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Pour prendre  le pouls de la cité et observer ses habitants, pas d’hésitation : attablez-vous au Gran Caffè Orientale, piazza Garibaldi ! Parme est immergée dans une somptueuse campagne où pullullent des châteaux médiévaux., comme celui de Torrechiara à 17 km au Sud. Parma Parma Bouquiniste dans le centre historique
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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.

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Tourist attractions Parma : Things to see and do

  • Battistero (Baptistry) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    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..

  • Duomo (Dome) Recommended Recommended

    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 ..

  • Galleria Nazionale (National Gallery) Recommended Recommended

    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..

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Hotels Parma

  • Palace Maria Luigia Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Viale Mentana 140 I - 43121 Parma

    Prix Prices from : 76 €

    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 ..

  • Hotel Torino

    Via Angelo Mazza 7 I - 43100 Parma

    Set in the heart of the historic centre, Hotel Torino is just 50 metres from Parma's famous Regio Theatre. The rooms come with air conditioning and a flat-screen satellite TV. Most of Parma's landmarks, including the Cathedral and the Battistero are..

  • Savoy Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Via XX Settembre 3 I - 43121 Parma

    Prix Prices from : 71 €

    Savoy Hotel is set in Parma city centre within 400 metres from both the Cathedral and the Regio Theatre. Its chic, minimalist rooms offer air conditioning and free internet. Rooms at Hotel Savoy come with minibar and flat-screen satellite TV. Breakf..

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Restaurants Parma

  • Il Trovatore Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Al Tramezzo Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    via Del Bono 5/b I - 43123 Parma

    This simple, classically furnished restaurant is located on the outskirts of the city. It focuses on traditional specialities from Parma (lots of pasta and charcuterie), as well as more creative fare, including fish dishes.

  • I Tri Siochètt Quite comfortable restaurant 

    strada Farnese 74 I - 43125 Parma

    The sister and two brothers who once ran this trattoria, as well as the grocery next door, were considered a little mad - hence the name, which means 'three madcaps'. The building has retained its attractive country feel and is now popular with gourm..

  • Inkiostro Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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 ..

  • Parizzi Top class comfort restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Trattoria Ai Due Platani Quite comfortable restaurant 

    via Budellungo 104/a I - 43100 Coloreto

    The two plane trees, which give their name to this historic restaurant, are still standing, while the two young, enthusiastic owners have succeeded in bringing new life to the restaurant. They have done this without detracting from the warm, convivia..

  • Osteria del 36 Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Gallo d'Oro Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Romani Comfortable restaurant 

    via dei Ronchi 2 I - 43031 Vicomero

    Standing in open countryside, this old farmhouse and its haybarn have been converted into a simple yet elegant restaurant. A passion for Emilian cuisine is evident in the careful selection of the best quality local ingredients. Memorable dishes on th..

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