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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 complesso monumentale della Pilotta is a unique testimony of the Duchy of Parma in its various stages farnesiana, Bourbon, Hapsburg. Teatro Farnese is really impressive. The gallery houses important works of art, however the set up looks outdated. Sparse the particulars of the paintings we are limited to the author's name and the title of the work, not a word about how it formed the collection and the origin of the works themselves. Sorting on a purely chronological Museum is now not disueto makes it possible to grasp the history of Museum Collections.
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  • So many things to see with one ticket but not all rooms are always available. With the only ticket you see the Gallery, the Farnese theatre and the archaeological museum. The illumination of the works is not the best and you cannot fully appreciate some works of great importance.
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  • Sixteenth-century grandiose complex of which what we see today is only a part because of the strafings of the second Gulf war. It was originally intended to service of the Farnese family's residential buildings (warehouses, stables, barracks and later Theatre) and the name derives from the game of pelota played in her backyard. Aside from the mole, aesthetically beautiful include only the arches under which passes the road, but internally hosts one of the most important museums of the city, such as the National Gallery, the Palatine Library and the magnificent Teatro Farnese.
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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