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Address: Piazzale della Pilotta, Parma, Italy
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Theatre and Biblioteca

While the art gallery has some interesting paintings, they are largely not the main reason to visit this palazzo. The theatre Farnese is a wonderful space, but do not miss a visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

While the art gallery has some interesting paintings, they are largely not the main reason to visit this palazzo. The theatre Farnese is a wonderful space, but do not miss a visit to the biblioteca (library). Make sure you talk to one of the staff in the library, who will be happy to explain (in English) the library's history and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

An outstanding achievement of architecture, a clear example of how arts were important to Italy in its golden era of Renaissance. renovated after the WWII, this place gives a nice time travel to an era of knowledge, beauty and elegance.

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Once home to the Farnese family (1583-1622), was demolished during WWII, rebuilt & now houses a complex of museums: an Archeological Museum, the National Gallery, a library & the Farnese Theater. Only the last one makes the visit worthwhile.

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

For locals on the weekend. Memorial statue with a soldier fighting and a fallen one. Never seen that before.

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Cortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Palazzo is great as are the National gallery, the Farnese Theatre and the Library. However it is in need of upkeep. The park is shabby and indeed the City currently can't afford even to turn on the fountain a great pity but a real sign of the general malaise in Parma at the moment- the City has been devastated... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you get in after 3pm, entry is half price and a very reasonable 3 euros. And very much worth it. The theater is the showpiece of the building, but the museum is large and has a lot on display. The building is colossal, which is easier to appreciate from the outside.

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