We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ducal Palace

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Impressive and Imposing

This "palace" is situated at the beginning of this lovely park. I wandered over to it but couldn't... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Stan W
,
Budapest, Hungary
This is where Napoleon's wife lived

history is full of interesting stories that most of us have never heard of: we know everything... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
albertobY6278NR
,
Parma, Italy
Read all 114 reviews
55
All photos (55)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
7 Aug 2018
“This is where Napoleon's wife lived”
24 Mar 2018
“It cannot be visited”
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
16°
Oct
Nov
-1°
Dec
Contact
Viale Piacenza | Parco Ducale, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 282868
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Parma
from US$78.30
More Info
from US$99.40
More Info
from US$54.56
More Info
from US$85.30
More Info
Reviews (114)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveller rating
6
3
3
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
6
3
3
2
1
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2018

history is full of interesting stories that most of us have never heard of: we know everything about Napoleon's life, basically to the point of how many times he used to go to the bathroom every day, but most of us miss one of the...More

Thank albertobY6278NR
Reviewed 24 March 2018

It's so disappointing to go to the Dukes' Palace and find out that it is occupied by the Carabinieri and that, therefore, it cannot be visited! Move the carabinieri to the Grand Hotel but allow tourists to see this building...

Thank Aldo P
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Unfortunately today the Palazzo is the home of the carabineri, so you can't visit it. It is in a very nice surrounding, the park is beautiful.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 15 September 2017

When we went into the park we found the Palazzo Ducale del Giardino - it is a stunning place in a beautiful park. It has wide pathways going down to the Palazzo with stunning trees each side. The venue is now used by the Carabinieri...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This huge park was quiet & peaceful for picnic or a jog, but there were many homeless or refugees sleeping/camping out there. Another minor drawback was the picturesque palace building was not open to the public- it is used for government or business offices. There...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

lovely to have a walk around - you'll notice lots of ducks, shaded areas, and locals having lunch. good spot for a little break.

Thank L K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This "palace" is situated at the beginning of this lovely park. I wandered over to it but couldn't gain access (not sure if one can). But I came away awed that the person(s) who once dwelled here had quite an impressive yard (the park)!

Thank Stan W
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The palace is located inside the Dukal park, 5 minutes walk from the Palazzo Pillota crossing the river. It was built in 16 th century for Ottavio Farnese. Inside is very beautiful from the pictures seen in the books, there is a famous "bird room"....More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 21 July 2016

In the morning you can go to the gate near the Palazzo and ring the bell. You can get a tour (no guide) in the Palazzo.

1  Thank Adelheid448
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I was not aware that this building was accessible for the public until I read some of the other reviews. I have been in the palace to attend meetings at the European Food Safety Authority, which shares the building with the local carabinieri. The main...More

1  Thank Derek R
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 49 nearby hotels
Residence Parmigianino
16 reviews
.16 km away
Hotel Daniel
175 reviews
.30 km away
Verdi Hotel
121 reviews
.36 km away
Hotel Violetta
44 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 744 nearby restaurants
Ristorante Cocchi
1,050 reviews
.31 km away
Tenji Kaiten Restaurant
327 reviews
.32 km away
Ristorante Pizzeria Luna Blu
390 reviews
.32 km away
Ristorante Santa Croce
138 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 232 nearby attractions
Teatro Farnese
1,873 reviews
1.26 km away
National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale)
444 reviews
1.25 km away
Casa natale di Arturo Toscanini
104 reviews
1.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ducal Palace staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines