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Camera di San Paolo

Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi, Parma, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 75 Attractions in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

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Haifa, Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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.

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Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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!

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Worcs
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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.

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Villecchia, Liguria, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved the beautiful ceilings, and lovely painted walls, neck still recovering, and the feeling of peace and tranquillity that the building gave to me as we slowly walked through. Followed our visit here with a stroll through the gardens, which although not particularly beautiful allowed the feeling of peacefulness to remain before heading out in to the busy city once... More

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Italy
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129 reviews 129 reviews
35 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Also known as Camera della Badessa. An easily missed gem, In via Melloni, in the centre of Parma. The 16C convent is set in an attractively planted courtyard. All on the ground floor, it was once the intellectual heart of Parma where the Abbess clearly had refined and educated taste. Frecoes, carved pews, embellished ceilings, one painted by Correggio and... More

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UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Take lots of time to enjoy all the detail. We went in the morning on a January day and had the place to ourselves. The Correggio room is absolutely fabulous

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I visited on a rainy morning in Nov. and, so, had the place to myself. In spite of the lack of natural light, I had no problem seeing the murals and ceilings, which are fascinating. Well worth a visit.

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Hoylake, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This visit should come with a stiff- neck warning - you can easily spend an hour or more in this quiet cellar-like trove investigating the delightfully frescoed ceiling.

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maniago
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

It was a beautiful little place and the Abbess of Piacenza definately had a bone to pick with the Church

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