Pilotta

PILOTTA PALACE

this vast but unfinished complex, named after the game pelota that was played in one of the courtyards, was built in the second half of the 16th century at the order of Ranuccio I around the Visconti stronghold and alongside the existing church of San Pietro martire. This Farnese palace was designed not as a [...]

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Pilotta

PILOTTA PALACE

This vast but unfinished complex, named after the game pelota that was played in one of the courtyards, was built in the second half of the 16th century at the order of Ranuccio I around the Visconti stronghold and alongside the existing church of San Pietro martire. This Farnese palace was designed not as a [...]

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CITY OF PARMA’S MUSEUMS

The entrance for the Municipal Museums of Parma is free: discover the heritage of the museums and exhibition spaces of the Municipality of Parma thanks to initiatives, guided tours and free workshops for adults and children, made by specialized museum staff and promoted by the Culture Department of the Municipality of Parma. Visit the Pinacoteca [...]

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MONASTERY AND CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI EVANGELISTA

The monastery structure is formed with the Church, the Monastery and the San Giovanni Old pharmacy. The church was built for the Benedectine order between 1498 and 1510 but its elaborate white marble Baroque facade contrasts with the Renaissance architecture of the cloisters and convent. In the Latin-cross interior, a frieze running along the nave [...]

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BASILICA OF ST. MARY OF STECCATA

this outstanding Renaissance church, one of the most splendid of the town, was begun in 1521 in order to give shelter to a picture of the Madonna said to be miraculous that originally hung on the wall of a small oratory called "dello steccato" or wooden shield. Consecrated in 1539, the church is built in [...]

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REGIO THEATRE

The Teatro Regio, considered among the melomans one of the most renowned theaters of Italian lyric opera, was born by the will of the Duchess Maria Luigia of Habsburg-Lorena, Napoleon's wife, sent to support the Duchy of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla after the Congress of Vienna. Started in 1821 on the project of the court [...]

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