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From Donatello to Lippi. Officina Pratese – Palazzo Pretorio – Prato

23 Sep


The exhibition  ‘From Donatello to Lippi. Officina Pratese’, takes place in the refurbished museum of Palazzo Pretorio and has been curated by Andrea De Marchi and Cristina Gnoni Mavarelli.During the fifteenth century, in the early #renaissance, the major artists of the period operated in the city of Prato.

palazzo pretorio

Artists of the calibre of #Donatello, #Michelozzo, #Maso di #Bartolomeo, Paolo #Uccello, #Filippo #Lippi and his son #Filippino Lippi were called to realise the pulpit intended to show the relic of the Holy Belt, the frescoes in the Chapel of the Assumption and the Great Chapel, and other furnishings. To them, we must add the son of Fra Filippo, Filippino, who took his moves from Prato and there returned to work in his later years.


The exhibition shows a selection of works of great quality. Some of them are preserved in #Prato, but in different  #museums in Prato and some others came from foreign collections.


The exhibition is opened from the 13 September 2013 to the 13 January 2014. Contacts for information and bookings:


From the 17 of October a new precious paint arrives to enrich the From Donatello to Lippi exhibition. The title of the paint is  “The King Wise  #Gasparre sailing to the #Holy #land” by #Domenico di #Michelino o #Francesco #Di #Stefano known as #Pesellino.

Museo di Palazzo Pretorio

Piazza del Comune, 2 – 59100 Prato PO
Phone. 0574 – 1934996

Opening Hours
Open every day from 10 to 19
Closed on Tuesdays and December 25

Take the opportunity of the “From Donatello to Lippi” exhibition to come to Prato, and visit also Il #Nuvo #Mondo by Paolo #Sacchetti, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 25, 59100 Prato, one of the best Italian patisserie, and the historical Biscottificio #Mattei Via Ricasoli, 20, 59100 Prato, where to find the original #cantuccini di #Prato.


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Palazzo Pretorio, restaurant, pizzeria – Giovanni Santarpia – San Donato in Poggio – Chianti – Tuscany

31 Jul

Palazzo Pretorio Restaurant and pizzeria is located in a seventeen century building in San Donato in Poggio, a nice #medieval village, in the Chianti region, between #Florence and #Siena.

The reason why we have decided to suggest it, it’s because of the faboulous pizza we have eaten here. For sure, one of the best pizza in #Tuscany.

The restaurant offers tipical Tuscany dishes, such as the #bistecca alla fiorentina, and also good fresh fish proposals, but the pizza made by Giovanni Santarpia is very special, let’s say excellent, and we love to recommend it.


The Giovanni’s pizzas are prepared in the traditional napoletana way, with a double leavening mixture, for a soft and digestible pizza with a perfect cooking.

The pizza condiment is made with very fresh and high quality #mozzarella and #tomato, and in addition to the traditional pizza, there are also some innovative but very tasteful proposals, such as “tomato, zucchine and pesto”, or “pumpkin and bacon”.


Try also the dessert, you will enjoy them.

If you go there in summertime, the restaurant offers the possibility to stay on a panoramic terrace, that is perfect to enjoy the fantastic pizza and the fresh air of the Chianti hills.

In summertime and during the weekend we suggest you to reserve.

This is the address:
Via del Giglio, 26, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Province of Florence
Phone: ++39 055 807 2928

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Prato, Palazzo Pretorio Museum – “The plaster works art” – Jacques Lipchitz, from March 22 to May 26 2013

23 Mar

Palazzo Pretorio re-opens after 16 years of refurbishment works exhibiting the “The Plaster Works”, the collection of drawings and plaster works donated by the Lipchitz Foundation to the city of Prato.

The Palazzo Pretorio refurbishment has not still been completed, and the the works of the Lithuanian artist are hosted on the first floor of the beautiful middle ages building

For information call: +39 0574 18361

Palazzo Pretorio, piazza del Comune, Prato (Tuscany – Italy)

Few meters from the Palazzo Pretorio, in Ricasoli street at the 22,  there is the historical shop of  Antonio Mattei, where you can find the best “cantuccini” in the world. The original one in the blue package.

Don’t miss Lipchitz and the biscuits of Antonio Mattei.


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