Things to see and do - Parma
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Parma is the birthplace of two great painters (Correggio and Il Parmigianino) as well as the conductor Arturo Toscanini. The duchy of Parma-Piacenza was founded when Pope Paul III separated these two papal territories from the Papal States and gave them to his son. The city was ruled by the Farnese family from1545-1731, then subsequently by the Bourbon-Parma dynasty. Today, it retains the soft light and elegant charm that Stendhal depicted so well in his novel The Charterhouse of Parma.
Tourist attractions Parma : Things to see and do
Piazza del Duomo I - 43100 Parma
Begun in 1196, the baptistry was created in pink Veronese marble on an octagonal plan, probably by the Parma architect Antelami whose "hand" is recognised in the sculptures and the signature figure on the lintel on the north doorway. The By..
Piazza del Duomo I - 43100 Parma
The Romanesque-Lombard style Dome is flanked by an elegant Gothic belltower. In front of the facade is an attractive Lombard porch resting on lions and topped by a loggia. Inside there are frescoes on the dome on the subject of the Assumption of the ..
Piazzale della Pilotta I - 43100 Parma
Among the artists from the Emilia, Tuscan and Venetian schools of the 14C to the 16 C, here there is Fra Angelico, Canaletto, Bellotto, Tiepolo. The Parma School is represented by a stunning portrait of a woman, The Turkish Slave, and Correggio by hi..
Viale Mentana 140 I - 43121 Parma
Located just 400 metres from Parma Train Station, Palace Maria Luigia Hotel is right in the heart of the city. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a minibar and satellite TV. Breakfast is buffet style at Hotel Palace Maria Luigia and can be served ..
Via Bodoni 3 I - 43121 PARMA
Prix Prices from : 99 €
The 4-star Mercure Parma Stendhal is located in the heart of the old town, opposite the Palazzo della Pilotta and just 328 yds (300 m) from the station, and serves an extensive buffet breakfast. Rooms are furnished with wooden period furniture and ha..
Borgo Della Salina 7 I - 43121 Parma
Hotel Button is housed in a 19th-century building, located in a central district of Parma. It features free Wi-Fi throughout, a caf��, and a varied breakfast. All rooms have a private bathroom. All rooms are decorated in a classic style, fitted with..
via Affò 2/A I - 43121 Parma
A homage to Verdi for this recent and impassioned management that has been renovated, in name also, an old establishment in the centre of town. Various Parma and fish dishes.
strada della Repubblica 71 I - 43121 Parma
The modern, minimalist-style dining room eliminates any distractions, allowing diners to focus on Parizzi's fine cuisine. You will find specialities from Parma on the menu, as well as sophisticated and creative reinterpretations of classic Italian an..
via Naviglio Alto 50 I - 43122 Parma
via San Leonardo 124 I - 43122 Parma
Opened at the end of 2011, this excellent restaurant with an elegant and minimalist style decor is one of the best in the city. Creativity is the hallmark of the chef, as demonstrated by the meat and fish dishes alike. The modern wine cellar is well ..
largo Piero Calamandrei 11 I - 43121 Parma
via Ferdinando Maestri 11 I - 43121 Parma
Very pleasant structurally, this family-run hostelry is near the Tribunale; supported by a good young cook, for a seasonal Parma cuisine.