Home to Giuseppe Verdi and Lamborghinis, Parma is a wealthy, elegant city with a UNESCO listing as a creative city of gastronomy. Parmesan cheese and Parma ham both hail from here and there are numerous places where you can taste the fantastic local products which also include mushrooms, truffles and excellent wines. The historical centre includes such gems as the 12th century romanesque Cathedral and Baptistery.
As birthplace of Toscanini and Verdi, Parma is also known for its connection to opera and every year there is a Festival dedicated to Verdi held in September and October - contact us for tickets. It’s also possible to visit the famous Ferrari Experience at Maranello which is just an hour from Parma.