Palazzo Del Governatore

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Palazzo Del Governatore

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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,088 contributions
Town square with a Garibaldi statute
Sep 2019
Prominent town square in Parma, very busy cross street to the restaurants and bars area, also a meeting point for tour groups. There is a Garibaldi statute here. Not too much different from other town squares in other villages.
Written 21 September 2019
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA18,530 contributions
Very interesting 13th century building in a busy piazza.
Nov 2018
Filling one side of the Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, is the Palazzo del Governatore, which dates back to the 13th century, and has served as a major government building for hundreds of years. The central bell tower, designed by engineer Gian Battista Barattieri was added in 1673, along with the ancient bell known as the "third one", that dates back to 1453. This was replaced with a copy in 1998. In 1760 the Palazzo del Governatore was restored by architect Ennemond Alexandra Petitot, giving it a kind of Neoclassical Baroque style look. Above the clock in 1760 a nitch was created and sculptor Jean-Baptiste Boudard placed a statue of the Crowned Virgin in it. In Victorian Times the Duchess Maria Alleluia in 1829 commissioned painters Lorenzo Ferrari and Luigi Pazzoni to paint large sundials on the face of the tower. Unfortunately, when we tried to visited the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art which is housed inside the building, it was closed. But we did check out the bronze statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi that stands in front of its entrance.

Tip: Take some time to examine the sundials and Longitude markings on the Tower wall
Written 28 August 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
Where the Virgin Mary measures the time.
Jun 2019
The most prominent building on Garibaldi Square is the Palazzo del Gavernatore, built in a Baroque and Neoclassical style. When? It is difficult to say because it was initially located on the other side of the square. This construction happened in the 13th century. Later, in 1606, it was rebuilt after the collapse of the clock tower. Everyone can choose a favorite year. The central yellow plastered bell tower is what draws your attention. In the middle of it is a niche, which has a crowned Virgin Mary, and above her a clock, and around her surprisingly accurate nineteenth-century sundials. It is worth comparing the two devices to see which one is more accurate, then checking your smartwatch to see if this sundial is as clever as it looks.
The building is now home to contemporary and modern art and international exhibitions. The exhibition "La Forma Dell 'Ideologoa" is currently open to visitors. In the grand floor of the building, numerous little shops are waiting for customers.
Written 19 August 2019
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
Sundial
May 2019 • Couples
This building is located on a busy square and the sundial was the most impressive part. Many tours seem to congregate here and the cafes are more touristic than elsewhere.
Written 6 June 2019
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Alan P
Bromley, UK633 contributions
Nice place to soak up the atmosphere
Apr 2019 • Couples
Hired bicycles and took the opportunity on a nice sunny day to people watch and have a bite to eat and drink.
Written 1 June 2019
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Ricardo B
Miami, FL2,968 contributions
A large palace in a busy square
Jun 2018 • Solo
With all the riches of Parma for me this palace is just average in compare with other landmarks. The palace is situated in the busiest part of the city and while the architectural design is ok in my opinion you would not lose anything is you don’t visit it
Written 4 July 2018
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LindaBJFM
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
Catch the sundial
Apr 2018 • Couples
Amazing old sundial on the exterior wall facing Piazza Garibaldi, gives the time pretty accurately, tells where it is noon right now, gives the date and the time of sunrise, all from a sundial.
Written 7 April 2018
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D R
23 contributions
A central square in the city, nothing special but nice enough
Sep 2017 • Family
A central square in the city, nothing special but nice enough, you will probably end up walking past here anyway
Written 16 March 2018
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possoprovare
Rio de Janeiro, RJ517 contributions
A wonderful clock tower in the square
Jan 2018 • Couples
It takes about 15 minutes on foot from Parma station.
It is in the famous square in the statue of Garibaldi.
Written 30 January 2018
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garywalshe2016
Southampton, UK92 contributions
Garibaldi meets Garibaldi
Dec 2017 • Couples
Here at Xmas & the square was beautifully illuminated with a huge Xmas tree with lights in the form of various musical instruments
Written 11 December 2017
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