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Parma Travel guide
Parma : Michelin's recommendations
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 ..
Borgo Pipa 1 I - 43100 Parma
Founded by the Benedictine monks in the 13 C, this old apothecary was redecorated in the 16 C.
Piazzale San Giovanni I - 43100 Parma
This Renaissance building with a Baroque facade must be seen for the frescoes in the dome, created by Correggio , on the subject of Vision of St John at Patmos and of the Conversion of the Evangelist . Those in the arches of the left side chapels..
Via Angelo Mazza 7 I - 43100 Parma
Placed in the heart of the historical centre, Hotel Torino is just a few steps away from the famous Regio Theatre and 500 metres from Parma Railway Station. Most of Parma's landmarks, including the Duomo Cathedral and the Battistero are within easy ..
Viale Mentana 140 I - 43121 Parma
Prix Prices from : 83 €
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 - 43100 Parma
Prix Prices from : 96 €
Located in Parma’s historic centre opposite the Palazzo della Pilotta, the 4-star Hotel Stendhal is just 600 metres from Parma Station. It serves a generous breakfast buffet complete with products from Emilia Romagna. Rooms are elegantly decorated a..
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.
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..
strada Garibaldi 39/a I - 43121 Parma
This rectangular dining hall gives a view of the kitchen at the far end - with the wife at the stoves and the husband in the hall. The cuisine is local and appetisingly enriched with some fine recipes from the time of the Farneses.
borgo della Salina 3 I - 43121 Parma
Central location, behind the Piazza Cittadina an excellent typical taverna with old vaults and informal atmosphere: well anchored regional cuisine.
via Saffi 26/a I - 43121 Parma
A traditional local cuisine, with some creative touches, also inspired from the other side of the Alps, seasonal; an "on the up" establishment.
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.