Parma Golosa have run food tours in the province of Parma for over a decade now and do find out more about visiting producers of parmigiano reggiano cheese, traditional balsamic vinegar and Parma ham below.
But the company can also help you enjoy to the full a stay in the city of Parma.
The Classic City Tour will take you on a fascinating journey which combines history, architecture and flavors. You will visit the Teatro Farnese, Baptistery and Cathedral, as well as shopping zone.
In particular, via Farini which can be described as a world within a city, noted for its wine shops, ham shops, chocolate bars (drinking chocolate that is!) and cappuccino joints.
A tour may also take in Trattoria Tribunale, one of the best places to eat in Parma and with great reviews.
Read more on the Parma Golosa Italian Food and Wine Blog.
From the above website we learnt the following about Parma’s Art.
Parmigianino Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola (11 January 1503 – 24 August 1540), also known as Francesco Mazzola or more commonly as Parmigianino (a nickname meaning “the little one from Parma”) or sometimes “Parmigiano”, was a prominent Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker active in Florence,Rome, Bologna, and his native city of Parma. Parmigianino was the eighth child of Filippo Mazzola, a painter also known as Filippo dell’ Erbette, and Maria di ser Guglielmo. His father died of the plague two years after Parmigianino’s birth, and the children were raised by their uncles, Michele and Pier Ilario, who according to Vasari were modestly talented artists. In 1515, his uncle received a commission from Nicolo Zangrandi for the decoration of a chapel in San Giovanni Evangelista; a work later completed by a young Parmigianino.