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Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma
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The Palazzo della Pilotta is a complex of edifices located between Piazzale della Pace and the Lungoparma in the historical centre of Parma, region of Emilia Romagna, Italy. Its name derives from the game of pelota played at one time by Spanish soldiers stationed in Parma.HistoryBuilt around 1583, during the last years of reign of Duke Ottavio Farnese, it developed around the corridor, a museum dedicated to Giambattista Bodoni Teatro Farnese Galleria Nazionale di Parma
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  • You can't miss to its mass. You can see that it is very old but at the same time the restoration made sure to maintain the original charm. Inside contains three important jewels of the city of Parma: Farnese Theatre, National Gallery and archaeological museum. All at a price of 6 €. A must visit in addition to a deal.
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  • The entrance of the visit is by the magnificent Farnese theatre... wooden. You are propelled centuries back. The tour continues in the Museum where the immersion continues with canvases of the great Italian masters.
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  • Price a bit excessive. Many unnecessary and distracting environments. No audio guide. To improve overall.
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  • Unbelievable architecture with an amazing collection of national treasures within. The art gallery is a must see. Not as busy as so many other galleries across Italy, but very well displayed and many impressive pieces are exhibited here.
  • A massive block of bricks in the centre of Parma. A big renaissance architecture that hosts a lot of exhibitions and museums
  • The absolute squalor: plenty of black slackers stationed there, just in front of the Pilotta, indulging their bodily functions ("answering the call of nature", urinate and defecate) when it is necessary. An open air toilet! The smell is very strong, but sure less strong than the italian shame for such a sad spectacle of degradation!
  • Nice place to relax or have a picnic and observe your surroundings.
  • Go to visit the art museum and also the historical museum. You can see a real palace of 1500