Location

Municipality of Colorno, 12 km from Parma

Opening period

All year round

Description

Colorno Palace has a monumental architectural structure, with over 400 rooms, courts and courtyards. It is surrounded by a wonderful French garden, recently reopened. Duke Ferdinando and Duchess Maria Amalia’s charming apartments can be visited together with theAstronomical Observatory. It is also home to many temporary exhibits and cultural events.

History

It has been inhabited by Sanseverino, Farnese, Borbone and Maria Luigia of Austria. The Ducal apartments, Sala Grande, San Liborio’s neoclassical chapel; with works of famous artists and Serassi organ, used for the yearly Concert Season and the Astronomical Observatory are extremely fascinating.

Source: Associazione dei Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza – Link
Images courtesy of the Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza Photo Archive

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