Surroundings - Porta al PratoPorta al Prato is one of the historic gates to the city of Florence, is part of the city walls and is one of the oldest surviving gates of the city, dates back to 1285.
This gate has this name from the square and not by the fact that from here starts a road to Prato. This square has been for three centuries the seat of historic football and the cattle market. Porta al Prato is located at the center of a square, a junction automobile for the various areas of the city that bears on the boulevards of the city's ring road, where converge Fratelli Rosselli Street, Ponte alle Mosse Street, Belfiore Street and Il Prato.
In front of Porta al Prato is the Leopolda Station, easily reached by bus. This is a large exhibition space, a place for meetings and important events. Here is also the station of Porta al Prato with a bus station in the active head to the metropolitan service Florence - Empoli.
In addition, the area of Porta al Prato is very convenient for travel to and from the city, because here you will find a large parking and the new Tramway line T1 Florence came into operation a few years ago, that connects the train to Porta al Prato at Santa Maria Novella and Scandicci.
Porta al Prato parking is open 24 hours, has 300 parking spaces and 8 spaces reserved for disabled people who are outside.