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Cattedrale di Parma, Parma
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Fragments of ancient mosaics in the crypt of Cattedrale di Parma are evidence of a cult temple that existed before the church was established. The entire church is covered with artwork from the beginning of Italy's artistic golden age. Bertolino de'Grossi, Prospero Clemeti, Girolamo Clemeti, and Luchino Bianchini are just some of the artists who contributed to the architecture. The side chapels were built to shelter the sepulchres of Parma's noble families. Some retain the original decor from the 14th century. The capitals that represent both mythological creatures and Biblical scenes sit next to each other. To visit Cattedrale di Parma on your holiday in Parma, and find out what else Parma has to offer, use our Parma trip itinerary maker.
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  • One of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen!!! Beautiful in its entirety. Frescoes of Correggio, side chapels all different, magnificent crypt, great pulpit. All kept very very well.
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  • At least once, when I am in Parma, I go visit the impressive cathedral to admire all the wonders that contains!
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  • I was on a field trip to Parma a day and I must admit I was surprised at this Cathedral. I wonder why we're committed to travel so much abroad when we have a plethora of things to see close to us! Correggio's frescoes are worth the visit (free too!)
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  • Beautiful! I might raise a few complaints with this, but I felt that the painted frescoes were easily comparable to the Sistine Chapel. The painted ceiling was lovely to look at, and the cathedral had a nice, peaceful vibe to it. You weren't herded along like you were in the more popular places of worship. The piazza outside is lovely too, and quite impressive with the surrounding buildings. Entry is free, which is a nice bonus!
  • Absolutely beautiful! A must see! Assolutamente bellissima! Merita!
  • Nice historical church in the center of the city. Worth the price.
  • Beautiful Cattedrale. A must if you are in Parma.
  • Absolutely breathtaking... Something I would never expected. Colorful, huge and beautiful!