Hospitale – the future of memory SUSPENDED

Place:Ospedale Vecchio – Crociera


from September 5 to December 8, 2020
from Tuesday to Friday and on Sunday from 10am to 7.30pm
Saturday from 10am to 10pm. 
Closed on Monday.
Last entrance 30 minutes before closing time.


full price € 6,00
concessions € 2,00 (under 18, Parma Card and/or Younger Card holders, Comune di Parma employees, groups of minimum 10 people, employees/associated OCME, EmilBanca, CFT S.PA., LATERLITE S.P.A., Bonatti S.P.A., Gruppo ASCOM Confcommercio Parma, Confesercenti Parma)
free entrance under 5, tour leaders, disabled and carer, accredited press, licensed tourist guides, army, ICOM card holders)



A reservation is mandatory. 
The visit is in groups (max 20 people every 45 minutes)

Box office: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Saturday from 10am to 10pm. Tel. +39 0521218159
Call center: 06 399 67 950 from Monday to Friday from Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm.

Tickets available online:  

On the online purchase and through call center there's a pre-sale fee of € 1,50 every ticket. 

Tickets can be purchased directly at the box office, subject to availability.

For information and reservations for schools and groups call the box office, the call center or email

Ospedale Vecchio, via Massimo D'Azeglio 45, Parma 

The greatest installation of Parma 2020, fruit of the imagination of Studio Azzurro, located in the iconic Old hospital, that has been object of a significant restoration work since 2018 that will turn it into a multimedial permanent museum dedicated to the city memory.

This installation-exhibition narrates the history of the Hospital through a tour in which new technologies feature dynamic contents about textual and photographic archives of the city, to show how this building was created from the waters – canals, mills and floods – to welcome ill people, destitutes, orphans, families in need, pilgrims passing by the via Emilia and the via Francigena. The life and death of the hospital; the work – the doctors, religious staff, nannies, pharmacists and pharmacy; protectors, the foundation, but also the artists, the humanists and the enlighted men who supported the institution. Finally the Oltretorrente neighborhood.

How to get there:

By car
From the motorway A1 Milan-Bologna exit Parma.
Paying car parkings: Toschi, close to the Pilotta palace and Kennedy, close to the Ducal park

By train
Parma Railway station is located on Piazzale Alberto Dalla Chiesa, 10 minutes walk from the city center.
For more information:

By bus
Lines n. 3, 4, 5, 7
Stops: Ospedale Vecchio and Barriera Santa Croce.
For more information:

From the Railway station take Viale Toschi and carry straight on until the bridge Ponte di Mezzo, cross it and walk along Strada Massimo d’Azeglio.
Parma – Crociera dell’Ospedale vecchio
Strada Massimo D’Azeglio, 45 – 43125 Parma