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ABOUT PARMA  

 

About Parma

 

The Baptistry
Parma: the Baptistry.

The Cathedral
Parma: the Cathedral,
dedicated to S. Maria Assunta
(St. Mary of the Assumption).

Particular of Correggio fresco
Parma: the Cathedral.
Particular of Correggio fresco
on the dome, representing
the Virgin Ascension.

Teatro Regio
Parma: Teatro Regio,
inaugurated on 16th May 1829,
with the premiere of Zaira,
which Vincenzo Bellini composed
for the occasion.

Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
(Roncole PR - October 10th, 1813
Milano - January 27th, 1901).

Arturo Toscanini
Arturo Toscanini
(Parma - March 25th, 1867
Riverdale NY - January 16th, 1957).

 

REACHING PARMA

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Parma is located in Emilia Romagna, Italy, approximately 90 km northwest of Bologna, 110 km southeast of Milan (Lombardia).

You can reach Parma by car, by train or by plane.

By car
BY CAR

 

Parma can be reached by car driving A1 and A15 highways.

  • If you arrive driving on A1 Highway (Autostrada), exit at the Parma exit (not Parma Ovest!).
  • If you arrive driving on highway A15 (Autostrada) A15, exit at the Fornovo exit and turn right to reach Parma.

For further information, please visit “Società Autostrade” web site.

Società Autostrade Logo

By Train
BY TRAIN

 

Parma has a railway station on the line connecting Milan, Turin and Genoa to Bologna.

You can obtain more detailed information about the official train timetable visiting Italian Railways web site

Italian Railways Logo

By Plane
BY PLANE

 

Landing in ...

Parma ~ Bologna ~ Milano Malpensa ~ Milano Linate

A SHORT HISTORY OF PARMA

From the 4th century BC to actual days, the history of Parma can be summarized in eight historical periods:

- ANCIENT PARMA

- MEDIEVAL PARMA

- PARMA AND THE SIGNORIA

- THE FARNESE FAMILY

- THE BOURBONS

- MARIE LOUISE

- THE RETURN OF THE BOURBONS

- MODERN PARMA

 

Clic on each period to read the related history of Parma

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2009-02-03 3:07 PM
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