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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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  • The Palazzo della Pilotta, also called simply the Pilotta is a vast collection of buildings located in the historical centre of Parma. It is situated between Piazzale della Pace and the Lungoparma. Its name derives from the game of pelota, practiced by Spanish soldiers in the courtyard of the horse pond, originally known as of pelota. Its construction is between 1580 and 1611 and is in Renaissance style. Currently hosts the teatro farnese, the National Gallery, the archaeological museum and the library. Worth the price of admission: it is very nice and has an art gallery with pieces like ' The Turkish slave of Parmigianino, is the teatro farnese, are remarkable. Nothing special about the archaeological museum, excluding the initial room dedicated to ancient Egypt.
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  • With only 10 € per head we could visit all this complex with the gallery full of countless works of art, the Museum and the theatre. Truly a must if you are in Parma. About 2 hours for the complete tour.
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  • The pilot is a collection of buildings of the historic center of Parma, close to Lungoparma. Do it a lot of fairs on the square on the side and it is very nice to take a walk!
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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