Prato

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The second-largest city in Tuscany is often overlooked, but offers visitors great food, historic landmarks, and fine churches.

Prato is a city and commune in Tuscany, Italy. The city is situated at the foot of Monte Retaia (768 m (2,520 ft)), the last peak in the Calvana chain. The Bisenzio River, a tributary of the Arno, flows through it. Historically, Prato's economy has been based on the textile industry. The renowned Datini archives are a significant collection of late medieval documents concerning economic and trade history, produced between 1363 and 1410. The Textile Museum also reflects this history. Prato is also a center of the slow food movement, with many local specialties, including cantucci, a type of biscotti, sold by local specialty bakers.
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