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Palazzo della Pilotta (Palace of Pelota)
Piazzale della Pilotta, 15, 43100 Parma Driving directions
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8.30am-7pm, Sun 1pm-7pm - closed Mon

Description

Once, pelota was played in the courtyards of this austere palace built under the orders of the Farnese between 1583 and 1622. Today the building houses the archaeological museum and the National Gallery, the Palatine library, the Farnese theatre and the Museo Bodoniano, named after Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813), the printer who made Parma the capital of the printing industry in the 18C.

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