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Palazzo Datini

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Via Mazzei 33/Via Rinaldesca, Prato Italy
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Caravaggio's Art and Life Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pick-up by Marco
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Caravaggio's Art and Life Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pick-up by Marco

Enjoy a private guided walking tour among Caravaggio's works of art and the places where he lived and worked in Rome. Your highly-qualified guide and local art historian will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the artist's unique style. You will also see some of Rome's most fascinating locations and discover other great artists who characterised the Baroque period in Rome. <br><br>You will learn about the artist's innovations and altercations, and how Michelangelo Merisi (his real name) left an indelible mark on the history of art thanks to the breathtaking quality of his trailblazing painting. <br><br>You will go to some of the places that still host the art that was created for them, such as Santa Maria del Popolo, San Luigi dei Francesi and Sant’Agostino, three important churches in the heart of Rome's old town. As you walk, you will come across the same streets that Caravaggio used to frequent in the 1600s, and they haven't changed much since when.
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fjane84 wrote a review May 2017
Island of Malta, Malta626 contributions142 helpful votes
This place is mind blowing. This ancient palace houses the most amazing frescoes I've ever seen, in the most amazing level of preservation. Each room is more impressive than the next. Some frescoes tell scenes of hunting, some are exquisite patterned designs. There is lots of English info available. Wonderful place and a must-see! Give a generous donation to keep the palace running as it is free entry!
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Jeff R wrote a review Nov 2016
28 contributions11 helpful votes
This museum presents a lucid perspective on the history of the textile trade in medieval Europe - based on the trading records of Francesco Datini's company (he died in 1410). The records were discovered walled up under a staircase, and they afford extremely interesting insights into the commercial history of the late Middle Ages. (Comparable work based on trade records from late medieval England has been done by Dr. Laura Wright, Cambridge.) Medieval Italian history comes alive in this museum.
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Date of experience: December 2015
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swalker_12 wrote a review Jul 2016
Saumur, France33 contributions10 helpful votes
The beautifully decorated exterior gives you an indication of the huge wealth of its former owner, Datini. But don't leave it there step inside and discover the amazing story of this 14 th century entrepreneur who also donated substantial amounts of his money to the poor- the house itself is free, part of Datini's legacy, but you can leave a donation.all the info is in italian & English so it's highly accessible. No tea room ,but there's a very friendly cafe directly opposite for the end of your tour. It's quite small so allow 1 hour.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Judith B wrote a review May 2016
Monte Di Procida, Italy26 contributions7 helpful votes
Palazzo Datini is the ornately decorated house of Francesco di Marco Datini, a merchant who, having been born in Prato, returned to make himself a home. The house, which is free to visit, reminded me of Roman houses, with their murals depicting nature. This warm and lively style of design is a far cry from the bleak stone walls we usually associate with life of the time. Information about Datini, and his long suffering wife, Margherita, is available in English, and makes fascinating reading. Check the opening times, since they may be different from those on the website.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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AlinaMariut wrote a review Jan 2016
Ortignano Raggiolo, Italy2 contributions
I had seen the outside of this building in the morning and it intrigued me. Why was it painted? And why was the structure different from the neighboring ones? So I decided to visit it in the afternoon, especially because there was no entry fee! I have definitely been very satisfied with my choice because this well-preserved residence is filled with original Medieval documents and lots of panels that explain them, the biography of the Datini family and the historical context in which they lived. I couldn't leave before reading them all, because I felt like travelling back in time! The painted rooms are just beautiful! A fascinating place, a must-see if you travel to Prato!
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Date of experience: January 2016
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