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Parma

The ancient city of Parma was founded before our era. Typical of this city are the cheeses and cured meats: Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma are known throughout the world. Thus, if you pass through Parma, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy these delicacies on the spot!

Parma is connected to other Italian cities by train; it takes about two hours from La Spezia. However, if you are traveling by car it will take only about an hour.

National Art Gallery, Parma, Italy

Places of interest in Parma

The places of greatest tourism interest are marked on the map. The city center, ideal for walking, is also shown.

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Central Garibaldi Square, Parma, Italy

Piazza Garibaldi in Parma is a favorite place for meetings. It is the true center of the city where you will find the Palace of the Governor (Palazzo del Governatore) and the most historical restaurants. Going southward from the square you will meet the most famous street, Via Farini, the center of city life. It is here that the youth of Parma meet in the evening to chat over a spritz (alcoholic aperitif with a base of Italian prosecco).

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Cathedral Square, Parma, Italy

The Piazza del Duomo is a splendid example of Romanesque architecture, and one of the most beautiful places in Italy. The tiny space of the square hosts three religious buildings: the baptistery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Palazzo Vescovile.

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Ducal Palace in the Ducale Park, Parma, Italy

It is the most important “green lung” and the largest in the city, created by order of Duke Ottavio Farnese way back in 1560. At the center of the park is a pond and wide boulevards, adorned with medieval marble statues, lead to it. Here you can also find Palazzo Maria Luigia Duchess of Parma, home to Napoleon’s wife.

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Farnese Theater in the National Art Gallery, Parma, Italy
Farnese Theater in the National Art Gallery

A large green space, where you can admire beautiful landscapes and many interesting buildings. For example, the Teatro Regio is located in piazza Pilotta. The main attraction is Palazzo Pilotta, which houses the National Gallery, the National Archaeological Museum and the ancient Teatro Farnese. The entry ticket to visit the entire palace costs 10 euro.

Map of the places to visit in Parma

Recommended hotels in Parma

Given that the sightseeing tour of the city is concentrated in the center of Parma, it is best to choose a hotel in the city center. We suggest you view the three best options we have chosen for you at the best price. Or you can look at the complete list of all the hotels in Parma.

Starhotels Du Parc, Italy
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Starhotels Du Parc

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Astoria Residence Hotel, Italy
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Astoria Residence Hotel

Price: affordable.
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Park Hotel Pacchiosi, Italy
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Park Hotel Pacchiosi

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Parking in Parma

South side parking area near the Esselunga supermarket, Parma, Italy

At the entrance to the city of Parma there are free parking areas served by frequent shuttles. The ticket can be purchased directly at the car park for 2 euro and is valid for the whole day. There is also a paid underground car park in the center of Parma: 2 euro/h or 12 €/day.

All parking areas are marked on the map above.
Address: Largo 24 Agosto 1942, 3, Parma (west).
Address: str. Traversante Lupo, 5, Parma (north).
Address: via Marco Emilio Lepido, 101, Parma (east).
Address: Largo Francesco Antonio Simonini, Parma (south).
Address: str. Traversetolo, 31, Parma (Esselunga supermarket).
Address: viale IV Novembre, 2, Parma (center). Paid parking in the city center.

More photos of Parma

The roofs of the historic center, Parma, Italy
The roofs of the historic center
National Art Gallery, Parma, Italy
National Art Gallery
Cathedral Square, Parma, Italy
Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square in the rain, Parma, Italy
Cathedral Square in the rain
Palazzo Pilotta and its square, Parma, Italy
Palazzo Pilotta and its square
Royal Theater (Teatro Regio), Parma, Italy
Royal Theater (Teatro Regio)
Basilica of Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma, Italy
Basilica of Santa Maria della Steccata
Piazza Filippo Corridoni, Parma, Italy
Piazza Filippo Corridoni
View of the River Parma from the Ponte di Mezzo, Italy
View of the River Parma from the Ponte di Mezzo
View of the River Parma from the Ponte di Mezzo, Italy
View of the River Parma from the Ponte di Mezzo
Lake in the Ducal Park in the snow, an unusual occurrence, Parma, Italy
Lake in the Ducal Park in the snow, an unusual occurrence
Downtown with traditional Christmas decorations, Parma, Italy
Downtown with traditional Christmas decorations
Via D'Azeglio, Parma, Italy
Via D'Azeglio
Via Mazzini (center), Parma, Italy
Via Mazzini (center)
Central Garibaldi Square in the evening, Parma, Italy
Central Garibaldi Square in the evening
The roofs of the historic center, Parma, Italy
The roofs of the historic center
National Art Gallery, Parma, Italy
National Art Gallery
Ducal Palace in the Ducal Park by night, Parma, Italy
Ducal Palace in the Ducal Park by night
Ducale Park by night, Parma, Italy
Ducale Park by night
Trolleybus in via Mazzini, Parma, Italy
Trolleybus in via Mazzini
Castle of Torrechiara, Parma, Italy
Castle of Torrechiara
Inside the Cathedral, Parma, Italy
Inside the Cathedral

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