"The headquarter of European Food Authority" Parma by PALLINA

Parma Travel Guide: 262 reviews and 771 photos


Parma looks beautiful to everyone's eyes; it's small but has its own elegance. In fact, differently from my home town Reggio Emilia, Parma has always had its own "Ducato" and Maria Luigia of Austria made of Parma her beautiful capital. Everything in Parma tells us about their beloved Maria Luigia...

Dom's square

I hope strongly that this square will remain exactly so it is, forever. There are no shops at all but just people walking and admiring it. I suggest to have a stroll at night; it there is fog, ever better. You can sit on very old marble benches just in front of the cathedral and enjoy such amazing medioeval atmosphere. The Battistero is very worthseeing; the interior is 100 times more worthseeing that Pisa Battistero's one.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Not so big, not so toristy, very good restaurants
  • Cons:Foggy and umid weather
  • In a nutshell:You can start from here if you wanna visit untouristy Italy
  • Last visit to Parma: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • painterdave's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2009 at 8:07 AM

    I want to go to the cheese factory and take the tour. --and also the ham factory. But ol' Buttercup can stay in the barn and grow old.

  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2008 at 5:53 AM

    La Bottiglia Azzurra was one of my favourite places to spend an evening when I was younger.

  • tzuki's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    mmmm Beautiful Parma indeed! It is long time since I went there but it attracted me always - also for its famous Parma Ham...delicious! :-) nice to come back in memories and tracks! thanks for updates xxx

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Beautiful introductory photograph. I had no idea that horse meat was traditional in Parma. It's great to learn something new.

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