Palazzo della Pilotta
Palazzo della Pilotta
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  • Vicky Silve
    Abbadia Lariana, Italy672 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A journey through Art and Literature
    At the first sight the Palace looks bare, but its rooms are a trunk containing countless treasures. You will get lost in an ocean of paintings (some even from famous artists!) as well as in the big library, filled with many ancient volumes! The complete visit takes a whole morning. Reduced prices for young people between 18 and 25, and for underage people the entrance is free!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 2, 2023
  • Talia
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pilotta - A must see
    The Palazzo della Pilotta was by far the best place I visited during my stay in Parma. It is just a few minutes walk from La Piazza della Ghiaia. Whether you're visiting with family, friends or solo. I definitely recommend spending some time here. Walk through the buildings breathtaking arches before entering the museum, which only costs €2. See works from artists such as MichealAngelo on the guided walk through the museum of floor to ceiling paintings. It also has very interesting artefacts and ancient pottery. A lot of the art have Italian and English description plaques but not all. Even if you're not visiting the museum the area is surrounded by charming cafes, restaurants and gelato shops. I spent my days lazing around the grass reading and eating gelato by the marble statues. Even if you don't plan on visiting the Pilotta, you'll likely end up finding your way here anyway if you're just walking around.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 25, 2024
  • Ruth N
    Columbia, Maryland90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for adults but not children
    The museum complex is a great choice for adults, but not likely to interest children. The archeology section is focused on the Parma area and has good displays. The very large theater constructed of wood is amazing. You get to see the structure under the seating as well as the stage and seating areas. The art museum is mostly religious art and seems to go on and on with no escape except to walk through the entire museum. Access to the art museum is tucked behind the theater stage. It can be hard to find.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 16, 2024
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emmanuel NC
Switzerland686 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
quite a deception..
The palazzo from the outside is an ugly brick building, and inside is not close to any palace or castle i’ve seen before.

The only noticeable piece worth seeing is the Leonardo da vinci inside the national gallery.

But be ready to be forced to pay a ticket including the palazzo, the national gallery, the farnese theater, the archeological museum… you cant buy single tickets..

Be warn also that they sell the ticket even if some of the things you pay for are closed, and of course they dont tell you.. ( happened to me i wanted to see the archeological museum, and specially the « tabula alimentaria », but discovered once inside that the whole arch. museum was closed!!

what a rip off.

my advice: go visit the « teatro regio di parma » way nicer, the cathedral, and all other nicer places.
Written August 26, 2021
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sosofar
Amsterdam, The Netherlands506 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We visited the building which houses several collections on a hot summer day with two young children. Although we understand that CoronaChecks are required in the current situation, we found the attitude of the persons in charge of access control very formal and bureaucratic.Therefore it took an inordinate amount of time to get clearance. The museum complex is very large and houses a large number of artworks. We were most impressed with the Teatro Farnese and a number of paintings in the National Gallery. There is a lot of Medieval religious art, which will not appeal to everyone. It is a pity that there is not a museum Cafe, where visitors can enjoy a drink and a snack.
Written August 22, 2021
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Marion M
Nyon District, Switzerland583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We only had time to visit the Farnese theatre but it was worth paying the entrance fee just to see this amazing theatre built in Wood and in wonderful condition. Can say nothing about the rest but apparently lots to see!!
Written April 1, 2023
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy672 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
At the first sight the Palace looks bare, but its rooms are a trunk containing countless treasures. You will get lost in an ocean of paintings (some even from famous artists!) as well as in the big library, filled with many ancient volumes! The complete visit takes a whole morning. Reduced prices for young people between 18 and 25, and for underage people the entrance is free!
Written November 2, 2023
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Talia
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The Palazzo della Pilotta was by far the best place I visited during my stay in Parma. It is just a few minutes walk from La Piazza della Ghiaia. Whether you're visiting with family, friends or solo. I definitely recommend spending some time here. Walk through the buildings breathtaking arches before entering the museum, which only costs €2. See works from artists such as MichealAngelo on the guided walk through the museum of floor to ceiling paintings. It also has very interesting artefacts and ancient pottery. A lot of the art have Italian and English description plaques but not all. Even if you're not visiting the museum the area is surrounded by charming cafes, restaurants and gelato shops. I spent my days lazing around the grass reading and eating gelato by the marble statues. Even if you don't plan on visiting the Pilotta, you'll likely end up finding your way here anyway if you're just walking around.
Written March 25, 2024
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Guilherme O
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
The receptionist refused to sell me the ticket for young people even though I’am 25. He looked at my id told me I’m 26 based on the year of birth.
Even after I explained that year of birth is not the same thing as the age he still said that I had to pay the full price for the ticket and that the discount is only until the age of 24 (not what it says on the website).
I don’t know if is because I’m a tourist but I felt a little discriminated.
Written September 13, 2022
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Ruth N
Columbia, MD90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
The museum complex is a great choice for adults, but not likely to interest children. The archeology section is focused on the Parma area and has good displays. The very large theater constructed of wood is amazing. You get to see the structure under the seating as well as the stage and seating areas. The art museum is mostly religious art and seems to go on and on with no escape except to walk through the entire museum. Access to the art museum is tucked behind the theater stage. It can be hard to find.
Written June 16, 2024
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This stunning structure was close to our accommodation so we spent lots of time around. It is absolutely beautiful and dominates the area.

The architecture is relatively simple but extremely beautiful. Space and it was great to have to take a seat, enjoy the shade on taking the beautiful views.
Written June 21, 2022
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Angela R
London, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This was a brilliant place to visit. The museum is far bigger and better than expected. The collection is vast and varied and it was a bonus to see Egyptian artefacts too. The theatre was truly amazing. The detail that has been preserved is outstanding. Such a rarity to see. Great value for money especially for students, almost too musch to see in one visit. I would highly r commend this.
Written August 10, 2019
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Bessie R
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
It was huge and many interesting paintings in this palace. It would be good to have a guide as it will be more interesting to know the story of every painting.
Written June 26, 2019
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