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Discover 35 places to see in Parma

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Abbazia di San Giovanni Evangelista

Great Benedictine monastery. Its reconstruction in its present form began in 1490 and ends towards the 1519.
Adjacent to the Church, the monastery revolves around three cloisters: the first courtyard has an ionic Colonnade, the second contains some decorations by Correggio and the third, called chiostro di San Benedetto, frescoes of early ' 500. In large monastic complex there are also the four rooms of the ancient Spezieria,


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Antica Spezieria di San Giovanni Evangelista

The first account of the existence of a pharmacy in the Abbey of San Giovanni Evangelista in Parma dates back to 1201, but its foundation could be even earlier, since the monastery was founded in 980 AD. It is likely, that at first it was only used as a Pharmacy Service to the Benedictines and that only later became a public pharmacy service. The current interior dates from the late sixteenth century and the beginning of the next century, whilst the layout of the premises underwent radical changes in 1766 when the Benedictines had to secularize the pharmacy to avoid its permanent closu


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Baptistery

Large octagonal building intended for the baptismal rite, is located next to the Bell Tower of the Cathedral on the same square. It was designed by Benedetto Antelami in a style that marks the transition from Romanesque to Gothic. The exterior is covered entirely in pink Verona marble.
The Interior consists of 16 arches that make up of niches containing frescoes and paintings dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries; the remarkable umbrella dome ceiling is painted with figures of Saints.


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Palatine Library

The Palatine Library in Parma has important old manuscripts and funds to print and mainly address humanist historian. It collects and retains editorial production national and local Italian-for the latter through the compulsory deposit of printed-and acquires publications documenting the developments of foreign culture, taking into account the specificity of its collections and the requirements of users. The library is intended to carry out study and research and to those who can not find in other libraries the works.


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St Paul Chamber

The journey around the museum of the “Camera of San Paolo” you come across the private apartment of the Abbess, Giovanna da Piacenza, located in the ancient Benedictine monastery of St. Paul, which at the beginning of the sixteenth century was one of the most important cultural centers of the city. After passing through a few areas, one arrives at the almost perfect symmetrical room whose ceiling was painted in 1514 by Alessandro Parma using rich ornamentation and grotesque painted candelabras, in which are included both sacred scenes and profane images. The room which was painted by A


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Puppet Castle-Museum "g. Ferraris"

Located within the ancient complex of São Paulo, the Museum is among the most important in Italy for number of exhibits and historical and artistic value. Dedicated to Giordano Ferrari (1905-1987), puppeteer and collector of Parma, consists of more than 500 pieces including marionettes, puppets, puppets, stage sets, props, photographs, posters and scripts which together give life to a curious and stimulating Museum. The exhibition is divided into two routes: one of the puppets and the puppet master. In the first case the puppets were divided on the basis of several theatre companies and arrang


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St. Catherine's cell

On the edge of the garden of the former convent of the Benedictine nuns of San Paolo, is the Cell of Saint Catherine, a small room whose two walls are decorated with frescoes by Alessandro Araldi (approx 1460 - 1528), one of the most active teachers in Parma at the turn of the fifteenth and sixteenth century, before Correggio became famous, and representing two scenes from the Life of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, namely, the "dispute of Catherine before the Emperor Massimino" and "St. Catherine and St. Jerome." in 1514. The style of Araldi seems to be in contrast with the particular


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Borsari collection 1870-the first Italian Museum of perfumery

The Museum is unique in its kind. The collection, which includes work tools, equipment for distillation of wood and materials concerning preparations and the study of their image, the activity of the company from 1870, the year Borsari Foundation until the mid 1900. The collection, housed in the building built in the 30 's as home of the back offices of Borsari traces the history of the company that got its name from its founder , Lodovico. Since the end of the 19th century, when it was started the industrial production of fragrances (remember the "Violetta di Parma" inspired by Marie Louise,


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