Guided tours in Parma

Everyone can find something to enjoy in Parma, whether you are interested in its history and culture, architecture, great art, or delectable cuisine.

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Whether you're a travel enthusiast or simply looking for some ideas for things to do while you're in the city, there are a variety of guided tours and excursions to choose from in Parma. Whether you're interested in seeing the city's landmarks or exploring its rich history, there's something for you.

Food tours

Taking food tours and excursions in Parma is a great way to explore the city's rich culture and cuisine. It is one of the best places in Italy for food lovers. Whether you want to try local wine and cheese or try out the city's famous cured meats, Parma has it all.

Food tours and excursions in Parma will give you a taste of the region's most popular dishes. You can sample some of the region's prized produce including Modena balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Parma ham.

Parma Food n Wine Tours operates food tours and excursions in Parma. Using a private car, the tour offers a chance to sample Parma's finest products while learning about their history and production. This includes lunch, which is served at a local restaurant.

Wine tours

Whether you are a local or a tourist, guided wine tours and excursions in Parma are a great way to enjoy the region. A tour will include tastings of local wines and local products. You will also learn about local history and culture. This tour is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor activities.

Parma is known for its Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. A tour will provide you with a taste of this prestigious cheese. The tour will also provide you with an inside look at the cheese making process. The tour will also showcase the Parma gastronomy of the region, including prosciutto and the famous "parmesan".

A Parma wine tour will also include a tasting of some of the region's most renowned wines. This includes Barbera, Sauvignon and Chardonnay. You will also get a chance to sample traditional balsamic vinegar PDO.

Opera concerts

During the Verdi Festival, Parma invites opera lovers to take part in guided tours and excursions to opera concerts. This festival is a tribute to the famous composer, Giuseppe Verdi. It is held in October and features Verdi operas performed in Venice and Parma. You can find the festival program on the official site. The festival is led by a superlative local guide, who engages with guests with a sunny, entertaining personality.

The Parma city is home to an excellent Conservatory dedicated to Arrigo Boito. You can attend free concerts at the Auditorium del Carmine. You can also book tickets for opera concerts at the Regio theatre.

Conservatory Arrigo Boito

Parma is also home to the National Gallery of Parma. This gallery features La Scapigliata, an unfinished work by Leonardo da Vinci. The building was designed by architect Nicola Bettoli. You can also visit the Cusani Palace to see the "L opera in scena" museum. You can also take a guided tour of the Ducal Palace of Colorno. This historic building was built in the 18th century by Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma.

Galleria Nazionale museum

Located in Parma, Italy, Galleria Nazionale is a large art gallery that features works from various periods of Italian history, including Baroque, Renaissance, and Romantic art. The gallery is part of the city's historical center, which is full of museums and historical sites.

Galleria Nazionale

Galleria Nazionale is located inside Palazzo della Pilotta, a large, octagonal castle built in 1538. The building houses many museums, including the Archaeological Museum and Bodaniano Museum.

Galleria Nazionale is also home to one of the city's main art collections, and is a great place to see works by famous artists. Among the paintings on display are works by Leonardo da Vinci and Parmigianino's Turkish Slave.

The Parma Art Museum is located in the city center, making it easily accessible for visitors. The museum has several galleries, each of which features works from different periods of Italian art. Visitors can buy entrance tickets online or at the entrance. A family ticket for two adults and up to two children costs 40 euros.

Cooking classes

Located in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, Parma is a culinary destination. You can experience the best that Parma has to offer with a small group cooking class. A local chef will lead you through a traditional Parma kitchen and teach you all of the recipes that you've been dreaming about. During the class, you'll learn about local ingredients and traditional cooking methods. You'll also learn how to make the best of Parma's most popular dishes.

You'll have a chance to make the best of Parma's famous pastas, including the tortelli d'erbetta, a ricotta cheese filled pasta, and the tagliatelle with tomato sauce. You'll also learn how to make risotto.

During this hands-on cooking class, you'll learn how to prepare traditional pasta, as well as how to create the best risotto. In the end, you'll receive a diploma to prove that you've successfully completed the course.

The best things to do in Parma

Teatro Regio

One of the best things to do in Parma is attend an opera performance at the historic Teatro Regio. This beautiful neoclassic building has been entertaining Parma's citizens for over a century. Verdi himself was born nearby, and many of his famous operas have been performed here. Contemporary performances are of high quality, and there is a Verdi festival on occasion.

The opera season in Parma runs from April to December, and a festival is held in October. You can also check out the National Gallery, located in the historic center of town. It is home to some of the city's most important collections, including works by Parmigianino, Correggio, Leonardo, and Van Dyck.

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Parma

The Museo Archeologico Nazionali di Parma is an excellent art museum that houses artworks from the 12th to 18th centuries. The museum features an exhibition of works from the Italian school of painting. The large galleries feature many examples of works from the 12th to 18th centuries.

Founded in 1760, the Museo Archeologico Nazionali di Parma is located in the piazza della Pilotta in Parma. It occupies a south wing of the Palazzo della Pilotta, a building designed by Giovanni Boscoli for Ottavio Farnese. The museum's first exhibition features the Marbles of Gonzaga. Other works on display include the Bronze Age of Parma and the 2nd Iron Age funerary complex of Frarore. In addition, there is a section dedicated to the Roman Period. Free admission is offered for European Union citizens, journalists and children under eighteen. It's also open to the public on the first Sunday of every month.

Piazza Garibaldi

Piazza Garibaldi is the main square in Parma. This is a great place to relax and people watch. Though street performers are rare in Parma, there are plenty of benches for people to sit and enjoy the sights.

Another popular place in Parma is the Baptistery, which contains 75 decorated panels depicting various animals. It is always a hit with kids. Legend has it that the Devil once left a mark on the South-East portion of the Baptistry, kicking it because it was too beautiful.

Parco Ducale

If you're looking for a place to take the kids for a day of fun, then Parco Ducale is a must-see. This large park has 3.2 kilometers of tree-lined avenues. It was originally constructed in 1561 by Ottavio Farnese, and subsequent rulers added to the park and its gardens. Many people exercise here, but picnicking is also a popular activity. It's important to bring your own food and a blanket. Services may be limited, so plan ahead.

Parco Ducale

Another of the best things to do in Parma is to go to the Barilia area. The city's Barilia district has recently been redeveloped. The city's historic center is home to the Parma Center for the Arts. It's a unique space for visitors with a passion for art or a creative goal. A visit to the center will boost your happiness and relieve stress.

Shrine of Santa Maria Della Steccata

The Shrine of Santa Maria Della Steccato in Parma, Italy, is an elegant renaissance building. It was the first centrally planned church in Parma. The name Steccata dates back to the XIV century, and comes from the name of a house in Parma that contained a miraculous image of Saint John the Baptist. The sanctuary is built around this image, which is preserved in the church today.

The sanctuary is surrounded by a beautiful chapel. Inside, a fresco of the Madonna Suckling the Child painted by an anonymous late 14th century artist is displayed on the altar. Behind the presbitery, you will find the Knight's Choir and a Christ Risen sculpture by Andrea Spinelli. You can also visit the sacresty, where you can see the tomb of the Farnese and Bourbon dukes of Parma.

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