Parma 2020 is the big timetable that the Farnese city is planning for its year as Italian Capital of Culture.
A culture that you can breathe in the streets, in museums, theaters and libraries, but also in schools and homes of Parma’s people, who have decided to become ambassadors of their city for this great event.
What to see in Parma?
If ever it was need, here are 20 reasons to come to visit, and love, Parma.
Pilotta Palace and Farnese Theatre
The imposing palace – symbol of the Ducal power of the Farnese Family – houses the precious masterpieces of the National Gallery of Parma, the ancient artifacts of the National Archaeological Museum, the historic volumes of the Palatine Library and the Farnese Theater, a spectacular setting that still preserves the memory of the sumptuous court life of the Farnese Dukes.
Originally called Nuovo Ducale Theater, it is the temple of music that intimidates also the great artists, willed by the Duchess Marie Louise, wife of Napoleon, and inaugurated after only 8 years of construction work.
The types of Giambattista Bodoni
The Scapiliata by Leonardo Da Vinci
A work on which art historians agree in defining a unicum in the Master’s production. After the loan to the Louvre for the exhibition that celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of the genius born in Vinci (Tuscany), it will return to be admired in the Pinacoteca from March, completing the itinerary #inEmiliaRomagna on the traces of Leonardo.
Correggio and Parmigianino
The Cathedral and the Baptistery
For 900 years the Cathedral has been a place of art, history and sacredness with evidence of Romanesque art, while the Baptistery is a symbol of the transition from the late Romanesque to the Gothic style.
Colorno Palace and ALMA School
Giuseppe Verdi and Busseto
Prosciutto di Parma DOP
The Old Hospital
The Parma's cuisine
Parmigiano Reggiano DOP
The Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza
Over 30 castles, fortresses and palaces for a journey through time from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, from the Baroque to the Age of Enlightenment, from the romantic 19th century to the Belle Epoque, up to the 20th century.
A man with a strong character and closely linked to his territory who, starting from his small world in the Bassa, has arrived at the great globalized world, given that he is one of the most sold Italian authors and by far the most translated (in 142 languages).
Ducal Park and Palace
Culatello di Zibello DOP
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