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Parco Ducale, Parma

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Parco Ducale, open to the public, contains 3.2 km (2 mi) of tree-lined avenues. Ottavio Farnese gave the mandate in 1561 to architect Giovanni Boscoli to begin construction on a family residence. Subsequent rulers expanded the green space and gave the people of the city access. Joggers often exercise here. Bring picnic food and a blanket to relax in the shade. Services such as toilets or restaurants may not be available. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Parco Ducale and many more Parma attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Parma holiday planner.
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  • Park neat, clean and very nice. For walking or biking. There is also a kiosk where you can grab something cool to drink or for a short break and eat
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  • A nice city park but could do with more care and institutional garrison. Green spaces manicured and not like all the rest of the city "suffers" rudely of illegal immigration; many wastrel around although it does not seem to create problems unless of course give strong image degradation that a tourist town should avoid.
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  • Stopped by during massive heatwave. Empty during the early evening, but as we returned after dinner it was packed with young people just hanging out. In a good way. No riff raff, just groups doing the...  more »
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  • Big and nice park with trees for shade and grass. There is some small water with turtles in it. The only one downside: playing soccer or other sports is forbidden in the park.
  • A very nice place! I love having a rest here :)
  • Beautiful park in the center of Parma. Ideal place for an afternoon walk or jog.
  • Its a nice to have a lot of fun and it's also good for studying
  • Beutiful place .Very calm and nice place to walk and sightseeing

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Where to stay in Parma

Virtually all of the old town center's tourist sites are within easy walking distance of each other, so can explore them by staying either at a hotel in the area or a less expensive inn in one of the nearby residential neighborhoods. Staying close to the town center allows you quick access to the finest shops, restaurants, museums, and galleries. If urban attractions aren't your priority and you have a limited budget, consider staying at a working farm just outside the city.
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