The new face of the small capital

  • Ducal Palace

Modern and ancient styles merge in pleasant harmony in Parma.

Walking along its streets, that are peppered with outstanding art-historical sites, tourists will have the opportunity to admire both ancient monuments and contemporary artworks, that coexist in the heart of the elegant city centre. 

The ancient Palazzo Pilotta, that is surrounded by Maria Luigia's plane-trees, boasts sweeping views of Piazzale della Pace, that revives through the amazing project by Mario Botta: A flourishing garden embellished by both natural elements and architectural patterns that tell the story of the square. 

Not to be missed are the outstanding arrangements of the National Gallery, that was designed by the local architect Guido Canali. Located a very short distance from the city centre, the Auditorium dedicated to Niccolò Paganini is the result of an extraordinary requalification project of a former industrial area, and was designed by the acclaimed architect Renzo Piano.


AC Staff
AC Staff

The texts are taken from the guide Art Cities in Emilia Romagna


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