Estates: La Rocca di Montemurlo, Prato, Italy

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When I was in Florence, I found out about a series of free tours of Prato, a neighboring area in the region of Florence, which was aimed at promoting the area as an alternative sightseeing destination to the often-overcrowded Firenze. One of the places we went to was a cute hilltop estate called La Rocca di Montemurlo, in Montemurlo, Prato.

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Our bus was too big to go up the steep roads to the estate, so the organizers actually partnered up with the commune’s emergency services (the misericordia) so we were driven up to the estate in ambulances. It was a bit of a slow process just because they had 2 ambulances that could only take a handful of people at a time, and there was a giant bus full of us. But I applauded their creativity and especially the community participation. Talk about team spirit!

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This view ❤

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This is the private villa at the top. We were given access to the garden, which was also really beautiful.

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The stuff of fairytales

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I want a mini private forest too

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The estate was also hosting a wedding reception at the time, so this would also make for a great little wedding location!

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To visit, check out if thatsprato.com is still offering the free tours