Parco Ducale, open to the public, contains 3.2 km (2 mi) of tree-lined avenues. Ottavio Farnese gave the mandate in 1561 to architect Giovanni Boscoli to begin construction on a family residence. Subsequent rulers expanded the green space and gave the people of the city access. Joggers often exercise here. Bring picnic food and a blanket to relax in the shade. Services such as toilets or restaurants may not be available. Plan your visit to Parco Ducale and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Parma trip planner.
Parco Ducale reviews
A park with an history, used to be in bad shape, accessible to cars, now is pleasent and quite. At the entrance, on the right, the ancient Palazzo Ducale, now a police station. At the end, a big... more »
Just lovely. A stroll through this park at any time of year is an utter joy. It is beautifully designed and maintained, with broad walkways that children can run or ride their bikes on. Good place.... more »
Peaceful, tree-lined promenades, beautiful pond full of wildlife. An enjoyable place to walk. Includes children's playground. Very close to city center.
The gardens sorrounding the place are great for walking and ejoying the peace and quite of the area
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