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Camera di San Paolo

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Address: Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 0521-50-85-71

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Awesome, really worth the time to visit. Not over busy when we visited so plenty of room and space to view at our leisure. Incredible paintings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
Ian S
Ely, United Kingdom
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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Awesome, really worth the time to visit. Not over busy when we visited so plenty of room and space to view at our leisure. Incredible paintings.

Thank Ian S
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

the few chambers of the Camera die San Paolo offer some interesting fresco ceilings. not really a must, but an eventual visit for a rainy day.

Thank r0landbrunner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Stunning fresco ceilings by Correggio, full of flowers and garlands, and an unexpected fireplace. Take your time to imagine living under these beautiful paintings.

Thank TyroneLondon
Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

This place was hard to find, inadequate signage and road works, but worth the trouble. (On Via Macedonio Malloni, but set far back from the road) Since there was nothing in English to guide me and my information was gleaned from the internet I am guessing that this chamber is from the Italian High Renaissance period and the ceiling in... More 

4 Thank Nikki S
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

If you are interested in renaissance, this is your place. Wonderful ceiling frescos from Corregio. If you didn't knew his works, it is time to study it.

1 Thank 545medva
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

When you will enter this house, the Badessa House (Nun master house) you will start by exploring tiny dark rooms like in a cave. Then the final surprise is the San Paolo room, a wonderful space decorated by Correggio that has been hidden for 200 years.

Thank Hornelson
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The former Convent of San Paolo is located on Via Macedonio Melloni , a couple blocks from Piazza del Pilotta. It houses the Camera di San Paolo (Chamber of St Paul), fresco work (1519) by Antonio Correggio. Once a convent for mostly wealthy or privileged women. Worth a visit, you can see it in less than a half an hour.... More 

3 Thank hongkongdave44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After many visits to Parma to see my girlfriend I thought it was time to explore. I had read about this place. It has funny opening hours, 8.30-14.00, but only costs 2 Euros to get in and see some magical rich Rennaissance ceilings.

5 Thank Rupe G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of the most important painted ceilings of the Renaissance. Commissioned by the aristocratic Abbess Giovanna da Piacenza for her personal dining room in the Convent of San Paolo in Parma, it's exclusively pagan theme was pretty daring for a 16th century nun and hard to imagine today. It was Correggio's first significant break and he got bigger and bigger... More 

3 Thank Isawthenumberfive
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A small museum but most enjoyable. The frescoes are worth a brief visit. Located in the center of town so it's easy to fit in with your other activities

2 Thank Tracy E

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