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Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci

The Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci is the first Italian institution which has been built from scratch to present, collect, document and promote the most advanced artistic research. Since its opening in 1988, it has produced a vast number of exhibitions and educational schemes, carried out activities of contemporary art documentation, and hosted numerous theatrical and multimedia events. It has built up a collection of over 1000 works which map artistic trends from the ‘sixties up to the present day: painting, sculpture, cinema and video, installations, works on paper, artist books, photographs, graphic art, applied arts and commissioned projects.

In 2016 the Centro Pecci reopens after the completion of the futuristic spaceship-shaped extension by the Rotterdam-based Indonesian architect Maurice Nio, and the renovation of the original building designed by the Rationalist architect Italo Gamberini.

Today, in addition to approximately 3000m2 of exhibition spaces, the complex hosts the CID/Visual Arts archive and specialized library, with its heritage of 60,000 or so books and other items; the cinema– auditorium; the bookshop; the restaurant and the bistro; the open-air theatre.



Prato Textile Museum

Based on 3,600 square meters of exhibition space, Prato Textile Museum is the most dynamic cultural center in Italy dedicated to the enhancement of art and textile production, both ancient and contemporary.

Born in 1975 within the school named Tullio Buzzi, the city Industrial Technical Institute, the museum found a temporary placement in the premises of Prato City Hall (1997-2002). In May 2003 the Museum was placed in the definitive location within the restored premises of the former Cimatoria Campolmi. This building is an old factory of XIX century which is the symbol of the local textile production and an important monument of industrial archeology, today re-used for cultural purposes.

The museum collections present the art of textile manufacturing from the early Christian Era to the present days for a total of about 6,000 artifacts.

Thanks to the donations from many companies of the Prato textile district and from the local Industrial Union (Consortium Pratotrade) the Textile Museum owns a contemporary collection consisting of a selection of fabrics particularly significant for technological innovation and aesthetic features.

The museum shop sells specialized books and magazines, as well as gadgets produced by local craftsman and designers.



Tuesday- Thursday: 10 am -3 pm

Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm

Sunday: 3 - 7 pm

Last entrance is 30 minutes before closing time

Extraordinary openings for groups (booking is required)



Full ticket: 7 Euros, single visitors 7-65 years old

Reduced ticket: 5 Euros, visitors over 65 years old, students 7-26 years old

Groups: 5 Euros, groups over 10 people

Schools: 4 Euros, school classes

Free entrance: children up to 6 years, disabled visitors and accompanist, accompanist of groups (2 people each 25 visitors), tourist guides, journalists, members of Associazione Amici del Museo del Tessuto, owners of Edumuseicard (teachers), members of ICOM





Single visitors: 16 Euros

Family card: 28 Euros, 2 adults + 2 children (up to 14)

Pratomusei card comprises the entrance to: Museo del Tessuto, Museo di Palazzo Pretorio, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea L. Pecci, Musei Diocesani Prato. The card give access both to permanent and temporary exhibitions.



4 Euros



Season 2016/2017:  4 Euros + discount 10% on bookshop.



4 Euros



Owners of cinema ticket (within 1 month from emission): 4 Euros

Palazzo Pretorio Museum

On the three floors of the wonderful Palazzo Pretorio you can admire masterpieces by Bernardo Daddi, Giovanni da Milano, Donatello, Filippo and Filippino Lippi, Santi di Tito, Alessandro Allori, Batistello Caracciolo, Lorenzo Bartolini and many other artists.

The new and evocative setting gives back to the city and visitors a heritage of beauty built over centuries of history.


Open every day (except on non-holiday Tuesdays) from 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Closed for Christmas holidays.

The ticket office closes at 6 p.m.


Full ticket
€ 8
Reduced ticket
€ 6
Free entrance
• children from 0 to 6 years old
• accredited journalists
• ICOM and ICCROM members
• Tuscany Region guides and tour leaders
• disabled + one companion
• 1 guide every 10 pupils (for schools)


+39 0574 24112 - +39 0574 1837860

Diocesan Museums

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
The Museum was founded in 1967 with the aim of collecting, preserving and exhibiting artworks from the Cathedral and the churches in the Diocese of Prato. The Museum was expanded several times over the years. Nowadays, the exhibition itinerary winds through the historic rooms of the Bishop’s Palace, the Romanesque cloister and the "Vaults," an evocative frescoed space under the transept of the Cathedral. Important masterpieces of the Renaissance period are on display, including the original marble reliefs of the parapet and the bronze capital of the Cathedral's external pulpit by Donatello and Michelozzo; paintings by Filippo Lippi, Botticelli and the Master of the Castello Nativity. The collection also includes sculptures, paintings, illuminated manuscripts and sacred gold artefacts from the twelfth to the twentieth century, as well as a small archaeological section that documents interesting finds ranging from the Etruscan period to the Renaissance.



Closed on Tuesday
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm/2 pm - 5 pm
Sunday and public holidays: 2 pm - 5 pm
Public Holiday Opening Hours
Christmas: closed
December 26: only the Museum open 2 pm - 5 pm
January 1: Museum and the Lippi frescoes open 2 pm - 5 pm
January 6: only the Museum open 2 pm - 5 pm



Full Price
€ 5
€ 4 (Groups of more than 10 people, individual visitors aged from 7 to 26, over 65);
School concessions
€ 3
Parish and catechism group concessions
€ 2

Children up to 6 years old
Disabled visitors and their companions
Tour guides
Accredited journalists
Group leaders
Icom cardholders