Talking Teens is a technologically innovative idea to give voice to the statues, the silent inhabitants of the city, allowing tourists to know in an alternative and playful way the rich monumental heritage of Parma.
The project conceived by Paola Greci, involved pupils of Parma high schools who under the leadership of a Scientific Committee have developed the text of the talking statues whose voices have been lent by a large number of important actors of the Italian theatre and cinema.
A route through 16 statues of Parma’s squares and gardens : Arianna, Gruppo del Sileno, Giuseppe Verdi (that has 2 statues), Vittorio Bottego, La Vittoria, Il Parmigianino, Enzo Sicuri, Il Partigiano, Padre Lino, Filippo Corridoni, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Il Correggio, Ercole e Anteo sia Arturo Toscanini.
16 Staues come to life through a phone call or QR code that the passer-by activates by dialing the phone number present at the statues or even through app, you can download from the store :
The full route of 16 statues is about 4 km to walk (around 3 hours) or by bicycle the typical means of transport of the inhabitants of Parma, while the circuit of the old town that includes 9 statues is about 1 km (around 1 hour).
The phone call is either in Italian or English and the instructions present at each statue are also in braille for the blind.