The city

SCARPETTE DI SANT'ILARIO

SANTI’ILARIO

On January 13 of each year Parma celebrates its patron saint, Sant'Ilario, with a curious mix of ancient public and solemn traditions and other gastronomic traditions. The exact date of the appointment of St. Hilary as Patron of Parma is unknown: he was a theologian, a philosopher and writer, born in a pagan family in [...]

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Pilotta

PILOTTA PALACE

this vast but unfinished complex, named after the game pelota that was played in one of the courtyards, was built in the second half of the 16th century at the order of Ranuccio I around the Visconti stronghold and alongside the existing church of San Pietro martire. This Farnese palace was designed not as a [...]

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Pilotta

PILOTTA PALACE

This vast but unfinished complex, named after the game pelota that was played in one of the courtyards, was built in the second half of the 16th century at the order of Ranuccio I around the Visconti stronghold and alongside the existing church of San Pietro martire. This Farnese palace was designed not as a [...]

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passeggiata dei sapori

THE WALK OF TASTE

Parma's connection with gastronomy is an ancient and indissoluble link that is reflected in life, history and art of the city. The streets, alleys and palaces of Parma include gastronomic stories and curiosities: from production to product processing, from markets to noble tables, from agriculture to butchery. The Streets of Taste is a 24-points route [...]

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SAINT JOHN DEWDROPS

On June 24, during the summer solstice's night in Parma and its province it is a tradition to celebrate St. John the Evangelist with "tortellate" , gatherings of people in the streets eating “tortelli”, organized by restaurants and trattorias but also from single families. Usually the "tortellate" take place on the evening of the 23rd [...]

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Palazzo Barezzi Busseto

MUSICAL TOUR

If you are visiting Parma and you are a music lover here are some places you can't miss. Farnese Theatre, Regio Theatre, House and Museum of Arturo Toscanini, Auditorium Niccolò Paganini, Cathedral, House of the Music, Club of the 27 and the House of Sound. On the first floor of the Pilotta Palace, in the [...]

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ARTURO TOSCANINI

Conductor, Arturo Toscanini was born in Parma in 1867 and died in Riverdale, New York, in 1957. Arturo Toscanini is now internationally recognized as one of the world's great conductors. He graduated in cello in 1885 at the Parma Conservatory and after performing as a cellist in Italy, he went to Rio de Janeiro in [...]

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

Naturally bent for music, supported by his father Carlo, Giuseppe Verdi was born the 10 of October 1813 in Roncole, a small village near Busseto, and he began practicing on an old spinetta (now at the Museum of the Scala of Milan) purchased for him by his parents. He was then sent to study in [...]

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FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF PARMIGIANINO

From the Church of St. John the Evangelist, we head towards Piazza Duomo,Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, known as Parmigianino (Parma, January 11, 1503 - Casalmaggiore, 24 August 1540), was an exemplary painter of Manierist current and Emilian painting in general. His works in our area can be admired both in Parma and within the Castle [...]

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Correggio cupola Duomo

CORREGGIO IN PARMA

National Gallery, Chamber of Saint Paul, Cathedral, Church of San Giovanni Evangelista We start our itinerary from the Pilotta Palace where, at the second floor, we find the National Gallery which contains many of the Corregio paintings. Going out of the Palace and crossing the Piazzale della Pace, we take Strada Melloni and enter the [...]

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