Parma is famous for its art, architecture, cheese and ham.
Just about everyone has heard of Parmigiano Reggianocheese and 
Prosciutto di Parma
, but few tourists come to Parma to appreciate
it's considerable charms.

Parma is an elegant city with a compact historic area.

Parma is in the Emilia Romagna Region of northern Italy between
the Po River and the Appennine Mountains.Parma is south of Milan
and north of Florence.


In 2004 Parma was appointed the seat of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Parma has excellent pasta dishes and is home to the Barilla pasta factory. 
Parma has very good food markets and many excellent restaurants. 
Parma's center has several wine bars, too. Parma holds a large
biennial food fair calledCibus in early May, close to Eurhotel.


Eurhotel, is the ideal place for those of you who want to visit the Italian
capital of music: this is where Giuseppe Verdi was born, making it very
famous all around the world.

Other places to see in Parma

Parma's Cathedral is a great example of Romanesque architecture.
The Cathedral was completed in the 12th century and has an
octagonal dome unusual for that time period. Lions guard the porch
and a gilt copper angel tops the bell tower. Inside are important
frescoes and sculptures.

Parma's 12th century Baptistery is considered to be one of the
most interesting buildings in Italy, dating from the 12th century,
is built of pink marble in an octagonal shape. Construction began
in 1196 and was completed in 1307. The low part is decorated with bas-relief sculptures and the doors are all elaborately decorated. Inside are sculptures depicting the months, seasons, and Zodiac signs.

The Diocesan Museum displays items from the middle Ages.

The Stuard Gallery, housed in an old Monastery, displays artwork
from the 14th to 20th centuries.

You'll see many people in the huge Piazza della Pace, peace square,
in front of the Palazzo della Pilotta housing the Farnese Theatre.

The Palazzo del Govenatore, Governor's Palace, in Piazza Garibaldi,
has a beautiful facade that dates from 1760.
The bell tower has a fascinating astronomical clock.

The Ducal Park, dating to the 16th century, is a nice place for a stroll
and a visit to the Ducal Palace with it's outstanding frescoes.

Parma has a number of cultural events including theatremusic, and opera.