Palazzo del giardino Ducale
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Palazzo del giardino Ducale

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The "Palazzo ducale" (ducal palace) is located inside the "Parco ducale" (ducal park and was built around 1560. Actually is the headquarters of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority).

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A: Ducal Palace

Af Simona Bartolomei, 10 meter væk

The Ducal Palace is built upon a project of Vignola next to the ducal gardens. Its present state is t...

Ducal Palace

B: Garden's palace (Palazzo del giardino)

Af Cristian Marchi, 130 meter væk

The ducal garden's palace (palazzo del giardino ducale) is located in the ducal park in Parma. It was...

Garden's palace (Palazzo del giardino)

C: Along the river Parma

Af Cristian Marchi, 140 meter væk

In this view you could see the torrent Parma towards the source. Looking north you could see, on the ...

Along the river Parma

D: Bridge Giuseppe Verdi

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This Bridge, entitled to the famous compositor Giuseppe Verdi born in Roncole Verdi (Parma), connect ...

Bridge Giuseppe Verdi

E: Statue on parco ducale

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In this part of "giardino ducale" (ducal garden) you could see a vase with Ram head dating back to 17...

Statue on parco ducale

F: Pilotta

Af Cristian Marchi, 340 meter væk

Pilotta, is the name of a buildings complex located in the old center of Parma; the name comes from t...


G: Pilotta Square, Parma

Af Simona Bartolomei, 340 meter væk

The name of the Palace derives from the "Pelota", the Basque game played in one of the courtyards. An...

Pilotta Square, Parma

H: Ducal Park, Parma

Af Simona Bartolomei, 420 meter væk

The Ducal Garden was an idea of Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza who requested a park for ...

Ducal Park, Parma

I: Pond on parco ducale

Af Cristian Marchi, 430 meter væk

This pond is located on the west side of the "parco ducale" (ducal park). It was built by Ranuccio II...

Pond on parco ducale

J: Piazzale della pace

Af Cristian Marchi, 470 meter væk

This green area "piazzale della pace" (peace square) was built only in 2001 following the plan of arc...

Piazzale della pace

Dette panorama blev taget i Parma

Dette er et overblik over Parma

The visit of the city of Parma begins from the view of Piazza Duomo characterized by three buildings: the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Bishop’s Palace. The atmosphere of the marvelous square is the original medieval one.
The Cathedral is one of the highest expression of Romanesque architecture in Italy with a Latin cross plan and a beautiful façade with a pitched roof. Inside the church we can find some masterpieces like the fresco by Correggio in the Dome showing the Assumption of the Virgin and like the Deposition of Benedetto Antelami. The Baptistery, considered the transition between Romanesque to Gothic architecture, is due to the Antelami: the plan of the building is octagonal and the façade in pink verona marble.

Near the Cathedral we find the Monastery of St. John’s characterized by the Church, the Convent and the Ancient Benedectine Apothecary’s. The church has a Latin cross plan with three naves and six chapels. In the central nave we have the frieze designed by Correggio who also frescoed the dome with the Transit of St. John. The convent has two fascinating cloisters.

In the center of the town we have also the Church of Madonna della Steccata, a splendid Renaissance church. Near the the Steccata we have the neoclassical Teatro Regio one of the most renowned theatres in Italy.

The visit of Parma continues in the Ducal Park, an example of a french style garden, which houses the Ducal Palace; then we can see the Town Hall and the Governor’s Palace in the central Piazza Garibaldi, the House of Music and the Auditorium Paganini designed by the famous italian architect Renzo Piano. View the Virtual Tour of Parma on my site.

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