Tag Archives: Prato

Understanding Slow Food in Italy

I’ve been trying to understand why everything tastes better here. Some of it I know is because I am away from home for a brief stay, and I am taking the time to savor every new flavor. There is the … Continue reading

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An American Artist in Prato

It has already been over a week since I arrived in Prato. I’m still trying to find my way around.  Walking is easy except using  the crosswalks at these round-abouts, here in Santa Lucia gets me all turned around. Then … Continue reading

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The Art of Pastry in Prato, Italy

You may be familiar with these crunchy cookie toasts typically sold at Starbucks across the United States. Here they are commonly known as “cantuccini,” and are considered a classic Tuscan pastry. Prato is home to “Biscottificio”. Antonio Mattei opened his … Continue reading

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Festival at Night in Prato, Italy

What a spectacular display of sights, sounds and tastes in the center of Prato tonight. The juxtaposition of 21st technology projecting video imagery on the canvas of the 13th century historical edifices added magic to the spectacle. Unfortunately the crush … Continue reading

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Exploring Prato, Italy

Prato s the second largest a city in Tuscany. Yet it doesn’t seem to attract a high level of tourism. With most of the shops closed on Mondays, the streets of the older walled section of town appear empty. Especially, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Art and Adventure in Italy

    Getting ready for a month in Italy. Most of my time will be spent in the city of Prato 30 minutes from Florence. Hopefully a photo of the town I found online appears above. A quick internet search … Continue reading

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