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Join us for six nights in Tuscany

Photograph of Tuscan landscape by Simon Griffiths (copyright Monash University)
Monash Alumni & Friends Prato Tour 2018

We invite Monash Alumni to join us on an exclusive tour of Prato and surrounds.

Our hosts – Cecilia Hewlett, Director of the Monash Prato Centre, and Peter Howard, Director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, have put together a rich itinerary for you.

Here’s a taster of what you will enjoy:

Run with Monash on 20 April!

Monash students in Prato Campus Run
Prato Campus Run 2018

This year’s Prato Campus Week finishes off with the legendary Prato Campus Run on Friday 20 April at 7.30pm. Monash students are invited to join students from the Universities of PIN (University of Florence) and New Haven to participate in a non-competitive 5km run (or walk, as preferred!) through the historic streets of the centre of Prato.

Monash Open Day 2018 - Doors Open on 19 April!

Palazzo Vaj Garden, Monash University Prato Centre
A warm welcome to everyone for a day of fun and celebrations.

On 19 April the Monash University Prato Centre in Via Pugliesi will once again open its doors to welcome not only the local community and students of Prato, but also to overseas students visiting from Australia, America, France, Israel and Canada.

Now in its 8th year, Open Day provides a unique opportunity for Monash students to interact with students from the neighbouring Universities of New Haven and PIN (University of Florence) and is an integral part of the annual Prato Campus Week.

Oscar-winning costumes on display at Prato's Textile Museum

Image of costumes
A new exhibition featuring costumes worn in the film Marie Antoinette is now open at the Textile Museum

Any new visitor to Prato must include the Textile Museum in their site-seeing to do list and now there's a further incentive.  Over twenty spectacular costumes 'fit for a queen' are the subject of the museum's latest temporary exhibition Marie Antoinette: The Oscar-winning costumes of a Queen, which runs from 11 February to 27 May 2018.  Director Sophia Coppola won an Oscar for the film in 2007, while world-renowned costume designer Milena Canonero, was the creator of these extraordinary garments made in Italy at a specialised cinematographic and theatrical production wor