Ancient noble building dating back to the 18th century, the Post Office Building was formerly the dispensary building of the Ducal Chamber and following to important extraordinary maintenance interventions it was turned into public offices in the late 19th century.
The building’s exterior is typical of the neoclassical age in Parma and Piacenza, although the elements of artistic value that probably adorned the piano nobile, stuccoes and frescoes, have been lost. Until December 2016 the estate was used as home to the Justice of the Peace offices. The interior has terracotta tiles floors, plastered and painted walls and ceilings, external wooden frames and double-glazing internal frames (also in the attic). The inner courtyard has a concrete block paving. The palace interior has no elements of artistic value like frescoes or stuccoes, due to modern renovation works.
The property is divided as follows:
The estate has been declared of cultural interest pursuant to article 10 paragraphs 1 and 12 of the Legislative Decree 42/2004 by the then Regional Directorate for Cultural and Landscape Heritage of the region Emilia Romagna, with Decree n. 2653 dated 27/12/2011. The following deliberation n. 3523 dated 03/02/2015 has authorized the sale of the property pursuant to article 55 paragraph 3 of the Legislative Decree n.42/2004 as amended.
The building stands in a context of historical, architectural and urban importance, east of the 17th -century Ursuline complex, south of the 17th-century oratory of St. Christopher and at short distance from the Jesuit complex, consisting of the Church of St. Peter and the public library. The estate is at walk distance from the main public offices and facilities and from the parking areas of Piazza della Cittadella, a square that has been subject to important urban requalification: the former Chiesa del Carmine, a deconsecrated church, has been converted into a multipurpose center; the building destined to market hall is being demolished and replaced by a lighter structure, more suitable for the neighboring building fabric; new green areas and parking lots have been established. The estate is at ten minutes’ distance from the railway station and can be easily reached by public transport.