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11 Facts About Prato
The textile district of Prato is made up of about 7000 fashion companies, obtaining around 2 billion euros from exports.
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In 1653 Prato obtained the status of city and became seat of a Catholic diocese.
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Prato has a humid subtropical climate which has sunny hot summers and cool damp winters.
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City of Prato has the second largest Chinese immigrant population in Italy .
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Dialect from Prato is very similar to that of Florence, but it has its own peculiarities.
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Prato is home to many museums and other cultural monuments, including the Filippo Lippi frescoes in the Cathedral of Santo Stefano, recently restored.
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City of Prato is crossed by two railway lines: the Viareggio-Florence Railroad and the Bologna-Florence Railways.
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