Prato with Elisabetta
Prato is a city that never ceases to amaze and is perfect for those in search of less touristy destinations. The city combines the ancient charm of its historic centre with the modern business and contemporary art district, in an itinerary that ranges from the Middle Ages to Avant-garde.
We are again with Elisabetta Pandolfini. We asked her to take us around her hometown, selecting her favorite spots. Scroll to see the city through her eyes.
🛎 Le dimore di Casa Mattei, Four independent apartments perfectly restored and tastefully furnished with family furnishings, modern antiques and vintage objects to sleep in the shade of the bell towers of the historic center of Prato and wake up with the scent of freshly baked biscuits.
🛎 Dimora 16, an accommodation property situated in the heart of Prato's historic center in Piazza San Francesco 16.
Her top 3:
🍝 Pasticceria Nuovo Mondo, The canonical world of pastry was not enough for Paolo Sacchetti's creativity. Hence the need to build his "New World", an obligatory address for gourmands in Prato which offers original creations with particular attention to local and seasonal ingredients.
🍝 Schiaccino, Housed in the textile museum of Prato, Schiaccino was born from the passion for baking, good food and wines, natural and genuine. Go for a schiaccina, of course!
🍝 SU.GO. is born with the idea of serving innovative dishes following traditional recipes and preferring seasonal and organic products. Add a modern design venue, which recreates the ancient industrial vocation and the soul of Tuscan aromas and flavors. "Food that warms the heart and belly".
🍸 Botanica, mexican food to nourish the body, botanical cocktails to heal the spirit.
Her top 3:
🏛 Textile museum represents the historical memory and the cultural interface of the Prato district, which has been identified with textile production since the Middle Ages.
🏛 Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, the first Italian institution created from the outset with the aim of presenting, collecting, documenting and supporting research in the visual arts, cinema, music, performing arts, architecture, design, fashion and literature, as expressions of the contemporary world that put people in touch with the major themes of life and our society.
🏛 Fattoria di Celle - Fondazione Gori, Giuliano and Pina Gori founded their collection of contemporary art in Prato and, right from the beginning, they favoured those artists who were working to innovate the art of their time.
Her top 3:
🛒 IVY jewleries, unique pieces made of silver and gold, embellished with diamonds and the countless stones that nature offers us. Each jewel is handmade.
🛒 Marty, offers an eclectic selection of clothing collections for men and women by international designers. It tries to give a vision of the world that passes not only through clothes, which have lived in these spaces for more than 30 years, but also through everything we are: art, music, the search for beauty.
🛒 55 Prato, This is a true “concept store”. You will find anything your heart desires: furniture, plants, fragrances, artsy products. Here, eclectic designs rub shoulders with fresh new ideas.
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