The city of Prato is situated in the region of Tuscany in Central Italy. It has become well-known globally as Italy’s main center of textile production. But while Prato has the advantages of a major city (of about 200,000 people) it still retains the feel of a close-knit town.
The historical city center, with its medieval and Renaissance monuments, is especially remarkable for its compact scale and easy-going atmosphere. You’ll quickly discover that almost everything in Prato can be reached on foot through the old streets.
You’ll also discover that the people in Prato will be curious and enthusiastic about the presence of US students in their city. Part of your Orientation in Prato will be a special walking tour of the city to explore keys points of interest and services including key stores, post office, banks, ATMs, markets, libraries, medical centers, churches and museums.