Picturesque Parma Packs a flavourful Punch
Picture elegant cobblestone streets and piazzas full of well-dressed locals eating and drinking at a café or deli filled with delicious delicacies. Parma, most famous for its Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma Ham prosciutto (see the tours), also provides nourishment for admirers of architectural pleasures.
It’s easy to explore the historic city centre on foot or by bike. Romanesque churches to admire include the 12th-century Cathedral and Baptistery of Parma, and the neoclassical San Pietro church in central Garibaldi Square.
The 16th-century complex of Palazzo della Pilotta houses the National Gallery and the Baroque-style Teatro Farnese. Museo Lombardi holds important artworks and documents.
A thrilling and unique spectacle is to watch an Italian opera written by Parma’s favourite son, Giuseppe Verdi, at the acclaimed Teatro Regio. The Festival Verdi is held annually in October to celebrate his achievements.
Whether it is a romantic getaway in the City of Love, business jaunt or city trip, this FWT link has a hotel for you in picturesque Parma.
Parma Hotels list
Parma is a beautiful city, the culture, the museums and library, the park is a great walk, can’t say enough. Right when we got off the train from Miliano, we felt like we had slowed down an extra 20 kph, love this little place don’t miss the market on Saturdays morning. We did a great food tour which we highly recommend.
Very beautiful areas throughout the city centre, with a visit to ennio tardini a must for any true football fan. Many places serving fresh food all over the city, from sushi, to local cuisine.
Very beautiful areas throughout the city centre, with a visit to ennio tardini a must for any true football fan. Many places serving fresh food all over the city, from sushi, to fresh italian cuisine. Taxis can be expensive but handy if you just want to get from a to b quickly. Trains depart fairly regularly, and buse…
Wonderful and interesting
Parma is a wonderful city for both monuments (Cathedral, Baptistery) for the kitchen (salami, ravioli, cheese, etc.), The castles of the neighboring countries. It ‘a very hospitable and peaceful city
Architecture, exhibitions etc all very interesting. Churches contain amazing Frescos and the Baptistry is truly awesome. We actually went to watch a Rugby match but fell in love with Parma and its friendliness and beauty.
Elegant and cultural city – good cuisine!
Very nice ambiance in the city of Parma – elegant location. Great visits to Teatro Regio – magnificent sight and nice relaxed short tour inside, Duomo, very friendly rugby club, Zebre Rugby, made us welcome for the match visit, Teatro Farnese wooden theatre, Baptistry very impressive. Trattoria del Tribunale was excel…