Parma Province

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Location of Emilia-Romagna
Area: 22,124 km²
Population: 4.2m
Density: 189/km²
Capital: Bologna

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Bologna
    • Anzola dell'Emilia
      Argelato
      Baricella
      Bazzano
      Bentivoglio
      Bologna
      Borgo Tossignano
      Budrio
      Calderara di Reno
      Camugnano
      Casalecchio di Reno
      Casalfiumanese
      Castel d'Aiano
      Castel del Rio
      Castel di Casio
      Castel Guelfo di Bologna
      Castel Maggiore
      Castel San Pietro Terme
      Castello d'Argile
      Castello di Serravalle
      Castenaso
      Castiglione dei Pepoli
      Crespellano
      Crevalcore
      Dozza
      Fontanelice
      Gaggio Montano
      Galliera
      Granaglione
      Granarolo dell'Emilia
      Grizzana Morandi
      Imola
      Lizzano in Belvedere
      Loiano
      Malalbergo
      Marzabotto
      Medicina
      Minerbio
      Molinella
      Monghidoro
      Monte San Pietro
      Monterenzio
      Monteveglio
      Monzuno
      Mordano
      Ozzano dell'Emilia
      Pianoro
      Pieve di Cento
      Porretta Terme
      Sala Bolognese
      San Benedetto Val di Sambro
      San Giorgio di Piano
      San Giovanni in Persiceto
      San Lazzaro di Savena
      San Pietro in Casale
      Sant'Agata Bolognese
      Sasso Marconi
      Savigno
      Vergato
      Zola Predosa

  • Ferrara
    • Argenta
      Berra
      Bondeno
      Cento
      Codigoro
      Comacchio
      Copparo
      Ferrara
      Formignana
      Goro
      Jolanda di Savoia
      Lagosanto
      Masi Torello
      Massa Fiscaglia
      Mesola
      Migliarino
      Migliaro
      Mirabello
      Ostellato
      Poggio Renatico
      Portomaggiore
      Ro
      Sant'Agostino
      Tresigallo
      Vigarano Mainarda
      Voghiera

  • Forlì-Cesena
    • Bagno di Romagna
      Bertinoro
      Borghi
      Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole
      Cesena
      Cesenatico
      Civitella di Romagna
      Dovadola
      Forlì
      Forlimpopoli
      Galeata
      Gambettola
      Gatteo
      Longiano
      Meldola
      Mercato Saraceno
      Modigliana
      Montiano
      Portico e San Benedetto
      Predappio
      Premilcuore
      Rocca San Casciano
      Roncofreddo
      San Mauro Pascoli
      Santa Sofia
      Sarsina
      Savignano sul Rubicone
      Sogliano al Rubicone
      Tredozio
      Verghereto

  • Modena
    • Bastiglia
      Bomporto
      Campogalliano
      Camposanto
      Carpi
      Castelfranco Emilia
      Castelnuovo Rangone
      Castelvetro di Modena
      Cavezzo
      Concordia sulla Secchia
      Fanano
      Finale Emilia
      Fiorano Modenese
      Fiumalbo
      Formigine
      Frassinoro
      Guiglia
      Lama Mocogno
      Maranello
      Marano sul Panaro
      Medolla
      Mirandola
      Modena
      Montecreto
      Montefiorino
      Montese
      Nonantola
      Novi di Modena
      Palagano
      Pavullo nel Frignano
      Pievepelago
      Polinago
      Prignano sulla Secchia
      Ravarino
      Riolunato
      San Cesario sul Panaro
      San Felice sul Panaro
      San Possidonio
      San Prospero
      Sassuolo
      Savignano sul Panaro
      Serramazzoni
      Sestola
      Soliera
      Spilamberto
      Vignola
      Zocca

  • Parma
    • Albareto
      Bardi
      Bedonia
      Berceto
      Bore
      Borgo Val di Taro
      Busseto
      Calestano
      Collecchio
      Colorno
      Compiano
      Corniglio
      Felino
      Fidenza
      Fontanellato
      Fontevivo
      Fornovo di Taro
      Langhirano
      Lesignano de' Bagni
      Medesano
      Mezzani
      Monchio delle Corti
      Montechiarugolo
      Neviano degli Arduini
      Noceto
      Palanzano
      Parma
      Pellegrino Parmense
      Polesine Parmense
      Roccabianca
      Sala Baganza
      Salsomaggiore Terme
      San Secondo Parmense
      Sissa
      Solignano
      Soragna
      Sorbolo
      Terenzo
      Tizzano Val Parma
      Tornolo
      Torrile
      Traversetolo
      Trecasali
      Valmozzola
      Varano de' Melegari
      Varsi
      Zibello

