Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Parma is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Parma a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Parma.
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Piazzale della Pilotta, 15, Parma PR, Italy
08:30 am - 06:30 pm
When you enter the first floor of Palazzo dellaPilotta, you pass through a doorway leading to the baroque style theatre, named Teatro Farnese or Farnese theatre (as popularly known). The extravagant decoration of the theatre reminds the posh lifestyle of the court of the Farnese Dukes. However, the entire theatre was bombard in 1944, leading to its...
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Piazza del Duomo, Parma, 43100, Italy
07:30 am - 07:00 pm
Probably a basilica might have existed on the same site back in 6th century, but was abandoned later on. In 1106, the sight was turned to a cathedral, popularly known as Parma Cathedral. It is perhaps the most important Italian Romanesque cathedral, decorated by Illusionistic fresco by Antonio da Correggio. In the interior of the cathedral, you can...
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Piazza del Duomo, Parma, 43100, Italy
09:00 am - 06:45 pm
Overshadowing the cathedral of Parma, this pink-colored stone baptistery in octagonal shape cannot ignore your attention. Popularly known as Battistero (in Italina), it is situated on the south side of the piazza. Taking a closure look to the baptistery will show that the architectural design has a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic style. Its highli...
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Via Fondazione Magnani Rocca 4 43029 Mamiano of Traversetolo, Parma, 43029
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The foundation was established in 1977 by the will of Luigi Magnani. The main aim behind the establishment of the foundation was to promote art and culture for the growth of civil society. At present, the museum holds a huge collection of artworks made by Luigi Magnani. Apart from Luigi’s work, you can see the works of Gentile da Fabriano, Fi...
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Piazzale della Pilotta, 5, 43121 Parma PR, Italy
08:30 am - 07:00 pm
Between 17th century and 18th century, the famous collection of artworks, precious belongings, paintings and coins of the Farnese family were shifted from Rome to Parma and was first displayed in this museum. At present, the museum holds collection of paintings done by famous painters like Beato Angelico, Canaletto, Leonardo da Vinci, Sebastianodel...
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Piazza della Pilotta, 15, 43100 Parma PR, Italy
08:30 am - 02:00 pm
Behind the Chiesa di San Ludovico, on Via Melloni, Camera di San Paola, an old Benedictine Convent is located. The entrance guides you into 2 single rooms, belonged to the abbess. These two rooms weredecorated with frescoes and later in 1519, the Correggio was completed. Don’t miss out the architectural design of the frescoes as it follows Ro...
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Piazza Steccata 9, off Via Dante near Piazza Garibaldi, Parma, 43100, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
It is a 16th century old church, located near Piazza Garibaldi. The highlighting feature of the church is the dome. According to locals, it is one of the most recognizable domes of Parma. When you visit the church, the large arch of the dome with decorative fresco will definitely grab your attention. This decorative fresco was made by Francesco Mazzola.
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Piazzale San Giovanni, 1, Parma PR, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This monastery was founded in 980AD and is considered as the most important monastic of Parma. It establishment had played a significant role in terms of charity and culture, for the city. Want to know how? The history says, the monastery had established a public pharmacy and a hospital for pilgrimage. However, the structure that you see now follow...
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Palace Reserve Strada G. Garibaldi, 15, 43121, Parma
09:30 am - 04:00 pm
To learn about the history and art of Parma, visit the grand Museo di Glauco Lombardi. History says, the museum was born from the idea and the will of Glauco Lombardi. He was an antique dealer and an Italian journalist. He devoted his entire life to the study of the art of the city and was always concerned about preserving it in a private collectio...
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Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 2, 43100 Parma PR, Italy
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
You can even call it as Governor’s Palace, as it is popularly known throughout Parma. Till date, it is considered as the most prestigious place of modern and contemporary art in Parma. Now, it holds some of the prestigious international exhibitions that are open for public as well. Otherwise, visiting the palace is always not possible.
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Via Melloni, 3a, 43100 Parma PR, Italy
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Also known as the Castle of the Puppets, this museum exhibits puppets, and other props and you cannot give a miss to it. Located in the historical complex of the monastery of St. Paul, the credit for the establishment of such magnificent museum goes to Giordano Ferrari. The museum is of 300 square meters big and has a gallery holding exclusive coll...
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Strada Imbriani - 4 - Parma - PR - 43125
07:30 am - 07:30 pm
History says the original monastery church of Santissima Annuziata was known as Basilica of Paradise. The famous Italian architecture Giovan Battista Fornovo in collaboration with Vignola (architecture) designed the architectural design of the church.
The striking feature of the monastery is the impressive interior, specially the central area that ...
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Strada Cairoli (Palazzo Sanvitale), 43100, Parma, Italy
10:30 am - 01:00 pm
The museum holds exclusive collection of artwork created by Amedeo Bocchi. He is 20th century born Parma artists whose paintings symbolize Gustav Klimt. Here, you get to see all form of artworks of Bocchi, right from pastel work to paintings and sculptures. Every room of the museum has his work ranging from youth to maturity. Apart from his artwork...
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Viale Della Villetta, 29/B, Parma PR, Italy
08:00 am - 05:30 pm
It is a monumental cemetery, built in 1817. The striking feature of the cemetery is its shape, that is, it is in octagonal shape with four minor opposite sides. It is enclosed by 156 arcades with pillars with arches on the top. Take a tour inside the cemetery to see the magnificent interior work of the place.