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Cattedrale di Parma

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Address: P.zza Duomo, 43100 Parma, Italy

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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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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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This cathedral was beautifully decorated with frescoes. We paid to light up the dome to see the famous frescoes there. When the lights went on people there said "wow".

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Melville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited many cathedrals on our trip to Italy but this one was especially beautiful. We loved the detailed art work and took some great pictures here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

When you've visited many cathedrals in Italy you tend to become a little blasé and expect to find lovely artwork/statues inside. But the one in Parma totally blew us away with the stunning frescoes on the walls. Give yourself more time to visit than you expect!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Standing by the lions guarding the door look up to the reliefs around the frame, pick out the months by the super carvings. The interior is majestic and atmospheric. The colourful frescoes counterpoint the austere medieval charm of the structure. The dome, best seen from the top of the step either side of the altar shows Correggio as a master... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On the outside it's under reconstructions, it's even hard to take a photo, but inside- it's a completely different story. It's huge, covered with beautiful frescoes, some of them works of Parmigianino & Correggio( in the central cupola). There are stained glass windows, big paintings, statues & not to forget- the chapels: one more beautiful than the other.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The underlying medieval architecture is excellent, and the couple remaining chapels on the sides that have not been redone are especially beautiful. Like many large cathedrals in Italy there is a baroque overlay, with many chapels completely redone. However, the mix is less of a clash than many other places so the overall impact is quite nice. Worth a visit.

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