Have you decided to come and visit Parma in one day, how to see the city and find out how much it has to offer? First of all there is the Parma City Tour, a guided tour with daily departure from the tourist office of Piazza Garibaldi, the heart of the city, available in English and Italian which includes a two-hour walk with explanations of the main monuments and squares of the city and the entry into two of the most representative places of Parma, the imposing Cathedral and the wonderful Baptistery.
The appointment is therefore every day from Monday to Sunday at 11.00, with a reply on Saturday afternoon at 15.30. You will thus become acquainted with the city that will present itself through a guide and its explanations of the square and the marvelous buildings that overlook it. The itinerary will continue touching the most suggestive views and places of the center, immersing yourself in the history and beauty of Parma listening to the wisdom and knowledge of the tourist guide that will accompany you. The focal point of the visit is the entrance into the most representative religious buildings of Parma that make Piazza Duomo one of the most beautiful Romanesque squares: the entrance to the Cathedral and the Baptistery will allow you to discover the masterpieces of two artists, Correggio and Antelami, who have helped make Parma a little gem.
The duration of the Parma City Tour is about two hours, but your day in Parma can continue with many other unforgettable experiences.
Do not forget, first of all, the gourmet side of our city: the Parma City Tour ends at around 1.00 pm, just in time for lunch! Now you just have to choose between one of the restaurants in the historic center of Parma City of Gastronomy and be pampered by the delights of the chefs and the food and wine excellences of our territory. With your stomach full your afternoon can continue in the name of art and culture.
Not to be missed is the visit to the Monumental Complex of the Pilotta Palace, a casket overlooking the torrent Parma and the Park Ducale that contains real treasures, which can be visited with a single ticket: the Farnese Theater, the National Gallery, the Archaeological Museum. A few steps from the Pilotta Palace, Renaissance art lovers can not miss a visit to the Chamber of the Abbess in the former Convent of San Paolo: a visit with the nose upward to admire the beautiful frescoes that decorate the vault of the room.
And before leaving, do not forget to bring some Parma with you! Admire the windows of the gastronomy and shops of Parma City of Gastronomy that winking attract you with their tasty proposals on display. Choose between Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, Salame Felino, Spalla Cotta di San Secondo, Culatello di Zibello, anolini or tortelli ready to cook, Vini dei Colli di Parma, candied violets and many other products that will leave you a languid memory of Parma. And if the weather is tight and you can not do everything, you just have to … come back!
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