SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PARMA
Parma was the first Italian city to be designated UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Located in the heart of the Food Valley, Parma has always been the capital of food, famous all over the world for its PDO and PGI delicacies.
Parma is home to traditional and industrial production sectors: pasta, dry-cured meats, cheeses, preserves and fish processing, while the Parma hills are famous for the production of sparkling wines.
Due to the fame of these products of excellence, 8 food museums have been set up, just a few kilometres from the city, where one can observe all the stages of their production.
Parma is not just famous for its food but also for its music and art.
Our city has always enjoyed a great reputation for music thanks to Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. Today it is possible to visit Verdi’s birthplace at Roncole Verdi and the Giuseppe Verdi Theatre and Casa Barezzi Museum in Busseto; Toscanini’s birthplace museum is located in the centre of Parma. Music lovers can also visit the Opera Museum and the Casa del Suono (House of Sound).
Parma’s place of excellence for music is the Teatro Regio, located in strada Garibaldi right in the heart of the city. Just a short distance away is Palazzo della Pilotta, which hosts the Archaeological Museum, the Palatina Library, the Bodoni Museum and the National Art Gallery, where works by Parmigianino and Correggio are exhibited.
All you need to do now is go and taste the refined cuisine of Parma and explore its charming places.