Baptistery of Parma - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Piazza Duomo, 43121 Parma PR, Italy
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About Baptistery of Parma
The baptistery of Parma is a Catholic place of worship for the baptismal rite, located in Piazza Duomo, next to the cathedral, in Parma, in the province and diocese of Parma; it is considered as the junction point between Romanesque and Gothic architecture. It was commissioned to Benedetto Antelami, who began its decoration in 1196. was commissioned to Benedetto Antelami, who began its decoration in 1196.
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The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, consecrated in 1106, is the most important Catholic place of worship in Parma, the mother church of the diocese of the same name. It stands in Piazza Duomo, next to the Baptistery and the Bishop's Palace. Externally it is in Romanesque style, with a gabled façade, also typical of the churches of other cities in the north of Italy. Internally the Romanesque structure has remained, even if most of the interiors are due to subsequent Renaissance interventions.
The Teatro Regio di Parma is the opera house of the city of Parma and considered one of the most important traditional theaters in Italy. Although it is less known internationally than the Scala in Milan and the Fenice in Venice, it is considered by opera enthusiasts to be one of the houses par excellence of the great Italian opera tradition.
The Palazzo Della Pilotta, also called simply la Pilotta, is a vast complex of buildings located in the historic center of Parma, located between Piazzale della Pace and the Lungoparma. The name derives from the game of Basque pelota, played by Spanish soldiers in the courtyard of the Guazzatoio, originally called the pelota. It currently houses the National Archaeological Museum, the National Gallery, the Palatine Library, and the Bodonian Museum. In 2016, the complex attracted 89,478 visitors
The National Gallery of Parma is located in Piazza Della Pilotta 6 in Parma, inside the Palazzo Della Pilotta. The museum exhibits, among others, works by Beato Angelico , Canaletto, Guercino, Leonardo da Vinci, Parmigianino, Tintoretto, Correggio, Sebastiano del Piombo. The Parma collection began in the Renaissance by the Farnese family; in 1734 Charles of Bourbon had the rich collection transferred to Naples.
The Sanvitale fortress, also known as the castle of Fontanellato, is a manor old medieval entirely surrounded by a moat filled with water, which is in Piazza Matteotti 1 in Fontanellato, in the province of Parma; inside there is the Saletta of Diana and Actaeon, known for the frescoes mannerists of Parmigianino. The castle, entirely surrounded by a moat fed by spring water, develops on a square plan around a central courtyard, with four corner towers, three of which are cylindrical.
The Labirinto della Masone is a cultural park built near Fontanellato, in the province of Parma. It covers seven hectares and includes a labyrinth made up of bamboo of different species and spaces that house the art collection of Franco Maria Ricci and his publishing house, temporary exhibitions, conferences and presentations, concerts, a restaurant, a café, and a deli. The museum is part of the Association of Castles of the Duchy of Parma, Piacenza, and Pontremoli.
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