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Pilotta monumental complex

Piazzale della Pilotta, 15 Parma, Emilia-Romagna

<p>The Palazzo della Pilotta is a monumental complex, originally conceived as a container for the services of the Farnese court, capable of integrating the system of ducal residences. It probably began around 1583, during the last years of the dukedom of Ottavio Farnese (1547-1586), based on a project by Francesco Paciotto from Urbino. The long orthogonally arranged corridors delimit a real &quot;citadel&quot; equipped with a system of internal courtyards with rustic brick walls, intended to contain warehouses, stables, barracks, as well as a grandiose armory later transformed into a court theater. The complex derives its name from the noble game of &quot;pelota&quot; which was played in the courtyards on special occasions for representation. During the dukedom of Don Filippo di Borbone (1748-1765), the Pilotta housed the Academy of Fine Arts with its artistic collection, from which the National Gallery, the Palatine Library, the Archaeological Museum and the Bodoniano Museum will later originate . Separated after the unification of Italy, these cultural institutes have found their unity since 2016, giving life to a unique monumental complex which, in the historic center of Parma, welcomes citizens and tourists with the richness and variety of its collections.</p><p> The Monumental Complex of the Pilotta is open from Tuesday to Sunday, with the weekly closing on Monday.</p><p> The service is open to the public from 10.30 to 18.30 (last admission at 17.45).</p><p> The rates of the entrance tickets for access to the visit itinerary of the Monumental Complex of the Pilotta are as follows:</p><p> Full price €12.00</p><p> Reduced groups € 10.00 (maximum 30 people plus the external qualified guide)</p><p> Reduced from 18 to 25 years € 2.00</p><p> Entire Bodonian Museum: €4</p><p> Integrated visit to the Bodonian Museum and the Pilotta Complex full price €14 (€2 + €12)</p><p> Integrated visit to the Bodoniano Museum and the Pilotta complex reduced rate for groups €12 (€2 + €10)</p><p> Integrated visit to the Bodoniano Museum and the Pilotta Complex reduced rate for young people aged 18-25 €4 (€2 + €2)</p><p> Free for under 18s Free for members of the Amici della Pilotta association</p>

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