Spezieria di San Giovanni
The Spezieria di San Giovanni is the monastery’s ancient pharmacy, which still has its original interior.
Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista
This abbey church rises directly behind the Duomo and is attached to a monastery. Its 16th-century facade is mannerist (the...
Overshadowing even the cathedral, the octagonal pink-marble baptistery on the south side of the piazza is one of the most important such...
An ultramodern cafe in historic digs next to the Batisttero. Here you can collapse into round futuristic sofas or perch on Ikea-style...
Lonely Planet review
Another daring Romanesque beauty? Well, yes and no. Consecrated in 1106, Parma cathedral's facade is classic Lombard-Romanesque, but inside, the gilded pulpit and ornate lamp-holders scream baroque. Take note: there are some genuine treasures here.
Up in the dome, Antonio da Correggio's Assunzione della Vergine (Assumption of the Virgin) is a kaleidoscopic swirl of cherubims and whirling angels, while down in the southern transept, Benedetto Antelami's Deposizione (Descent from the Cross; 1178) relief is considered a masterpiece of its type.