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Parco Ducale

Situato nel centro storico, 10 minuti a piedi da Piazza Garibaldi, Parma, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 76 Attractions in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Turku, Finland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was recomended as a great place to visit. A large space with walking and cycling paths between large trees. But not gardens etc. The one cafe has no amenities, you have to go to the local pkayground for a toilet, without a door latch, and any signs do not indicate the correct place. Having said that if you hire... More

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Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This nice park is a place to go if you want to relax a bit. Here you can find a lot of people biking, walking, running, chatting or having a picnic. The park has both a pavement and a dirt path. At the back of the park is a large pond with ducks and tortoises. Well worth your time, especially... More

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Bermuda
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21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went to visit Palazzo Ducale but it is only open between 9.00am and 12.00pm, so we went for a stroll in the park instead. Contrary to other reviews, we found the park to be well maintained and clean. It is primarily just open parkland with a variety of trees and plants. At the opposite end to the Palazzo is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Spent the afternoon here, quite nice the walk And I found a cafe area which provides beautiful And relaxing environment though it's a little bit expensive for students And the service is not quite good (as usual in italy:-P)

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Boston
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10 helpful votes 10 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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newcastle
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166 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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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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