Parma – a visit to the Palazzo della Pilotta national gallery

The Palazzo della Pilotta is a huge brick palace overlooking the river in the centre of Parma. This Rennaisance monster (built between 1580 and 1611) was once the ducal palace of the ruling Farnese family but is now an important national art gallery and museum complex. The National Archaelogical Museum was closed to visitors when I went during the Covid period in November 2020 but I did get to see the impressive Palatine Library and Farnese Theatre and several rooms of the Parma National Gallery.

Here are some of the things that caught my eye, both modern and old. Click on the gallery to get an expanded view.

My blurry video of the Farnese Theatre here.

Stile Liberty architecture next!

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