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Parco Ducale

Situato nel centro storico, 10 minuti a piedi da Piazza Garibaldi, Parma, Italy
39 0521218882
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Ranked #8 of 76 attractions in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I suppose it was expecting too much to think that this park would have anything in common with parks in France laid out in a similar fashion. The maintenance is one level up from scruffy.

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226 reviews 226 reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well , we were lucky that we discovered many years ago, that the place to be on a Sunday , anywhere in the world , are the public gardens. That is, if you enjoy watching kids do their stuff and Grannies and Mums and Dads and Uncles and Aunts spending up big on hire carts, canoes, bikes and scooters and... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a really nice and large park with paved and dirt paths around the outside. Lots of people biking, walking, and running while I was there. Running was very easy and you could stay on the pavement, step onto the dirt, or break from the main loop and explore some of the middle sites/ponds, etc. Well worth your time,... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is a beautiful big park - great for meeting with friends for picnics/bike riding, but there isn't a lot actually there. There is one small cafe in the middle of the park with a seating area, a kiddies park area which is cornered off on the side, and some kiddy bikes to rent - but that's about it. If... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Nothing really special ,but a lovely outside bar . The park itself is very clean ( as is Parma ) and a nice place to wander.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My favorite place in all of Parma. I lived a block away from the park for 5 months and would take a stroll everyday. I watched the Park go from snow filled in January to bustling and in full bloom in May. I would do anything to spend another day in Parco Ducale with a bottle of wine and oranges... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

A park made for strolling. Why not take some time to enjoy? It'll make you hungrier for your next plate of ham and cheese.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Parco Ducale is a small park in the heart of Parma. It is an old fashioned park, but I don't think it is worth a visit: I suggest to go there only if you need some rest and shadow. Normally it is crowded; few services (just a small bar); a little bit dirty to tell the truth.

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

During our week in Parma my husband and I wanted a quiet walk away from crowds. I do not know if picnicking is allowed in the park or not, but we went there with a nice bottle of wine and assorted cheese, salami, and bread and made a lovely picnic for ourselves on one of the benches near the lake.... More

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

After a day tour in the town, we had visited this park for relaxing before our return to Garda lake. A lot of green and it was good to relax before the long drive expected. Near the center of the town and very close to Toschi parking. We did not found any flowers or any colorful place. Excellent for jogging.... More

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