Parma, the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi, is world famous for its Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano, and as if that isn’t reason enough to visit, there is a lot more to Parma than you might think.
Food production brings a lot of wealth to the Emilia Romagna region, more in fact than any other region of Italy. For this reason, a holiday to Parma cannot conclude without a visit to some of the area’s finest restaurants and famous food markets.
After filling their bellies with some of the finest food in Europe, visitors can tour a variety of 14th and 15th century castles around Parma, before heading to the Appennine mountains, perfect for hiking and scenic walks.
The Baptistery, is one of the main tourist attractions in Parma, made of pink marble and dating back to the 12th century, the Baptistery contains sculptures illustrating the months and seasons of the year, as well as the zodiac signs.
Another historical attraction is the Diocesan Museum, which displays a variety of artefacts from the Middle Ages.
A wealth of historical beauty is at your fingertips, whether you prefer opera, theatre, history or art, Parma is a must see destination.