Be part of a significant year for the history of Parma! Parma celebrates its being the Italian Capital of Culture 2020  turning into a great, amusing and innovative art and history laboratory and expressing its vocation as a city always in balance between past and inclination for future innovations!
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Where

Parma, the Italian Capital of Culture 2020, and its beautiful city center, characterized by the magnificence of its monuments: Piazza Duomo with the Cathedral and the Baptistery, the Pilotta Palace with the National Gallery and the Farnese Theater, the San Giovanni and La Steccata churches. From art to music, Parma offers its best, including its temples of music, the Teatro Regio and the Auditorium Paganini, together with the medieval and contemporary gems in its province, like the Rocca Sanvitale and the Masone Labyrinth in Fontanellato. A series of innovative exhibitions, new openings of historical structures, unmissable music events with an extraordinary Opera and Concert Season to celebrate Parma as Italian Capital of Culture 2020 in a journey through the past, the present and the future of the city.

Duration

3 days/2 nights

Validity

From 11 January 2020 to 01 December 2020

Suggested for

The tour is suggested for art and music lovers, who want to be part of Parma and its history, joining memorable events and enjoying what this city can offer at its very best.

The price includes:

  • 2 nights in 4 star-hotel, with breakfast
  • Lunch in a restaurant in the city center of Parma
  • Pre-theatre light dinner
  • Lunch in a typical trattoria in the province of Parma
  • Visit to a Culatello di Zibello aging cellar with tasting
  • Dinner with tasting menu in the Lowlands of Parma

The price does not include:

Transfers, guided visits, entrance fees, tips, tourist tax (if foreseen), tickets for the exhibitions of Parma 2020, the ticket for the Concert/Opera of the first day,  anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”

Price per person

Starting from 276,00  Euro per person in double room for min. 15 people in 4 star hotel in Parma.
Single travelers, couples, families or groups under 15 people: ask for a customized quotation.

Read our article about Parma, the Italian Capitale of Culture 2020

First day

Arrival and visit to Parma’s historical center and to the Palazzo della Pilotta Monumental Complex with the Farnese Theater and the National Gallery housing Correggio and Parmigianino’s masterpieces. Tasting-lunch in the historic center. Afternoon, visit to the San Paolo Chamber (frescoed by Correggio), the Cathedral and Baptistery. Time available to visit the San Giovanni Church or the Steccata Church or an exhibition or itinerary set up for Parma 2020. Pre-theater light dinner. Opera or Concert scheduled at the Teatro Regio di Parma or at the Auditorium Niccolò Paganini. Overnight at the Hotel.

Second day

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Fontanellato on the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Visit to the Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato which, surrounded by a wide moat, houses the extraordinary fresco by Parmigianino depicting the myth of Diana and Actaeon. Time available to visit another castle of the Bassa Parmense or to Verdi Homelands or to visit an exhibition or itinerary set up for Parma 2020. Lunch in a typical trattoria. Afternoon, visit to the Masone Labyrinth, the largest in the world and to the Franco Maria Ricci Art Collection (about 500 works from the 16th to the 20th century). Time available for a visit to an exhibition or itinerary set up for Parma 2020. Visit to an ancient Culatello di Zibello ageing cellar with tasting experience. Tasting-dinner with a typical menu of the Bassa Parmense. Overnight at the Hotel.

Third day

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at your choice:

  • A surprising gastronomic day.
  • Discover and taste our best food products in the background of rolling hills and splendid castles: Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham), Torrechiara Castle and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, path in the vineyards and wine tasting.
  • The treasures of the Museums in Parma. Visit and explore extraordinary art places, the Palazzo Ducale, the Museo Glauco Lombardi, the Casa della Musica, the Pinacoteca Stuard, the Monumental Library of San Giovanni Church...
  • A journey of scents full of emotional intensity discovering the perfume and its history, an excellence of Parma at the Museo Glauco Lombardi. A path which will lead you to the different settings of the city in various historical, architectural, artistic and cultural periods.
  • Visit to nearby cities of art and music.