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.
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,
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