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Parco Ducale

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Address: Situato nel centro storico, 10 minuti a piedi da Piazza Garibaldi, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0521218882
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"The Most Civilized City In The World"

A short walk from the city center - turn back the clock about a century and a half. No traffic. No crowds. It makes for a lovely, refreshing stroll. Makes for a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Bangor, Maine
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Walking along the river and into the park was delightful, but if you are looking for beautiful flower beds and fountains you won't find them. But the cafe in the park was great, good selection of teas, and coffees, as well as alcoholic beverages

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Bangor, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A short walk from the city center - turn back the clock about a century and a half. No traffic. No crowds. It makes for a lovely, refreshing stroll. Makes for a nice hour or so - more if you take in the expansive Ducale palazzo.

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Peoria, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The park has children's park area with rides. You can purchase rides on small scooters for the kids too. there is also a small cafe in the middle wonderful coffees and snacks available. It is a wonderful place to take a break and people watch.

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58 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The local people really make good use of this park for family walks and bike rides, which gives it a friendly vibe. We used it simply to walk from our hotel to the centre of Parma.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Across the river this verdant space provides an opportunity to stroll or to sit and rest after sight seeing. The Farnese palace stands squarely in on quadrant of the park as a reminder that Parma was heavily influenced by French rather than Italian tastes.

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Vicenza, Italy
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31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

But that's what parks are for. Large, very green, but not exceptionally well maintained. If you are looking to kill time while waiting for the Baptistery to open it's a nice place to go. Not worth a visit or a detour though unless you really want to see big trees.

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Connecticut
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133 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

To the palace after circling it for half an hour. The only signs were outside a locked door. Part of the building is the carbinieri! Pressed an intercom at one locked gate but just got a response in Italian.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The big parco in the middle of the city center, just behind the Palazzo della Pilotta, gives the perfekt setting for a relaxing break to the sightseeing. Don't miss the small lake in the back of the parco which is full of small seaturtles and fishes! The parco is just beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

From the Palazzo della Pilotta, you cross the river that divides Parma in two to find the Parco Ducale. On a very warm day in late May 2013 it's a nice place to go for a walk and enjoy the greenery. Very pretty.

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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On a Monday, most things in Parma were closed but we were able to buy bread, cheese and ham which we took to the Parco Ducale for a picnic. There were plenty of seats and lots of shady trees; many family groups were having picnics.

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