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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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Beautiful ceilings

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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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.

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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 

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New York City, New York
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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

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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Italy
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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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Address: Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 0521-50-85-71
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma

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