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Palazzo della Pilotta

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Address: Piazzale della Pilotta, Parma, Italy
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Great Archaeological museum, so so art gallery

We went to visit this huge brick ex Farnese family palace on the first Sunday of the month and found it was free entry that day! We found the art gallery unexciting with one good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to visit this huge brick ex Farnese family palace on the first Sunday of the month and found it was free entry that day! We found the art gallery unexciting with one good Correggio and one good Parmagianino. The archaeological museum was something else with finds from Vellia and local Bronze Age settlements. The Farnese theatre had a... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition to the Farnese theater, there is also an art gallery and a history museum. All 3 can be visited with the same ticket and really worth it.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

There is an art gallery and more but we saw an opera there and it was so very well done. The singing was excellent but the setting and use of videography was amazing. Do attend an opera performance. You need to reserve seats for the opera but the rest can be visited independently.

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Piraeus, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

As my title goes, no, its inside didn't attract me as much as its outside. It seemed like an old and somewhat neglected Palazzo, would definitely not pay to enter and repeat a visit similar to many in Italy.

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Lanarkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

A must see for visitors to Parma. The ticket gets you entry To the theatre, the gallery and archeological museum and all are really worth a visit

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

the Palazzo della Pilotta houses the Teatro Farnese (a must!) and two museums (not really a must), with a combined ticket. from the outside, it is a huge and impressive complex.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This museum is very well managed, not crowded, and has so many incredibly old and well cared for historical pieces - very impressive! Ensure you visit the wooden theatre too.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Housed in a collection of buildings from C 16 purpose built by the Duke Farnese, an austere group of halls and porticoes.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Palatina Library is located in historic old part of Parma, in Pallazzo della Pilotta (the same place where the National Gallery and Theatre Farnese). It is one of the richest libraries in Italy. It has a small "show room", where you can see medival books, famous people manuscripts, botanical prints and much more. Books with amazing, colorfull drawings.The interior... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The "center" of the center of town and along a main street. There appeared to always be something going on here on the weekend. The exterior is austere and fortress-like, but it houses a theater, museum, and library. The Farnese theater (see separate review) is the most unusual of the sights, but interesting to walk around the complex. Or, just... More 

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