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National gallery

Piazza della Pilotta - 9/A - Parma - PR - 43121
Phone: +39 0521233309 Fax: +39 0521206336

from Tuesday to Saturday from 8.30am to 7.00pm (last entrance at 6.30pm); on Sunday open from 1.00pm to 7.00pm (last entrance 6.30pm). Closed on Monday.
For the opening times on festivities please check directly with the Gallery.

From December 24 to January 6: Farnese Theatre, Archeolofgical Museum and National Gallery open from Tuesday to Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm. Closed on: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1st.
Sunday January 6, first Sunday of the month, open 11.00am-5.00pm with free entrance.


unique ticket Gallery, Farnese Theatre and National archaeological museum 10,00 euros; from 18 to 25 years old 5,00 euros; groups euros 8,00; free entrance for disabled people and carers, under 18 and schools.
Free entrance the first Sunday every month.

For groups it is possible to visit only the Farnese Theatre just on Sunday morning at euros 5,00, reserving not later than the Thursday before, writing to

it is necessary that a part of the Gallery is closed, it is possible to visit all of the Gallery with guided tour at 11.00am and 5.00pm.


The National Gallery is located on the second floor of the Pilotta Palace. Started by the Dukes of Parma, Don Philip and Don Ferdinand of Bourbon, it was subsequently enriched by the acquisitions made by Marie Louise of Austria, thereby originating the important collections of the picture gallery. The collections currently include works from the 13th to the 19th centuries, by several schools and masters. Works by the Emilian school of the 15th and 16th centuries are particularly important (Correggio, Parmigianino, Cristoforo Caselli, Alessandro Araldi); the Italian Mannerist school (Bronzino, Domenichino, Tintoretto); the Emilian and Flemish schools of painting from 15th to  17th centuries (Annibale and Lodovico Carracci, Schedoni, Lanfranco); the Emilian school of painting of the 17th and 18th century (Guercino, Cignani, G. M. Crespi); Neapolitan 18th century painting; Venetian 18th century painting (Tiepolo, Pittoni, Canaletto, Bellotto); French 18th century painting; Parmesan painters of the 19th century (Borghesi, Carmignani, Boccaccio, Barilli).Among the most noticeable pictures in the Gallery are  the Head of a Young Girl, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci,  the Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam by Hans Holbein the Younger and the Madonna della scodella and Madonna di San Girolamo by Correggio.

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