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CSAC - Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione

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Very nicely made, refreshing modern perspective

For a change, not just historic - besides the space of course - but modern perspective on Italian... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Amit E
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İncredible exhibition of design in Italy of 20th century

The Monastery built by the Dukes of Milan Visconti family. Now belongs to the University of Parma... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
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9 Oct 2018
“somehow dissapointed”
3 Jul 2018
“Such an incredible surprise”
CSAC, an archive and research centre of the University of Parma for the study of visual and design culture in Italy. Now also a museum.
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Strada Viazza Paradigna 1 | Loc. Paradigna, 43122, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 607791
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

may be because it was a saturday morning and this place is dedicated to investigation, the place was empty and the museum was limited to one room showing interesting photos of italian authors. they did not reduce the ticket price however located at the abbazia...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This amazing cultural centre dedicated to audio visual arts from the Parma University is absolutely great and it is hosted in a beautiful old abbey converted into a hotel and this great centre. I was lucky to visit the exhibition and to hear a great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This imposing former Cistercian Abbey with annex farmers buildings sits in the middle of the plain, treating you to a glimpse of what must have been like to approach such a building when people walked to travel. It now hosts a huge archive of papers...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

or entry fee nice space + history but the art work was not all that interesting unless you have a fascination with old Italian advertising designs there were a couple interesting paintings but little else

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sam S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

For a change, not just historic - besides the space of course - but modern perspective on Italian art and design. Small to medium size, but worth the 1h+/- visit, in case it's on your way to Parma. Do not stay at the hostel though,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Amit E
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Monastery built by the Dukes of Milan Visconti family. Now belongs to the University of Parma. Houses one of the best exhibitions that I have seen lately..

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

It's amazing how a small town like Parma can offer interesting monuments to visit. I would recommend the locals and visitors to add this place in their itinerary.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Ma-An57
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Even though the "Charterhouse of Parma" is still closed to the public, you can see it standing proudly in the open fields outside of Paradigna, only a few miles from central Parma. The restoration by the University is clearly well underway. All the windows are...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank JoeBaileyCole
Reviewed 7 October 2012

My husband, the opera fan, wanted to see "The Charterhouse of Parma" of Stendahl fame, but it is currently undergoing restoration (? modification) to become part of the University of Parma, so you can not get close to it. It's an imposing Cistercian-looking structure in...More

Date of experience: October 2012
2  Thank Jagggs
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