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Sightseeing in Parma - what to see. Complete travel guide

This is one of the most popular resorts of Italy, a beautiful old city full of attractions and hospitality. Fascinating tours to the remarkable places remain among the most popular entertainments for tourists.
1. Prudent tourists are recommended to buy foods at open markets as in this case the cost of goods will be considerably lower than supermarkets will offer. Shop-a-holics should pay … Open
Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral is considered the symbol of the city. The construction of the church started in 1092. Its facade is decorated with elegant marble, and inner rooms are decorated with frescoes. In the cathedral you will find several sculptures of angels, which are nowadays considered museum rarities. Another significant building is the ducal palace named Palazzo della Pilotta. At first glance the palace looks like a typical medieval building, but if you get inside, you'll be amazed by the large number of crossed corridors and stairs. The palace is still decorated with fine furniture and sculptures, so visitors will definitely have things to see that during the excursion.
In Parma is located one of the largest theaters in the country - Farnese Theatre. It can seat more than 4 thousand spectators; amazingly beautiful inner decoration of the hall is a true example of sophistication and style. The church of San Giovanni Evangelista is the best example of renaissance architecture. The facade of the building and its rooms are decorated with paintings by Correggio and Parmigianino, which was created in the 15th century. Your trip to Bodoni Museum of History and Art of Printing will become one of the most exciting excursions. Besides a large collection of printed accessories the museum exhibits a large collection of ancient manuscripts. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The best season to visit Parma is considered to be September as the tourist destination holds the brightest and greatest gastronomy event in this month named the Festival of Parma Ham. … Open
In addition to sightseeing you should definitely visit the local restaurants. Traditional Italian dishes are served in Al Tramezzino, while the best seafood dishes will be found in Cantinetta. The lovers of Mexican cuisine should move their feet to Cinco de Mayo.
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Map of all castles
Castles in Parma and around
♥   Castle 'Cittadella di Parma' Parma, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Montechiarugolo' Montechiarugolo, 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Felino Castle' Felino, 14.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Salame di Felina' Castelnovo Monti, 14.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Sanvitale' Fontanellato, 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Parma
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 46.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Cinque Terre' , 89.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all galleries
Art galleries in/around Parma
♥   Art gallery 'Pinacoteca Stuard' Parma, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Galleria Nazionale di Parma' Parma, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Palazzo della Pilotta' Parma, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art gallery 'Museo archeologico nazionale di Parma' Parma, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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From the series “The oldest inhabited cities on the planet”
Among the major historical symbols of Mantova, the Cathedral is noteworthy. That’s a project created by the great architect Giulio Romano in the 16th century. The ancient city also has an artistic symbol, the image of the jester Rigoletto. You can see a monument to this character of Victor Hugo play on one of the picturesque squares. Mantova certainly appeals to those who are fond of culture and art of past years, as the city is literally soaked with atmosphere of romance, mystery and inspiration. … Read further
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