Strada Garibaldi, 15 - 43121 - Parma (PR)
Phone: +39 0521233727
from Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4pm, on Sunday and festivities from 9.30am to 7pm. On Sunday in July and August from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Closed on Monday and on 1 January, 1 May, 15 August, 1 November and 25 December.
full price euros 5,00; kids between 15 and 17, groups of more than 20 people and over 65 euros 3,00; free entrance for kids under 14, guides and teachers with classes. Available guided tours by pre-booking.
the Palace of Reserves, by Ennemond Petitot, has housed the Glauco Lombardi Museum since 1961. The museum hosts and preserves a rich artistic and historical documentation on the Duchy of Parma from the second half of the 18th century to the Unity of Italy, particularly on the reign of Marie Louise of Austria. Seven halls house a collection of works of art, pieces of furniture, diaries, garments, jewels, documents and Bourbon curiosities.
Among the items that used to belong to Marie Louise is her wedding dowry, designed in 1810 by Prud’hon and given to the Duchess by her husband Napoleon as well as her embroidery basket.
The collection also boasts water-colours by Naudin, engravings by P. Toschi and B. Bossi, a collection of 18th century Parmesan and French paintings and watercolors painted by the Duchess.