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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  • Once here lived Marialuigia the princess of Parma, it is not versaille but it nice have a walk here and it is in the city center. If you are already in the center I suggest to visit it.  more »
  • One of my favorite places in Parma by far! A beautiful park in the city centre where you can walk, run, lie on the grass and enjoy a relaxing afternoon! Drop by!
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  • Potentially fantastic hike and the green lung of the city. In fact blatantly ignored by the local authority with the aggravating circumstance of vandals and crazy kids who attend it. Maintenance, cleaning and fountain pond oozy, deceased. The fence, cousin of the Jardin des Tuileries goddess, falling apart, the Golden tips in origin, are almost all gone, maybe the Vandal heirloom or transferred in any private residence. A waste in the hands of administrators orbi and obtuse.
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  • A good (not great) place for families and kids. The park itself could be kept a bit better, there is no real playground, besides 2 swings and 1 slide. Kids can ride a small train though (4 rides for 2 Euros if I remember well). It's on the very left from the entrance at the end of the bridge on the river. They rent small tricycles called grilli, kids love them (you pay 2 Euro for 15 minutes). There is a small lake as well. Plenty of parking between the park and the river.
  • It's a centrally located park in Parma, Italy. A beautiful lake in the centre having a track around for jogging. A Nice and calm location for morning walks. One can fully relax and spend quality time as benches have been provided at many places under tall trees. A very cool and relaxing atmosphere inside. It's a wonderful place to visit. It's my favourite in Parma.
  • Is close to where I live,the park is a nice place for relaxation especially during this coming summer.
  • Lovely park where you can walk around and relax. A couple of interesting sites here await.
  • Big park. Good for walking or running
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