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Cattedrale di Parma

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Address: P.zza Duomo, 43100 Parma, Italy

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Frescoes, frescoes

Inside an unprepossessing facade, the interior of this duomo is stunning with every inch of space above you covered in beautiful art. It is not simply Corregio's dome frescoes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Inside an unprepossessing facade, the interior of this duomo is stunning with every inch of space above you covered in beautiful art. It is not simply Corregio's dome frescoes, which make this a very special space. Overwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The interior is dark but creates an incredible atmosphere, with beautiful, inspiring frescoes on the ceiling and walls. I wish I had booked a guide as sneaking a listen to some of the guides the interior artefacts were interesting and there are no English explanations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The cathedral is masterpiece at the heart of Parma. The facade is elegant in its simplicity. Within you're stunned by the richly frescoed ceilings, including a Correggio on the ceiling of the dome itself. The Baptistery facing the cathedral is also very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a stunning church! Amazing frescoes cover every surface of this amazing church. Around every corner is something new to discover. Incredible detail in the artwork. We walked around for about 45 minutes and surely didn't see it all. Well worth your time!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Can't say I knew too much of this place before I went. Amazing frescoes abound but it is the inner painting of the dome which is the real highlight. Just a stunning piece of work no matter what your religious background (I'm atheist).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

So much to see in Italian Cathedrals; my only issue is the straining of my neck and a feeling of dizziness from constantly looking up at the amazing paintings in the dome. A must do if in Parma, even if it it just to soak up the ecclesiastic atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The lighting isn't great in this church so you can't always see the detail (or perhaps we visited at a bad time of day) but the entire place is covered in painted details. It's beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

An absolute must, but lighting conditions were somewhat insufficient - it is worth buying one of the documentations where architecture and paintings are explained in detail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This catherdral is covered for 100% with scenes and trompe l'oeuil. Build over centuries, may of the secenes have their own style. An amazing trip in art history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This cathedral is incredibly beautyfull and painted by Corregio. It's pretty easy to get there and it is right next to bapristery and museum. This place is worth of visit and if possible, you should see also the crypt.

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