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Parco Ducale, Parma

(4.1/5 based on 850+ 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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  • After a tour of the city we treated ourselves to a little relaxation at the Park. The location is really nice for a stroll or a picnic. Features gorgeous "crickets" the peculiar rental bikes on the cheap to entertain the kids at the races and racing they know of another era!
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  • A large park, suitable for sportsmen but also for relaxation. If you want to make a run for the environment is great, there are crowded enough times but there is plenty of room. In the centre there is an aperitif bar etc. and many benches scattered throughout the Park. Recommend a visit just for a nice walk!
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  • A beautiful park, unfortunately following signs for the bathroom you can get lost. And after two hours I chickened out it turns out that the bathroom is closed for years ... Too bad for the city 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.