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"Parco della Pace" Parma Things to Do Tip by Henrik_rrb

Parma Things to Do: 119 reviews and 347 photos

  Parco della Pace
by Henrik_rrb
  • Parco della Pace - Parma
      Parco della Pace
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  • Me in front of the palace and park - Parma
      Me in front of the palace and park
    by Henrik_rrb
  • The soldier with the machine gun in the park. - Parma
      The soldier with the machine gun in the park.
    by Henrik_rrb

In the middle of the old center of Parma you'll find a very nice park, called Parco della Pace ("The park of peace", more or less). We first got here around lunch time on a Sunday, and the park was empty except for a few persons who liked the idea of making their sun tan a bit better.

Later on in the afternoon-evening, it was instead crowded with people, just sitting down, relaxing, talking or strolling around.

Due to the name of the park, I'm not sure what is the most stupid of what we saw, the statue of a soldier holding a machine-gun, or the Inter- and Parma-supporters who couldn't let go of each other without talking a bit violently...

In the park you'll also find the Palazzo della Pilotta, which strange enough seems to have gotten it's name from the small sport pelota. Have no idea why, but I guess they have been playing it there?

At first I thought it was the card game pilotta that was honoured, and started to search for a "Palazzo della Texas Hold'em"... ;)

Anyway, to be a bit more serious again; inside the palace's walls you'll find two museums, of which I visited... eh... none.
Anyway, if you're looking for the "Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National museum of archeologi) and "Galleria Nazionale" (National Gallery, to everyone's surprise), you'll find it here.

Here you'll also find the Teatro Farnese, once again inside the game palace.

If you're interested in visiting these places, make sure you check the opening hours well, since it's open just a few hours every day. And probably not during Sundays.

Address: Piazza della Pace
Directions: From the train station, just walk straight on for a bout 600 meters.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 28, 2006
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