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The beautifully decorated exterior gives you an indication of the huge wealth of its former owner, Datini. But don't leave it there step inside and discover the amazing story of this 14 th century entrepreneur who also donated substantial amounts of his money to the poor- the house itself is free, part of Datini's legacy, but you can leave a... 更多
Palazzo Datini is the ornately decorated house of Francesco di Marco Datini, a merchant who, having been born in Prato, returned to make himself a home. The house, which is free to visit, reminded me of Roman houses, with their murals depicting nature. This warm and lively style of design is a far cry from the bleak stone walls we... 更多
I had seen the outside of this building in the morning and it intrigued me. Why was it painted? And why was the structure different from the neighboring ones? So I decided to visit it in the afternoon, especially because there was no entry fee! I have definitely been very satisfied with my choice because this well-preserved residence is filled... 更多
The history of Datini is incredible like the discover of his archive of the 13th century. The extraordinary archive Datini was walled in a stairwell into disuse and was found only in the nineteenth century. It was a sensational discovery, the richness, the completeness and the state of conservation. In this museum you can see most of the archive.
This museum presents a lucid perspective on the history of the textile trade in medieval Europe - based on the... 更多
The pleasure of reading Iris Origo's fascinating book The Merchant of Prato will be enhanced by visiting the Palazzo Datini... 更多