PARMA - City of Art

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Parma is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities of art; cultural tourism and gastronomic destination; known for its monuments, castles, art, cuisine and opera.
Parma, native town to Parmigianino, to Gian Battista Bodoni, to Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini and in 1900, to Giovannino Guareschi (the author of DonCamillo), to Attilio Bertolucci (poet) and to Bernardo Bertolucci (director).

City of Roman origin, with extraordinary Romantic monuments, it lived its most splendid period during the Dukedom of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla. First with the Farneses, then with the Borbones, and during the reign of Maria Luigia d'Austria (Napoleon’s wife), very loved by the Parmagians.

italie parme Today it is world famous for the Teatro Regio, for the  Parma soccer, Parmalat, Barilla, the Hot Baths of Salsomaggiore, perfumes (Parma violet), for the cuisine and the high quality food products: Parma ham, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, salame, pasta, etc…



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Parma ham
Parmesan cheese
Culatello di Zibello
Balsamic vinegar