  • Piacenza
    • Agazzano
      Alseno
      Besenzone
      Bettola
      Bobbio
      Borgonovo Val Tidone
      Cadeo
      Calendasco
      Caminata
      Caorso
      Carpaneto Piacentino
      Castel San Giovanni
      Castell'Arquato
      Castelvetro Piacentino
      Cerignale
      Coli
      Corte Brugnatella
      Cortemaggiore
      Farini
      Ferriere
      Fiorenzuola d'Arda
      Gazzola
      Gossolengo
      Gragnano Trebbiense
      Gropparello
      Lugagnano Val D'Arda
      Monticelli d'Ongina
      Morfasso
      Nibbiano
      Ottone
      Pecorara
      Piacenza
      Pianello Val Tidone
      Piozzano
      Podenzano
      Ponte dell'Olio
      Pontenure
      Rivergaro
      Rottofreno
      San Giorgio Piacentino
      San Pietro in Cerro
      Sarmato
      Travo
      Vernasca
      Vigolzone
      Villanova sull'Arda
      Zerba
      Ziano Piacentino

  • Ravenna
    • Alfonsine
      Bagnacavallo
      Bagnara di Romagna
      Brisighella
      Casola Valsenio
      Castel Bolognese
      Cervia
      Conselice
      Cotignola
      Faenza
      Fusignano
      Lugo
      Massa Lombarda
      Ravenna
      Riolo Terme
      Russi
      Sant'Agata sul Santerno
      Solarolo

  • Reggio Emilia
    • Albinea
      Bagnolo in Piano
      Baiso
      Bibbiano
      Boretto
      Brescello
      Busana
      Cadelbosco di Sopra
      Campagnola Emilia
      Campegine
      Canossa
      Carpineti
      Casalgrande
      Casina
      Castellarano
      Castelnovo di Sotto
      Castelnovo ne' Monti
      Cavriago
      Collagna
      Correggio
      Fabbrico
      Gattatico
      Gualtieri
      Guastalla
      Ligonchio
      Luzzara
      Montecchio Emilia
      Novellara
      Poviglio
      Quattro Castella
      Ramiseto
      Reggio Emilia
      Reggiolo
      Rio Saliceto
      Rolo
      Rubiera
      San Martino in Rio
      San Polo d'Enza
      Sant'Ilario d'Enza
      Scandiano
      Toano
      Vetto
      Vezzano sul Crostolo
      Viano
      Villa Minozzo

  • Rimini
    • Bellaria-Igea Marina
      Casteldelci
      Cattolica
      Coriano
      Gemmano
      Maiolo
      Misano Adriatico
      Mondaino
      Monte Colombo
      Montefiore Conca
      Montegridolfo
      Montescudo
      Morciano di Romagna
      Novafeltria
      Pennabilli
      Poggio Berni
      Riccione
      Rimini
      Saludecio
      San Clemente
      San Giovanni in Marignano
      San Leo
      Sant'Agata Feltria
      Santarcangelo di Romagna
      Talamello
      Torriana
      Verucchio

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Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna
The Province of Parma covers an area of 3,449 sq.km. and borders the province of Reggio Emilia to the east, the province of Piacenza to the west, the region of Lombardy to the north and the region of Liguria to the south west.

Parma Province
Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

In the north it borders the Po river so is largely flat with expansive plains, the central part is hilly which in turn leads to the Apennine mountains in the south. The whole province is dotted with picturesque villages, castles, churches and ancient buildings.

This province is best known for its food, in particular Parma Ham and Parmesan Cheese. The two large Italian food companies Barilla and Parmalat are both based here.

Parma
Parma is the capital city of the province of Parma in the region of Emilia Romagna. The city is divided into two halves by a river, the Torrente Parma, and is most famous for its production of Prosciutto di Parma (known as Parma ham in the UK) and Parmesan cheese. It also has stunning architecture, is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has a wonderful history of music.

It is home to the University of Parma which was founded in the year 1117 making it one of the oldest universities in the world.

Parma is full of beautiful buildings of all types and ages and more than one day would be needed to visit them all.

The construction of Parma Cathedral began in 1059, it was consecrated in 1106 and it is an important example of the Romanesque style. The main feature of the interior is the fresco of the Assumption of the Virgin which was painted by Antonio da Correggio on the ceiling of the dome between 1526 and 1530.


Parma Cathedral

Adjacent to the cathedral stand the Baptistery of Parma which is considered to be one of the most important Medieval monuments in Europe.

