Parma and the surrounding areas are home to natural and artistic beauties and cradle of famous people. An ideal destination for short or long breaks in all seasons. Parma offers high quality accommodation combined with world famous great food and wine tradition.

For nature lovers, sport enthusiasts and visitors wishing to relax the province of Parma offers high quality accommodation facilities immersed in the charming local natural environment and organises a great number of sporting initiatives and folklore festivals.

The Culatello di Zibello route

The Culatello di Zibello Route covers about 90 kilometres between the via Emilia and the Po River in the so called “Bassa” or plain; this route is rich in art and history and is surrounded by a peculiar natural environment made of fogs and atmospheres.
A land that lies between the main bank of the “Great Po River”, the place where the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi was born, lived and composed unrepeatable lyrics and the home town of Giovannino Guareschi whose pen gave life to the stories of Peppone and Don Camillo.

A land which, like a precious treasure chest, preserves nature, history and culture but also one of the richest and most tasty gastronomic traditions of the whole region.

For this reason, sumptuous mansions like the Reggia di Colorno or the Rocca di Fontanellato can be found in the land of the Culatello di Zibello and Parmigiano-Reggiano, undisputed kings of cold meats and cheeses. Here the arias and memories of Verdi accompany raised glasses of sparkling Fortana del Taro wine.

Exquisite castles like Soragna, San Secondo and Roccabianca, are the backdrop to meals of cooked shoulder ham and other delicious cold meats. Using Guareschi’s words “a small world” made of vivid memories and tastes to be slowly visited and discovered, one step at a time. (italian)


The Wine and Dine Route of the Hills of Parma runs along one hundred kilometres in the hills west of Parma, in the part of the province between the Taro Valley to the west and the Enza Valley to the east, up to the border with the land of Matilde di Canossa in the province of Reggio Emilia. The itinerary unfolds in a land rich in natural parks, Spas and Romanesque churches along the Via Francigena.

This area is the heart of the “food valley” of Parma where world famous products of excellence like Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano are combined with Malvasia and other Doc (controlled denomination of origin) wines from the Hills of Parma. And not to forget: the salame di Felino, the coppa di Parma and the black truffle from Fragno. (italian)


The Porcino Mushroom Route of Borgotaro is an itinerary that mainly runs in the upper Taro valley and for a short part in the beginning of the Baganza Valley.
The food and wine route starts in Berceto, one of the oldest mountain villages, and runs through the woods and valleys of the Parma Apennines offering amazing views and breathtaking sceneries.

This is the kingdom of the Porcino Mushroom (Boletus edulis) of Borgotaro. This mushroom is the king of this Route and of local dishes; and not to forget other delicacies like the cold meats, jams, liqueurs and savoury flans combined with natural produce such as truffles and wild berries.

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