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The most important square of Parma, Piazza Garibaldi, lies where the Roman forum was located. It was enlarged between the 13th and the 14th centuries. However, it was widely rearranged in the modern times, which gave it an unhomogeneous appearance.
Some beautiful buildings surround the square. The most important of them is the Palazzo del Governatore: it was originally built in the 13th century, but Ennemond Petitot rebuilt it in 1759. Its central tower dates of 1673. The other palaces are the Palazzo del Comune, built in late manneristic style in 1623-73, and the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo ("Palace of the Captain of the People", around 1240). The Chiesa di San Pietro ("St. Peter's church"), whose facade was also planned by Petitot in 1762, stands on the square, as well.
The square is dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of the main authors of the Italian unity. He is also known as "the Hero of the two Worlds". You can see some stalls on the square, which means that this is also the market square of Parma.
Address: in the city centre
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