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Prato

[prah-taw] /ˈprɑ tɔ/
noun
1.
a city in central Italy, near Florence.
Also called Prato in Toscana
[een taw-skah-nah] /in tɔˈskɑ nɑ/ (Show IPA)
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Prato

/Italian ˈpraːto/
noun
1.
a walled city in central Italy, in Tuscany: woollen industry. Pop: 172 499 (2001) Official name Prato in Toscana (in tosˈkaːna)
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Prato

town, in the Toscana (Tuscany) regione of north-central Italy. It lies along the Bisenzio River, 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Florence. Prato, of uncertain origin, became a free commune in the 11th century and prospered as a centre of commerce and wool manufacture. Later drawn into the orbit of Florence, it declined in importance after its final subjection by that city in 1350. It was sacked by the Spanish army in 1512 during the campaign to restore the Medici family.

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