Living in Parma

Parma is a city in northern Italy situated in a wonderful area, surrounded by parks, vineyards, lakes and ancient castles. It is a particularly rich destination from the cultural point of view, not far from important cities such as Milan and Bologna.

University of Parma

The University of Parma focuses its offices in the city and offers both humanistic and scientific training courses, with a wide range ranging from agriculture and architecture to psychology and political science. University Masters, advanced and training courses, specialization schools and research doctorates. The University of Parma supports an apprenticeship, orientation and training service in order to favor employment in companies and public bodies. Thanks to the Erasmus project, Parma is populated by students from all over the world.

Parma and the Lands of Giuseppe Verdi ...

The countryside around the Po, Roncole, Busseto, Madonna dei Prati, Sant’Agata. A little further on, Fidenza, Soragna, Zibello. And in the end, almost unreachable, the city. Parma and Giuseppe Verdi's lands are all around here. The Master in life has traveled the world and rests in Milan: but then it is in this plain handkerchief that he has always returned. And we start from here. As a soundtrack there is no doubt: the overture of the "Force of Destiny" is what it takes. The city must be faced calmly: and the best means is the bicycle. Here between Parma and the lands of Giuseppe Verdi everything is flat, distances are reduced, the wind is not opposed. On one side the Palazzo della Pilotta, with the National gallery and above all the Farnese theater, a dream in wood and grace that survived centuries and bombs, and on the other the diptych Duomo and Battistero. Then all that remains is to stop in one of the many clubs in the center or to wander aimlessly through the streets.

EFSA – European Food Safety Authority

The Parma 2020 program: Culture beats time, as a result of the listening process, consists of a pilot project, structured on four pillars, and of what have been called contemporary workshops - ten workshop sites, seven exhibitions and five productions - involving cities and territory, up to the Emilia Tourist District. A project that gathers and enhances the infrastructural and strategic vision results that have characterized the last few years and will chacterize the five to come.

The thermal waters of Salsomaggiore Terme

and its wellness centers are among the most renowned and important in Europe. Salsomaggiore City of health and sport also offers great opportunities for athletes practicing any sport.

Food valley

To discover the main products of the territory famous all over the world: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parma Ham, D.O.C. of the Parma Hills such as Lambrusco and Malvasia and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Parma is the undisputed capital of the Food Valley. The flagships of the territory are numerous like the Salame di Felino and the black truffle of Fragno to pass to other more famous ones such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello di Zibello, which have become the symbol of a historical tradition that you can boast the title of Italian ambassador. To deepen the knowledge of the Food Valley's taste treasures, the Food Museums have been established; in addition to enhancing individual products and the local economy, these extraordinary places contribute to giving value to the entire area and to promoting food and wine tourism