In Short

Parma and its province: city of art, Verdi's places, castles, parks, Apennines, Po.

Parma still looks like a small capital as it has been for several centuries. The feeling can be felt both along its streets and squares, visiting its monuments or by looking into his elegant lifestyle. This derives, in addition to its historic capital of the duchy of the Farnese and Borbone and Maria Luigia of Austria, also from its rich cultural traditions and the great musical tradition of his people. We just shouldn’t forget that we are in the land of Giuseppe Verdi. The town celebrates the famous Master through exhibitions, musical events and theatrical performances, including the Festival Verdi, whose works are represented in the famous Teatro Regio and Teatro Verdi in Busseto.

Parma also stands in the agro-food as much to be called Food Valley. The rich tradition of local products such as its famous salami and prosciutto di Parma, to get to dairy products, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, let became Parma a coveted culinary destination.

But Parma is not only the city, its monuments, its musical and cultural tradition. Parma is also his province, a territory of infinite resources. The surroundings of Parma are rich in art treasures: castles built by noble families of the area between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, as the castle of S. Rossi Second, the Colorno with its extensive gardens, the castle of Fontanellato, the fortress Meli Lupi from Soragna, the Cistercian abbey and castle of Fontevivo and Torrechiara. Tipical and beautiful landscapes surrounds the river Po, the countryside that has inspired with its mists and the character of its inhabitants Bernardo Bertolucci, and Guareschi up to the mountain of the Apennines.

And more, the province of Parma offers places where you can relax and enjoy your time from trekking to riding, excursions by foot or by bicycle or to rest in the spas of Salsomaggiore, Monticelli and Tabiano offering beauty or care treatment.