What to do and see in Province of Parma, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

August 7, 2017 Christa Meece

The Province of Parma (Italian: Provincia di Parma) is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Its largest town and capital is the city of Parma.
Restaurants in Province of Parma

1. Teatro Farnese

Palazzo Della Pilotta, 43121, Parma, Italy 0520233309
Excellent
79%
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17%
Satisfactory
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1%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Teatro Farnese

Splendida ricostruzione di teatro farnesiano nel palazzo della pilotta

Reviewed By Vic H - Raholt

This review is biased because we were there for an unforgettable opera experience during the 2017 Verdi Opera Festival. but it is a long way up the steps to get into the main arena. Although I believe if you ask the staff it is possible to take a trade lift to the hall. This is also location for the National Art Gallery and the old Library. A wonderful place to visit.

2. Cattedrale di Parma

P.zza Duomo, 43100, Parma, Italy +39 0521 235886
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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1%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cattedrale di Parma

Reviewed By Marciopascoa - Manaus, AM

I ever studied the external shape of this Cathedral as typical Romanic example in architecture. Never imagined what was inside. All chapels and walls, ceiling, etc was painted in fresco. The most of this work by Gambara, a renaissance artist. It is a touching work of art, the most impressive that I could see traveling 10 countries of Europe along 20 years and dozens of cities, hundreds of churches. This is the top of art work and architecture. If you add the Baptistery, so it is unbeatable expression of human art.

3. Caffe' dei Marchesi

Largo l. Mercantini | Via Silvio Pellico 17 a Largo Mercantini, 43126, Parma, Italy +39 333 186 5477
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Caffe' dei Marchesi

4. Duomo di Fidenza

Piazza Duomo, 43036, Fidenza, Italy +39 0524 83377
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
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0%
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4.5 based on 146 reviews

Duomo di Fidenza

Reviewed By Ligia J - fort lauderdale

After seeing the Duomos in Milan, Florence, Siena, Montreale, not every Duomo excites me, but this was definitely a very worth while time spent walking into the church and seeing its ornate ceiling, beautiful cross and architecture.

5. Castello di Torrechiara

Strada del Castello, 43013 Torrechiara, Langhirano, Italy +39 0521 355255
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Castello di Torrechiara

Reviewed By Irene G - Glasgow, United Kingdom

This castle was built by Pier Maria II Rossi (1413-1482), count of San Secondo, between 1448 and 1460 as a mansion for his lover, Bianca Pellegrini. We enjoyed a tour and discovered the delights of this superbly preserved castle which survevied the recent earthquakes with minimal damage. There’s much to look and wonder at from the samll chapel to the the Camera d'Oro ("Golden Chamber") which sadly is golden no longer as one owner stripped this room of its gold. The castle overlooks the River Parma which was dry in June.

6. Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna

Piazza Bonifacio Meli Lupi 5, 43019 Soragna, Italy +39 0524 597978
Excellent
60%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 375 reviews

Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna

Reviewed By chris r - Thruxton, United Kingdom

By arriving shortly before closing we were treated to our own tour of the house. We were not rushed and the guide was friendly and knowledgable. The house, the seat of the ancient Italian Lupi family was wonderful and not smartened up as would be the case of a National Trust house in England. Do go.

7. Battistero di Parma

Piazza Duomo 7/a, 43121, Parma, Italy +39 0521 235886
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Battistero di Parma

Reviewed By dxmyekat - Tirana, Albania

This one-of-a-kind structure is something one must see in Parma. As we learned, everyone in Parma was baptized here until 1917. The vaulted dome with its rings of paintings is magnificent.

8. Castello di Bardi

Piazza Castello 1, 43032 Bardi, Italy +39 380 108 8315
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 493 reviews

Castello di Bardi

Reviewed By pdcs4

This castle never ceases to amaze me. Set in the heart of the high Appenine Mountains, this attraction has a lot to offer the visitor.
The views across the Val Ceno river and the mountain peaks is fascinating.
A family package is available at a very reasonable price and local Ristorante and Coffee shops will make your visit worthwhile.
Check the opening periods of the year as the castle is closed for up to 6 Months of the year.

9. Magnani-Rocca Foundation

Via Fondazione Magnani Rocca 4 | Mamiano di Traversetolo, 43029 Mamiano, Traversetolo, Italy +39 0521 848327
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 365 reviews

Magnani-Rocca Foundation

Reviewed By Catero - Parma, Italy

A fantastic location in the middle of the countryside, but excellent links to Parma (incl. the train station). English-style park and a first-class collection. Temporary Exhibitions are planned each year. Masterpieces include Goya, Morandi, Cezanne, Canova, Titian, Durer, etc. Very good restaurant in the ex-stables. Concerts in the summer and children activities (booking only)

10. Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 1, 43012, Fontanellato, Italy +39 0521 829055
Excellent
52%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 927 reviews

Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

The Sanvitale Fortress of Fontanellato rises, enchanting and suggestive, at the centre of the village; surrounded by a wide moat, it contains a precious treasure: the “Room of Diana and Actaeon” painted by Parmigianino in 1524. The aristocratic apartments of the Sanvitale counts is still intact, with original furniture and furnishings. From the “Camera Ottica” it still possible observe the real life outside the castle thanks to an ingenious system of lenses

Reviewed By Farsmile - Bath England

Having waited for the ticket office to open after lunch we were asked to choose (in English) whether we wanted the full tour or just the frescos. We opted for the full tour. We were the only English visitors in a group of about 10. The tour guide announced in perfect English that the tour would be in in Italian only. Of course she could have thrown in the odd English sentence or two but chose not to. So, do clarify the language point before paying. To be honest the castle is not worth viewing but the frescos were so perhaps run with the cheap option.

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