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 heart of the town, you will find the Farnese Theatre; cross Piazzale della Pace and turn right into Via Garibaldi, where you can visit the Regio Theatre.
Go on along Via Garibaldi, turn right into Via Mazzini and go straight towards the bridge Ponte di Mezzo. Cross it and, turning into the first street on the right, you will get to the House and Museum of Toscanini, located in Via Tanzi 13.
Next stop of this itinerary is the Auditorium Niccolò Paganini, the new concert hall designed by Renzo Piano. It is located very closed to Barriera Repubblica and you can reach it on foot, crossing the centre and walking to the end of Via Repubblica or by bus n. 3, 4, 5.
Coming back to the historical centre and the main square, turn right and visit the Cathedral. From Piazza Duomo turn left into Borgo Sant’Anna and go straight to Borgo degli Studi. Here is located Palazzo Cusani, recently restored, housing the House of the Music and almost facing it there’s the House of Sound, recently opened, that features a wide collection of communication and sound reproducing devices. Moreover, all Verdi’s fans can contact the famous Club of the 27, located right inside the Palace.