Parma, Emilia-Romagna

The university city of Parma is one of Northern Italy’s must-see cities thanks to its culinary traditions, history, art and amazing architectural wonders.

Bella Italia? Then Parma of course!

Savour delicious food, embark on a discovery of art and culture, indulge in La Dolce Vita... this is Parma!

The province of Parma whose capital is also called ‘Parma’ has made a name for itself in particular with its ham specialties such as prosciutto di Parma and culatello as well as with the hard cheese Parmigiano–Reggiano. Parma is not just a real ‘treat’ when it comes to its food – it also offers an abundance of sights!
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Impressive sacred buildings, medieval fortresses and lush green landscapes

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Tips and info for your stay in Parma

Italy’s capital of culture

A title that Parma more than lives up to!

The old town of Parma is dominated by over a dozen churches. Magnificent works of architecture, including the Pisa Cathedral, the Baptistery of Saint John and the Basilica of San Vitale. Further highlights include the Teatro Regio opera house, the birthplace of Arturo Toscanini and the tradition-steeped University of Parma which was established in 1117. Apart from all these treasures of art and architecture, unique natural landscapes, including numerous natural lakes and national parks, await you in the province of Parma.

Shopping in Parma

Every shopping fan’s dream!

The old town of Parma is the spot to be if you love shopping for Italian fashion and delicacies. Via Garibaldi, Strada delle Repubblica, Via Mazzini and Via Massimo D’Azeglio are the main shopping streets, where you will find exclusive styles, leather goods and designer shoes. Your shopping list just wouldn’t be complete without a stop-off to try some ham and cheese specialities – and Italian wine, of course! Insider tip for admirers of antiques: an antique market takes place every Thursday on Strada d’Azeglio, where you can score rare high-quality finds.

It’s like paradise!

Dive in and soak it up...

Everybody knows prosciutto di Parma: it’s not just one of the most popular ham specialities in Parma, but also across all of Italy. The same goes for Parmigiano–Reggiano, Italy’s most popular hard cheese, that tantalises the palate with its full-flavoured, aromatic taste and versatility. Many other specialties such as porcini mushrooms from Albereto and Borgotaro, Pane di montagna (mountain bread), Culatello di Zibello (the king of salami), etc., are also native to Parma. Foodies will be amazed over and over again!

The liveable city of Parma

Celebrate in true Italian fashion

The calendar of events and holidays, which is just as diverse as the culture and cuisine of Parma, features first-class concerts, storytelling events and gourmet festivals. The annual Festival del Prosciutto di Parma that’s held in September is especially noteworthy. A myriad of different ham specialities from Parma captivate gourmands from all over the world. An exciting weekend with lots of variety is guaranteed by an interesting programme of supporting events, including various tasting sessions, concerts and exhibitions.

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for your stay in Parma

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