The adornaments of the table. European 18th century porcelain of the Parma Dukes

Place:Reggia Colorno


from April 18 to June 28, 2020
from Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm (last entrance 1 hour before closing time); Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10am to 7pm (last entrance 1 hour before closing time)
Special opening:
April 24, 2020 from 10am to 7pm 
May 1, 2020 from 10am to 7pm  
June 2, 2020 from 10am to 7pm 
June 12, 2020 from 10am to 7pm 


Full price € 8,00 
7 - 18 years old, University students with card, over 65, Castelli del Ducato di Parma, Piacenza e Pontremoli passport holders, FAI members, Touring Club members + 1, Club IREN, convenzione INCHotels € 7,00 
Groups of minimum 15 people with a mandatory reservation and schools (minimum 15 maximum 25 students with two guardians free) € 6,00 Free under 6, disabled with carer
Family ticket: € 15,00 for 2 adults + 1 kid under 14; € 20,00 for 2 adults + 2 kids under 14; € 25,00 for 2 adults + 3 kids under 12
Possibility of buying a ticket for the exhibition and a guided tour to the appartment of Duca Ferdinando and the Chapel ducale di San Liborio


For information:
Reggia di Colorno, tel. +39 0521312545  

The exhibition is a journey in the history of taste and decorative richness of the 18th century at the european courts, that was a real identity of a social status and later became a diffusion of taste and fashion. The porcelain was at first used to make refined vases and statues, but it soon found its natural purpose on the table, together with a real reform that was taking place in the kitchen. On a noble table, luxury was no more displayed through monumental food dishes, but in the recipents in which they’re contained.

The itinerary focuses on how the court of Parma endorsed this kind of taste between the 18th and 19th centuries from the French models; decorative richness and a desire of showing off were the main criteria for the table decorations all over Europe.