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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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Poole, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Join the residents of Parma and visit the Parco Ducale on a Sunday morning for a walk, a run, a bike ride, a coffee in the open air cafe, a game of chess or cards under the trees, throwing a ball to the dog, playing forbidden football with your toddler, watching the ducks, whatever. And relax ... who needs sightseeing?

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New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

As a lover of parks and gardens, I was under the impression this was going to be a beautiful park. It's nice in that you can escape the tourists and shops, but as far as landscaping and gardens, it needs a lot of work. Don't get me wrong, it's still nice to stroll through and the man made lake is... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

-Beautiful -Loved the mini lake with the ducks,swans, tortoises. -There were maintenance works going on -Needed some cleaning

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London, United Kingdom
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12 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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Uk
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240 reviews 240 reviews
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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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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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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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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