A small, refined city, once capital of an important Duchy: art, culture, relax and good food blend together in just two days between Parma and its province
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In Parma old city center, that experienced a period of grandeur between 1550 and 1859, to discover its main monuments: Piazza Duomo with the Cathedral and the Baptistery and the Pilotta Palace with the National Gallery and the Farnese Theater. In Parma province: visit to the Magnani Rocca Foundation in Mamiano with its splendid art collection and wonderful park and to the Torrechiara Castle with its spectacular views. Unmissable the stop in a Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy farm with tasting.

Duration

2 days / 1 night.

Validity

All year round

Suggested for

The tour is suggested for people who like to spend weekends discovering Italy’s sights: Parma, a small city with great traditions that can be easily visited  in a couple of days. The tour “Weekend in Parma” is also recommended for foodies and people that want to go deeper into Parmgiano-Reggiano knowledge.

The price includes:

  • 1 night in hotel in b&b
  • 1 dinner in hotel, beverages included
  • 1 tasting, beverages included
  • 1 lunch, beveraged included

The price does not include:

Transfers, guided visits, entrance fees, tips, tourist tax (if foreseen), anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”.

Price per person

From 78 euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 15 people. FIT prices available on request.

Parma, which was already an important city in medieval times and in the history of Roman art, was the capital of a small duchy from 1550 to 1859. Located in a fortunate geographical position, Parma today has 170,000 inhabitants and is characterized by a high standard of living. Piazza Duomo (cathedral square) with the Baptistery, the Cathedral and the nearby St. John’s Church and the Pilotta Palace, with the Farnese Theatre and the National Gallery, are the two tourist poles of the city. The St. Paul’s Rooms, the Steccata Church, the Ducal Park and the many museums are other stages of a precious tourist itinerary linked to the masterpieces of Antelami, Correggio and Parmigianino...

Signs of the ducal capital can be seen in the streets, in the buildings and in the elegance of the many boutiques, in the cordiality of the people and in the rich surrounding area, where Stendhal's famous Certosa, the Magnani Rocca Foundation, the fortresses and castles stand out, as well as the precious "cathedrals" of local products.

First day

Arrival and tour of Parma’s old town centre (Farnese Theatre, St. Paul’s Rooms, Steccata Church and the surprising Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio Museum). Lunch at leisure in a city centre restaurant. Afternoon, continuation of Parma’s old town centre tour (Cathedral, Baptistery, St John’s Church) and a walk in the Ducal Garden. Return to the hotel. Chance to attend the cultural events offered by the calendar. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Second day

Breakfast and visit of a dairy farm producing Parmigiano-Reggiano with tasting. Visit to the splendid collection and to the temporary exhibition at Magnani Rocca Foundation. Lunch in a restaurant with typical Parma cuisine. Afternoon, visit to the Torrechiara Castle, a place for stories of battles, men and lovers. Departure.