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. Add Parco Ducale and other attractions to your Parma trip itinerary using our Parma trip planner .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful park and very very large sin and night is frequented by people from the dubious reliability. I got a little scared to go at night. Recommended in the morning!
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  • August 17, 2017
    The Parco Ducale for Paige has become a simple crossroads of people, but those who went to Parma on holiday or on a quick visit is morally obligated (I tell you!) to move from here! Broad is a place to relax between prari Greens or a small break at the bar, not to mention the pond where admire swans, ducks and turtles or amusements for children. It's a sunny day and endured very hot? Fear not: the Park has fountains for every need, where you can cool off during a leisurely stroll. The northeast corner of the park there is the Ducal Palace, now headquarters of the RIS of Parma, and before that, during World War II, the Academy of infantry Application; the Palace is partially open on special occasions, but in front, to the side, there is an inscription to the memory of the fallen of the Academy, of which few are aware. Continuing along the road to the North, is the theatre and the feline colony ... If you like me types from "pet therapy", pay a visit to two caresses of local cats will be refreshing to the spirit!
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is definitely a "green lung" within the city to relax and mess around a bit at any time of the day enjoying the natural and artistic view of this great garden.
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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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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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