Parma, a town of art, music, food and wine

Parma is one of the most beautiful Italian towns, and proud of its beauty for that matter. It seems to wear its elegant, well-kept streets and buildings as a well-off, self-conscious woman would wear her jewels. The first visit to Parma is out of curiosity. The following are out of sheer love. It is impossible to resist the pervasive joie de vivre and sensuality – which satisfies all the senses – emanating from this town. It is no coincidence that Parma is the capital of great music (the world's greatest com- poser, Giuseppe Verdi, was born here) and gourmet food and wine (just two names: DOP Parmigiano Reggiano and DOP Prosciutto di Parma, the local star specialities)


Tourist Information Centre
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1 Parma
Tel +39 0521 218889  
Fax +39 0521 218887


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Getting around

By train: Parma railway station is linked to the main Italian towns and to the most important European cities. Trains travelling on the Milan-Bologna, Turin-Bologna and Genoa-Bologna are quite frequent, as well as trains bound to the coast of Liguria and Romagna. Trenitalia
By car: Parma is reached from the north through the A1 Milano-Bologna highway and from the south with the A15 Parma-La Spezia highwayHighways
By bus: Parma is linked with other italian and european cities also by bus through the bus line companies Beltatour, Sena and Eurolines.. italybus
By plane: From Parma airport, direct flights depart to Rome Fiumicino, London Stansted, Bucarest and Bruxelles. From May to September weekly departures to Cagliari, Trapani, Lampedusa, Alghero, Olbia and Kristiansand (Norway)

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