Things to Do in Parma with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Parma, Italy

Things to Do in Parma with Kids

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  • Italy1st
    23 contributions
    The ticket cost is $12 Euro but also includes entry to the National Gallery, Palatine Library and the Archaeology Museum.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Spectacle64
    Yorkshire, UK435 contributions
    Walked out of the Baptistry and into the Cathedral. Must admit I preferred the Cathedral. Very impressive...
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • Evi
    Wassenaar, The Netherlands507 contributions
    This former palace houses several museums and although the building was being renovated during our visit, we were able to see the most part of its beautiful collection. There were unexpected gems to admire and we definitely recommend a visit!
    Written 19 July 2020
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  • Prico4
    Spring, TX70 contributions
    Our hostess was knowledgeable and totally amazing!! She explained the process well and allowed questions and comments. She was truly exceptional in her abilities to conduct a group and make everyone feel welcome. The cheese was incredible and we purchased quite a bit. The only thing they could add was the ability to ship more of this delicious cheese.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,988 contributions
    We planned an easy day trip to Parma from Bologna (under an hour by train). The park is not a must-see like the Cathedral or Baptistery but we enjoyed strolling through it and if you are doing a full day trip, I'd recommend including it in the itinerary.
    It’s easy to get to & entry is free. From the Pilotta Palace, cross the river and you’ll see the big black iron entrance gates in front of you.
    The paths are wide, flat and even - easy for pushchairs and a very good space for small children to run around in.

    Features include:
    • A man-made lake with a small island in the middle and a mystery sculpture the Fontana del Trianon, made more mysterious by the fact that it is overgrown and partially hidden. Very picturesque.
    • Turtles and fish – the lake is absolutely teeming with them. Some of the fish were the size of my arm and actually leap out of the water
    • The Duke’s Palace - a pretty creamy coloured palazzo which was once home to Napoleon’s second wife, Marie Louise who left her home of Vienna to marry him when she was just 18. The only downside is that you can’t go inside because it is now used as offices and apartments for the Carabinieri but you can wander right up to it.
    • Long avenues of shady trees, which were first planted in the mid 1500s and are very pleasant in heat of summer
    Written 1 January 2020
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  • lovenewplaces
    Michigan81 contributions
    We find puppet museums to be highly entertaining and try to visit them wherever we find ourselves. This is a nice little collection in an interesting spot, and it's Free!
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • 545medva
    Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
    There is nothing remained form the citadel, but you can walk around, if you have want to make gymnastics theres is an outdoor place for it.
    Written 5 November 2017
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  • Michael B
    Bellflower, CA22,810 contributions
    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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  • N Van Riper
    San Francisco, CA14 contributions
    It's fine. It's a good meeting place. On a huge piazza with plenty of bike parking and lots of lively people.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Louly
    50 contributions
    Nice little museum with some interesting objects; I found the collection about the Kayapo people particularly interesting.
    Very small museum but nice to pass half an hour or so
    Written 17 January 2020
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  • Ohio_voyageur
    Cincinnati, Ohio147 contributions
    It’s an excellent collection of ancient and medieval artifacts that clearly illuminate the origins and history of the city
    Written 29 April 2019
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  • Brian M
    Oxford, UK558 contributions
    This is a museum devoted to audio instruments. You will original phonographs to the latest ipods. For people of a certain age, the place will trigger fond memories of transitor radios and in the case of people from the UK, listening to Radio Luxemburg and later Radio Caroline.
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • 545medva
    Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
    This olda pharmacy is from the 13. century. You should check the visiting times and when you get in you will be surprised - it is very interesting, four small rooms, but worth to visit.
    Written 5 November 2017
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  • Ricardo B
    Miami, FL2,968 contributions
    This amazing cultural centre dedicated to audio visual arts from the Parma University is absolutely great and it is hosted in a beautiful old abbey converted into a hotel and this great centre. I was lucky to visit the exhibition and to hear a great concert inside the Abbey (great acoustics) and for anyone interested in arts and architecture it is a must
    Written 3 July 2018
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  • Bettina D
    Parma, Italy10 contributions
    Has some restaurants, cinema, and some stores (H&M, carpisa, feltrinelli) - very nice but expected more.
    Written 8 April 2016
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