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Parco Ducale, Parma
(4.1/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Also in this period, with the leafless trees and a sense of loneliness remains fascinating. This season gives it that I don't know what makes it mysterious. Nice.
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  • Very big and beautiful. I took lots of pictures. Picturesque in winter, let alone in summer!
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  • Large city park with wide and long avenues where sometimes check some sculpture; at the end of the Park (if you entered from the side of the Parma river) you will find a small lake with a central island on which it is located, almost hidden by vegetation, a stone building that, if it worked, would be a fountain: the fountain of Trianon. The most remarkable aspect of the Park are probably the many trees that populate it. Great to breathe fresh air, and seek refreshment during the hot summers in the Po or, as do the citizens of Parma, for nature walks or for training far from pollution. For the casual visitor of the city though, the Park does not offer many interesting ideas. I note that near the main entrance (the one cited by the stream side) meets in dx the Ducal Palace (not open to the public, hosting today the RIS of Parma)
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  • Went on a dreary fall day but it was still a wonderful park to stroll through.
  • Nice area. Quiet and a nice stroll
  • It's cool and shiny, a lot of grass when you can rest in shadow.
  • Could use some gardening. Relaxed park with not too much tourists.
  • Splendid park, awesome for relaxing in the green or going for a jog.