Attractions

Top Choice Christian Site in Parma

Battistero

Overshadowing even the cathedral, the octagonal pink-marble baptistery on the south side of the piazza is one of the most important such structures in Italy. Its architecture is a hybrid of Romanesque and Gothic, an…
Top Choice Cathedral in Parma

Duomo

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…
Top Choice Gallery in Parma

Galleria Nazionale

The Galleria Nazionale displays Parma’s main art collection. Alongside works by local artists Correggio and Parmigianino, you’ll find paintings by Fra Angelico, Canaletto and sometimes El Greco. Before you get to th…
Museum in Parma

Palazzo della Pilotta

Looming over the manicured lawns and modern fountains of Piazza della Pace, this monumental palace is hard to miss. Supposedly named after the Spanish ball game of pelota that was once played within its walls, it wa…
Piazza in Parma

Piazza del Duomo

Flanked by a harmonious trio of buildings – the Duomo, campanile and baptistry – Parma's cathedral square is one of the city's most elegant public spaces.
Church in Parma

Chiesa & Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista

Directly behind the Duomo, this abbey church is noteworthy for its 16th-century mannerist facade and Correggio's magnificent frescoed dome, which was highly influential for its time and inspired many later works. Th…
Museum in Parma

Pinacoteca Stuard

Giuseppe Stuard was a 19th-century Parmese art collector who amassed 500 years worth of epoch-defining art linking the Tuscan masters of the 1300s to the novecento romantics. In 2002 the collection was moved into a …
Piazza in Parma

Piazza Garibaldi

On the site of the ancient Roman forum, Piazza Garibaldi is Parma's cobbled hub bisected by the city's main east–west artery, Via Mazzini, and its continuation, Strada della Repubblica. On the square's north side, t…
Theatre in Parma

Teatro Farnese

Rebuilt to original plans after WWII bombing, this stunning theatre is almost entirely made out of wood. The great Monteverdi, frustrated by the theatre's acoustic problems before its inaugural event in 1628, was fo…
Park in Parma

Parco della Cittadella

Parma's favourite city park is set inside a cinematic 16th century pentagonal fortress surrounded by an intact 10m-high wall. Restored and made into a park in 2009, it's a great spot for picnics, adventures with kid…