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Ducal Palace

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Impressive and Imposing

This "palace" is situated at the beginning of this lovely park. I wandered over to it but couldn't... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
Stan W
Budapest, Hungary
This is where Napoleon's wife lived

history is full of interesting stories that most of us have never heard of: we know everything... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Parma, Italy
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  • Terrible2%
Aug 7, 2018
“This is where Napoleon's wife lived”
Mar 24, 2018
“It cannot be visited”
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Viale Piacenza | Parco Ducale, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 282868
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

history is full of interesting stories that most of us have never heard of: we know everything about Napoleon's life, basically to the point of how many times he used to go to the bathroom every day, but most of us miss one of the...More

Thank albertobY6278NR
Reviewed March 24, 2018

It's so disappointing to go to the Dukes' Palace and find out that it is occupied by the Carabinieri and that, therefore, it cannot be visited! Move the carabinieri to the Grand Hotel but allow tourists to see this building...

Thank Aldo P
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Unfortunately today the Palazzo is the home of the carabineri, so you can't visit it. It is in a very nice surrounding, the park is beautiful.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed September 15, 2017

When we went into the park we found the Palazzo Ducale del Giardino - it is a stunning place in a beautiful park. It has wide pathways going down to the Palazzo with stunning trees each side. The venue is now used by the Carabinieri...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed June 10, 2017

This huge park was quiet & peaceful for picnic or a jog, but there were many homeless or refugees sleeping/camping out there. Another minor drawback was the picturesque palace building was not open to the public- it is used for government or business offices. There...More

Thank TonyD008
Reviewed June 2, 2017

lovely to have a walk around - you'll notice lots of ducks, shaded areas, and locals having lunch. good spot for a little break.

Thank L K
Reviewed May 24, 2017

This "palace" is situated at the beginning of this lovely park. I wandered over to it but couldn't gain access (not sure if one can). But I came away awed that the person(s) who once dwelled here had quite an impressive yard (the park)!

Thank Stan W
Reviewed January 14, 2017

The palace is located inside the Dukal park, 5 minutes walk from the Palazzo Pillota crossing the river. It was built in 16 th century for Ottavio Farnese. Inside is very beautiful from the pictures seen in the books, there is a famous "bird room"....More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed July 20, 2016

In the morning you can go to the gate near the Palazzo and ring the bell. You can get a tour (no guide) in the Palazzo.

1  Thank Adelheid448
Reviewed February 21, 2016

I was not aware that this building was accessible for the public until I read some of the other reviews. I have been in the palace to attend meetings at the European Food Safety Authority, which shares the building with the local carabinieri. The main...More

1  Thank Derek R
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