Its center, rich in artistic masterpieces, spacious green areas, small and large treasures from different eras, welcomes visitors and citizens
in a refined atmosphere of small capital. The presence of music in the history of the city is varied and richly known: vivacity
of initiative and the collective passion rightly assign it a prominent place among the capitals of music. Its not to be underestimated
gastronomic tradition that offers, in addition to cold cuts and cheeses famous all over the world, also excellent first courses of fresh pasta. Parma was indeed
nominated in 2015 Creative City of Gastronomy Unesco. In 2020 Parma will be the Italian Capital of Culture.
The city was part of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, an area renowned for its numerous castles. A few kilometers away you will find the Rocca Sanvitale di
Fontanellato (PR) where you can admire the myth of Diana and Actaeon painted by Parmigianino in 1524 and end the day in the loggia of the
Rocca with a glass of wine in hand and a tasting of typical local products. Among the various castles of the province we point out:
the Bardi Castle, the Felino Castle, the Ducal Palace of Colorno, the Rocca Sanvitale of Fontanellato, the Castle of Montechiarugolo, the Castle of Torrechiara.
Parma is considered one of the capitals of nutrition and good food. Not by chance, on December 13, 2003, it was chosen as a permanent home
of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which provides scientific advice to the European Commission on everything that has repercussions
direct or indirect on food safety; it is also a UNESCO creative city for gastronomy since 2015.
Among the various, very famous are: Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano, Culatello di Zibello, Strolghino, Salame di Felino.