewed 5 July 2016

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

Thank itravel s
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This provide a stunning 360 view of Tuscany from the top. I love looking at different clousters of the many churches around Prato. Climbing up and down could be tricky for the frails as the stairs are uneven and steep. Wheelchair access was there but...More

Thank AMG12310
Reviewed 28 April 2016

When is possible to climb the stairs to reach the top you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view. It is worth a visit :)

Thank Vittoria C
Reviewed 18 November 2015

One of the many Castles in Tuscany. If you like castles and their history than visit while in Prato. Various areas in Tuscany is enclosed with a overpowering wall. Good history to research.

Thank Wisdomgal
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most ancient castle in italy. It was built for emperor Federico and is a symbol for Prato. Is located in the same place of the church of Santa Maria delle Carceri, another mileston of the treasures of Prato.

Thank sandrociardi
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