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Camera di San Paolo

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Address: Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 0521-50-85-71
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This is art

If you are interested in renaissance, this is your place. Wonderful ceiling frescos from Corregio. If you didn't knew his works, it is time to study it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

If you are interested in renaissance, this is your place. Wonderful ceiling frescos from Corregio. If you didn't knew his works, it is time to study it.

1 Thank 545medva
Rome, Italy
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

When you will enter this house, the Badessa House (Nun master house) you will start by exploring tiny dark rooms like in a cave. Then the final surprise is the San Paolo room, a wonderful space decorated by Correggio that has been hidden for 200 years.

Thank Hornelson
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The former Convent of San Paolo is located on Via Macedonio Melloni , a couple blocks from Piazza del Pilotta. It houses the Camera di San Paolo (Chamber of St Paul), fresco work (1519) by Antonio Correggio. Once a convent for mostly wealthy or privileged women. Worth a visit, you can see it in less than a half an hour.... More 

1 Thank hongkongdave44
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After many visits to Parma to see my girlfriend I thought it was time to explore. I had read about this place. It has funny opening hours, 8.30-14.00, but only costs 2 Euros to get in and see some magical rich Rennaissance ceilings.

2 Thank Rupe G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of the most important painted ceilings of the Renaissance. Commissioned by the aristocratic Abbess Giovanna da Piacenza for her personal dining room in the Convent of San Paolo in Parma, it's exclusively pagan theme was pretty daring for a 16th century nun and hard to imagine today. It was Correggio's first significant break and he got bigger and bigger... More 

1 Thank Isawthenumberfive
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A small museum but most enjoyable. The frescoes are worth a brief visit. Located in the center of town so it's easy to fit in with your other activities

1 Thank Tracy E
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Some of the best paintings in Palma. Here is Correggio at his finest, to think that these paintings were originally just to be seen by the nuns of the convent.

Thank Stuart F
Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Small but packed with frescoes done by Corregio in 1519. I don't know what one can do there for an hour, 10 minutes is enough, but then the fee is only 2 euros. Don't forget that the place is open till 2pm only, so plan your visit accordingly.

3 Thank Miriam P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Lovely Correggio frescoes . Nothing described in English so just experienced them visually. Worth a vist. Bring coins as no one has change!

1 Thank JillConnecticut
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Spectacular building from the outside, you must be interested in art/religion to find the inside worth the entrance fee.

1 Thank CE778

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