Unique experiences in Parma and surroundings.
Mother of Benedetto Antelami and Salimbene, Parmigianino and Correggio, Giuseppe Verdi, Proust and Stendhal, Parma has walked through the centuries without ever losing its identity.
A city with a medieval vocation, refined by Maria Luigia of Austria, Parma is enclosed between the avenues of lime trees surrounding the continuous intersection of small street, just interrupted by The Via Emilia, on which stands its famous Piazza Garibaldi.
“Petit Paris” in the evening and kingdom of bicycles in the day, Parma is the city of music, of beautiful women and good living, of food and wine: Parma is a city to live, taste, discover little by little…
Teatro Regio, kingdom of the opera, the magnificent Teatro Farnese (inside the Monumental Complex of Pilotta, like the National Gallery), Duomo, Baptistery, Abbey of San Giovanni and the majestic vault of the Camera di San Paolo (with frescoes by Correggio, Parmigianino and Benedetto Antelami), the University, built before the year 1000 … and this is just the beginning of all you can discover in our city …
Crossing the avenues that smell of blooming lime trees, walking slowly in the noble Parco Ducale or among the bridges of Lungoparma, getting lost in the little streets illuminated by elegant boutiques or simply sitting in a cafe in Piazza Garibaldi or Strada Farini, you can savor the authentic spirit of Parma, the “Petit Paris” which, has conquered the heart of the Duchess Maria Luigia of Austria.
Discover the real essence of Parma “UNESCO creative city for gastronomy”, through the most characteristic restaurants or by visiting the places of production of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello, in the beating heart of the Food Valley.
32 strongholds divided between castles, fortresses, frescoed and furnished manors, attract every year, in the ancient Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, over 500,000 visitors from all over the world..
Designed by Franco Maria Ricci, it is the largest bamboo maze in the world. The Labyrinth is located within a 7-hectare cultural park which hosts temporary exhibitions, conferences, presentations, events and concerts.
In the Bassa, on the lands bathed by the Po river, you can visit the places where Giuseppe Verdi was born, lived and composed: the birthplace, Villa of Sant'Agata, Casa Barezzi, Giuseppe Vedi museum. While passing the wonderful Parma hills and continuing towards the Apennines, among beech woods, pastures, streams and meadows, here you can immerse yourself in an environment that is still intact, where for centuries nature has been combined with human life.
A real "shopping village" with 120 luxury boutiques of the most important brands, restaurants and bars 20 km from Parma.
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