A friendly city for modern living
Busy, but not chaotic; tidy but not boring, beautiful, Parma is an ideal place to live in. This nice medium-sized city of about 196,000 inhabitants is located in the Emilia-Romagna region, in the North of Italy, enclosed by the charming plains of the Po river to the North and by the woods of the Apennines to the South.
In Parma, the high quality of living is immediately perceivable thanks to its florid economic activities, its excellent food industry and the Emilian way of life. Nevertheless, Parma is also famous for its art and history, with its marvelous Cathedral and Baptistery and the masterpieces of the local painters Correggio and Parmigianino.
Parma is welcoming and friendly, a city where life is easy-going and the bycicle is the perfect means to move around: just have a ride or a stroll through the charming streets of the city centre with their fashionable shops and cafés to enjoy this lovely atmosphere!
Much to see, do, and discover
A city immersed in art, Parma offers a wide range of cultural and entertainment opportunities all year round: about twenty theatres and cinemas, exhibitions, events, museums, art galleries,...and last, but not least, concerts and music performances at its magnificent and renowned Teatro Regio opera house.
Music has a leading role in the city, especially for opera and the composer Giuseppe Verdi, who was born near Parma. To celebrate its great Maestro, every year Parma organizes the Verdi Festival offering a full programme of concerts and performances, as well as meetings and workshops dedicated to Verdi's music.
International jazz and theatre festivals, rock concerts, art shows and galleries are always available to attend. Just choose any of the events that Parma offers throughout the year and you will realize that cultural life never stops.
Let us not forget the last important acknowledgements obtained by Parma: the label of "Creative City of Gastronomy" awarded bt the UNESCO in 2015, and the title of "Capital of Culture 2020", obtained in February 2018.