Parma is located in the centre of Northern Italy. This city is the small Italian capital of music, food, art and culture.
The historical city centre, elegant and sophisticated, hosts beautiful museums and monuments and masterpieces of architecture such as the Cathedral in roman style, the Baptistery beyond the city.
The province is full of castles and fortified mansions offering a countryside both intense and evocative, thanks to autumnal colours of the Apennine to the gentle rolling hills.
Within its territory many typical cheeses are produced as well as famous seasoned meats, top quality mushrooms and truffles, as well as wines and liqueurs that you will taste and appreciate during your stay.
HOW TO REACH PARMA
Parma is located in Northern Italy, about 100 km from Milan, it is easily reachable by car, train or plane.
If you choose to arrive:
By car take Motorway A1 Milan-Bologna (exit Parma) and A15 Parma-La Spezia/Genoa (exit Parma Ovest). – www.autostrade.it
By train – Most of trains travelling on the Milan-Bologna line stop in Parma as well as those on Turin-Bologna and Genoa-Bologna lines. Rome and Florence are well connected thanks to high-speed trains in 3.30 hours (Rome) and 1,45 hour (Florence). – www.ferroviedellostato.it
By plane – Parma Airport www.parma-airport.it is only 5 minutes away from the city centre, which is easily reachable by taxi (approximately 15 € phone +39 0521 252562) and by bus number 6 (every 30 minutes, appr. 2,00 € tickets on board www.tep.pr.it ). Parma is also close to Milan Malpensa Airport (180Km), Milan Linate Airport (120Km) and Bologna Airport (90Km).
The strategic position of Parma allows to reach in short time several cities (Venice, Florence, Ferrara, Verona, Mantua, Turin as well as the Ligurian and Adriatic coastlines, Garda Lake and the mountains).
BOLOGNA – 90 km
By car: 1 hour
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed trains, travel time 50 min
MILAN – 120 km
By car: 1 hour 15
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed trains, travel time 1 hour 15
FLORENCE – 200 km
By car: 2 hours
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed trains, travel time 2 hours
VENICE – 250 km
By car: 3 hours
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed trains, travel time 3 hours
ROME – 450 km
By car: 4 hours
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed trains, travel time 3 hours 30
LIGURIAN/TIRRENIAN coastlines – 120 km
By car: 1 hour 30
By train: connections direct every day with, travel time 2 hours