While staying in Lucca, we took another day trip to Prato. It takes approximately an hour to travel from Lucca to Prato by train. We alighted at the second Prato station, Prato Porta Serraglio Station, to commence our day trip around the City.
Getting there: Disembark at Prata Porta Serraglio Stazione. Visit Trenitalia.com for Train Schedules and Ticket pricing – https://www.trenitalia.com/
Exit Prato Porta Serraglio Stazione and walk down Via Gaetano Magnolfi. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is situated at the end of the street by the Square.
St Stephen’s Cathedral (Cattedrale di Santo Stefano) is a Roman Catholic church. Doors happened to be opened and also so-happened crowd of cyclists.
Opening Hours: Monday and Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00hrs to 13:00hrs and 14:00hrs to 17:00hrs. Sunday from 14:00hrs to 17:00hrs. Closes on Tuesday.
Walk through the pedestrian ally, Via Guiseppe Mazzoni.
From Piazza del Comune, a historical landmark, turn into Via S. Bonaventura and we stand facing a Dophins’ Fountain and behind it, San Francesco Prato (Complesso Monumentale di San Francesco).
This church is dedicated to St Francis of Asisi. Built in 1223, restoration works have been carried out during our visit.
Opening Hours: 9:30hrs to 12:00hrs and 16:00hrs to 17:30hrs on Monday to Saturday. Sundays and Holidays of Obligation: Epiphany (6 January), Assumption (15 August), San Francesco (4 October), All Saints (1 November), Immaculate Conception (8 December) and Christmas (25 December). For more details, visit Church of San Francesco at https://www.sanfrancescoprato.it/