Vetpath 2016October 11 - 14, 2016 Monash University, Prato, Italy


A list of hotels near the conference venue is provided below. Please note that the online bookings are now closed. If you wish to reserve a room for the conference, please urgently contact the Conference Secretariat ) and provide the following information: Hotel name, room category and occupancy, arrival and departure dates. Please note that the room rates listed below are subject to availability.
In order to secure your room reservation, you will be required to provide your credit card details.

The full payment for your stay will need to be made directly with the hotel upon arrival.


The City of Prato has introduce a compulsory city tax to be paid by the guest on top of the accommodation rates.
The tax imposed by the city varies according to the hotel category. The following charges will apply:

  • Hotel Flora, Hotel Giardino, Hotel San Marco = EUR 1.50 per person/night
  • Art Hotel Milano =EUR 2.00 per person/night
The city tax must be paid by the guests directly to the hotel when checking in or out. 


Hotel Giardino

Hotel Giardino is situated in the historical centre of Prato, a quiet, tranquil pedestrian area that is nonetheless easily accessible to our guests with automobiles. Prato is a city rich in history and lies in the heart of Tuscany. Hotel Giardino stands in the very same vicinity as the first historical parish of Saint Stephen. During the Lombard era the first inhabited settlement was established and it became a free city state in the twelfth century.
Hotel Giardino was founded toward the end of the eighteen hundreds, and has been run by the Fiesoli - Risaliti family since 1935. Situated at the beginning of Via Magnolfi, the hotel’s left side faces the Piazza del Duomo square where Saint Stephen’s Cathedral stands. The Cathedral is an admirable example of gothic-romanesque architecture whose façade is decorated with a beautiful pulpit by Donatello. Inside the Cathedral frescoes by Paolo Uccello and Filippo Lippi can be admired not to mention the Madonna by the da Maiano brothers. Prato’s Porta al Serraglio railway station serving the Florence . Viareggio line is but only a few metres from the hotel, as well as the central bus stop serving all major routes, including Florence.

Address: Via Magnolfii, 2/4/6 - 59100, Prato, Italy
Distance from venue: 5 minute walk

Standard single room: 80 Euros
Standard double room (single use): 90 Euros
Standard double/twin room: 100 Euros

*Prices include breakfast and Wi-Fi
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Hotel SanMarco

Offering a panoramic terrace and free private parking, Hotel San Marco boasts a very central location in Prato. Guests enjoy free use of bikes and a small gym, plus free Wi-Fi.
All air conditioned and en suite, rooms at the San Marco include an electric kettle with free tea/coffee, a satellite TV and a minibar. A sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is offered daily.
The 13th-century castle Castello dell'Imperatore is 200 metres from the hotel, and Prato Centrale Train Station is only a 10-minute walk away. Guests can enjoy discounted rates at a nearby outdoor pool.

Address: 48 - 59100, Prato, Italy
Distance from venue: 5 minute walk

Standard Single Room: 55 Euro
Standard double (for single use): 65 Euros
Standard double room: 75 Euros

*Prices include a buffet breakfast, gym and wireless internet
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Art Hotel Milano

A hotel in the very heart of the city of Prato, located near the medieval walls, a few steps from Emperor Frederick II’s castle, the fascinating Museum of Textiles and the international Monash University.
Visiting the common areas, from the lobby to the reception and bar, reading room and bright breakfast room to the rooms, you’ll feel the philosophy of delighting and pleasing guests, as if in a private home. Art Hotel Milano is the place to rediscover the pleasure of hospitality and local culture. The hotel regularly hosts exhibitions by local artists and is home to initiatives related to the culture of the city.

Address: Via Tiziano, 15 - 59100, Prato, Italy
Distance from venue: 10 minute walk

Standard single room: 73 Euros
Standard double room (for single use): 80 Euros
Standard double room: 100 Euros

* Prices include breakfast and Wi-fi
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Hotel Flora

The hotel is located in the historical center of Prato, the second city of Tuscany per number of inhabitants, on a 19th Century building (Palazzo Martelli), in a quiet area and close to the main monuments, museums and theaters of the city; 29 rooms and 2 junior suites all with bath or shower , air conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone; in the hotel is an american bar, terrace with panoramic view, meeting room, internet point.
Easy to reach either by car, with private garage available; or train: station Porta al Serraglio at 250 meters away; and only a few steps from the bus stop of piazza delle Carceri.
During your stay in Prato don’t forget to see the frescos completely restored of Filippo Lippi by the Cathedral of St. Stefano

Address: ia B. Cairoli, 31 - 59100, Prato, Italy
Distance from venue: 2 minute walk

Standard single room: 55 Euro
Standard double (for single use):
65 Euro
Standard double/twin room: 
74 Euro

* Prices include wi-fi and parking. Please note due to renovations the breakfast won't be available at this hotel during the conference. 
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