All you need to know about Parma

City Facts - Parma

Parma is a city in Northern Italy. Part of the Emilia-Romagna region, it’s famous for many things including cheese, prosciutto, music and architecture. It’s home to one of the oldest universities in the world (the University of Parma), and boasts a wonderful collection of churches, cathedrals, museums and restaurants.

Already an established area by the Bronze Age, Verona has a long, enduring history closely tied to the Roman Empire. During Antiquity it served as an important gateway between Via Claudia and Via Aemilia, and, today it’s recognised as a popular tourist destination.

Many visit for its sacred religious sites like Parma Cathedral and the adjacent Parma Baptistery. Others while away the hours its many cathedrals like Palazzo della Pilotta. Famous museums include the National Gallery, Museo Lombardi and the Governor’s Palace.

Verona’s transport links are trains and trolleybuses. The best place to catch a train is at Parma Railway station, while trollbeybuses can be boarded all over the city. Verona’s main airport is Parma Airport.

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