Parma is a city known for many things - including, of course, the famous culinary exports Parma ham and Parmesan cheese. Thank to these celebrated delicacies, Parma was labelled Italy's first Unesco Creative City for Gastronomy in 2015.
When you visit Parma, why not wash down these delicious foods with a glass of Lambrusco, a sparkling and full-bodied red wine popular in this region.
The most popular things to see in Parma are its religious and sacred landmarks like the Battistero and the Cattedrale di Parma in PIazza del Duomo, as well as the Monastero di San Paolo on Via Macedonio Melloni.
Located nearby these landmarks are many museums and squares that provide the perfect backdrop for panoramic photos of Romanesque architecture and pastel pink buildings. Be sure to check out Plaza
Music buffs can treat themselves to a trip to one of Parma's famous opera houses, including Teatro Regio. This glamorous theatre has an exquisite frescoed ceiling adorned with a massive glittering chandelier.
Parma is also a university town, meaning there's a prevalent student scene and a lively nightlife culture.