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Nature and environment

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Parma can really boast about its variety of green spaces, witnessing the love for nature and environment of its citizens.

Designed by Mario Botta and located right in the heart of the historical centre, Piazzale della Pace is a great place to sit and soak up the sun.
A must for garden lovers, the Botanical Garden grows water plants, roses and bonsais in its 11.000 square metres.

You can experience magnificent historical parks such as the Ducal park, displaying centuries old trees along its avenues, the Cittadella, a former fortress now particularly good for entertaining children or the park surrounding the Reggia of Colorno, commissioned by Francesco Farnese at the beginning of 18th century.

Across the town, a wide range of open spaces provide hours and hours of entertainment for little ones and some peace for parents with play areas, health trails and zones dedicated to dogs.
Greenways are three itineraries to walk guided by an mp3 reader, that allow residents and visitors to discover these places and many more, strolling in total relax through nature.

Ten huge parks and protected areas, hosting educational activities and guided tours for schools and groups, can be found in the province of Parma: among them the Parco dei Cento Laghi, the Parco Boschi di Carrega and the Oasis of Mount Fuso.