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Parco Ducale

Address: Situato nel centro storico, 10 minuti a piedi da Piazza Garibaldi, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0521218882
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Ranked #11 of 70 Attractions in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bangor, Maine
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
55 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
65 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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