Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Tuscany Sights

Castello (Castle)

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 12/04/2013

Fodor's Review

The formidable Castello, near Santa Maria delle Carceri, is an impressive sight. The (Sicilian) Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (1194–1250) built the seat of his authority in Tuscany in this somewhat unlikely spot. Frederick's castles were designed to echo imperial Rome, and the many columns, lions, and porticoes testify to his ambition. This is the only castle he built outside of Sicily and Puglia in southern Italy.

Sight Information


Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, Prato, Tuscany, 59100, Italy



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Wed.–Mon. 9:30–1 and 3–7

Updated 12/04/2013


What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Tuscany

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.