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Camera di San Paolo

Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi, Parma, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 76 Attractions in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The wonderful Correggio ceiling has to be worth the paltry fee of just two euros by any measure. Go on a quiet weekday and you will stand a good chance of having it all to yourself. I believe it closes at 2pm and last entrance at 1.30p.m

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We visited here after reading the reviews of others. Interestingly, these frescoes were forgotten by the world for much of the 17th and 18th centuries. There's not much I can add to other reviews other than to endorse the comments - definitely not to be missed out from your visit to Parma.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Not many people now about this and want to visit it but if you are interested in renaisance and is forms of art you got to go. Ask for the leaflet in english and spent at least an hour inside focusing on the details of the frescoes. There is also a very interesting story behind this small but still magnificent... More

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