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Parma is an elegant city of around 200.000 inhabitants located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.
This riverside city may be synonymous with famous delicacies and culinary legends -Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, Lambrusco wine, the Barilla pasta company, the Alma cooking school – and has recently been granted unesco creative city of gastronomy. But it also satisfies appetites for art, music and history.
Its centre is rich of art, parks, celebrated theatres and treasures from different ages: churches and monasteries and wonderful fine arts museum.
The city, was home to talents as diverse as the Renaissance painters Correggio and Parmigianino, and the 20th-century conductor Arturo Toscanini. Parma is also the city of the music, where every years in October is celebated the Festival Verdi dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi the most important opera composer in the world who lived only 20 miles from Parma.
Its variable surrounding landscape with small villages rich of history and liveliness, medieval castles and picturesque countryside. Parma is strategically located between major Italian cities like Milano and Bologna and also within reachable distance to ski resorts, natural parks, seaside and mountains.
Is a pleasure walking in this beatiful and dynamic city sliced in two by its river la Perma, which cuts the old town center into different awesome cultural areas.