Palazzo della Pilotta
Built around 1583, during the last years of reign of Duke Ottavio Farnese, it developed around the corridor (Corridore) which connected the keep (Rocchetta, traces of which can be seen next the river Parma) to the Ducal Palace: the latter, begun in 1622 under Duke Ranuccio I, was never completed. the façade on the Piazza della Ghiaia is missing and the annexed Dominican church of St. Peter was demolished only in recent times.
The existing complex includes three courts: the Cortile di San Pietro Martire (now best known as Cortile della Pilotta), Cortile del Guazzatoio (originally della pelota) and the Cortile della Racchetta. The Pilotta was to house a large hall, later turned into the Teatro Farnese, the stables and the grooms' residences, the Academy Hall and other rooms.
Presently the edifice includes:
- National Archaeological Museum
- Scuola d'arte Toschi
- Palatine Library
- Museo Bodoniano (en:Bodoni Museum) 
- Teatro Farnese
- Galleria Nazionale di Parma
- "Bodoni Museum". briar press official website. briar press. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
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