San Giovanni Evangelista is a church and part of a complex which includes a Benedictine convent. It was originally constructed in the 10th century but was rebuilt in 1498 after the whole complex was damaged by fire. The bell tower is 75 meters high making it the tallest in Parma.

The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Steccatais a Renaissance church built in the Greek-cross design. The building started in 1521 and the church was finally consecrated in 1539. In the crypt there are tombs containing 26 members of the Farnese family and a crystal urn in which there is the heart of Charles III, Duke of Parma.

The church of San Paolo was built in the 11th centur and was a former Benedictine Convent.

The church of San Francesco del Prato is a 13th century Gothic church which was used as a jail from the Napoleonic era until 1990s.

Other churches of interest are the Romanesque, 12th century Santa Croce. San Sepolcro (1275), Santa Maria del Quartiere built on a strange hexagonal plan and San Rocco.

    The Palazzo della Pilotta was built in 1583 during the final years of the reign of Duke Ottavio Farnese. It is now home to the following facilities:

  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Scuola d'arte Toschi
  • Palatine Library
  • Museo Bodoniano
  • Teatro Farnese

The Ducal Palace was built in 1561 for Duke Ottavio Farnese on the area of the former Sforza castle. It was later enlarged in the 17th century and again in the 18th century. It is annexed to the Ducal Park which was turned into a French-style garden in 1749.

Other interesting palaces are the Palazzo del Comune (1627), the 13th century Palazzo del Governatore, the Bishop's Palace (1055) and Ospedale Vecchio which is now houses the State archives and is the Communal Library.

The Cittadella is a large fortress erected in the 16th century close to the old walls.

The Pons Lapidis is a Roman structure in stone dating back to the reign of Augustus.

The Orto Botanico di Parma is a botanical garden which is maintained by the University of Parma.

The Teatro Regio, built in the early 19th century has a Neo-Classical façade and is the city's opera house.

Fidenza
The most prominent and famous building in Fidenza is the 12th century Cathedral which is an excellent example of the Lombard-Romanesque churches of northern Italy. It has a simple, well proportioned interior which has not been altered or ruined by the many restorations. The statue of the apostle Simon Peter at the front of the cathedral is pointing in the direction of Rome with his right hand and holding an inscripition in his left hand saying 'I show you the way to Rome'. This statue is considered to be one of the first road signs.


Fidenza Cathedral - Photo: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

The medieval Palazzo Comunale was first mentioned in 1191 but the current structure was is a 14th century restoration. A new façade was added in the 19th century after the building was being destroyed by Spanish and French troops.

The Porta San Donnino is the only surviving gate in the remains of the medieval town near the cathedral.

Bedonia
The town of Bedonia is only a few kilometres from the border of the region of Liguria and the influence of this can be seen by the typical coloured buildings of that area.


Bedonia

Inside the Basilica of San Marco which was built in 1846 is a Planetarium and a Museum of Natural History as well as a Art Gallery and a huge National Library.

The Baroque church of Sant'Antonino is an interesting piece of architecure.

The Sanctuary of the Madonna di S. Marco built in 1939 contains a wooden statue of the Madonna with child which was created in 1531.

Bardi
This small town is completely dominated by the monumental Landi Castle which is built on a shaft of red jasper rock. The castle was built in the 9th century and in the 16th century it was turned into a luxurious mansion by Federico Landi. Today it houses the Museum of the Valley Civilization and the Museum of Wildlife and Poaching.

    Other interesting buildings in the town are:

  • The church of San Giovanni Battista built in the 16th century and is now the parish church.
  • The Oratory of Santa Maria delle Grazie which was built in the 13th century and extensively restored in 1621.
  • The Country church of San Siro and the 20th century Memorial Chapel of the Arandora Star.
    Busseto
    Busseto is an ancient town dating back to the 10th century. This small town is famous as it became the home of the composer Giuseppe Verdi who was born in the nearby village of Le Roncole in 1813 but moved to the town in 1824. There are many sites associated with him which can be seen in Busseto and the village of Le Roncole which include:

  • A statue of Verdi in the town centre.
  • Teatro Verdi.
  • Verdi's house at Sant'Agata.
  • The house where Verdi was born in nearby Le Roncole.

11th century fortress, Busseto
    Other interesting sights in the town are:

  • The 'Rocco' which is an 11th century fortress which still has the original keep and main tower.
  • Casa Barezzi which is located in the main square and is the house where a young Verdi gave his first performance in 1830. A portrait of him and several of his letters are on display.
  • Palazzo Orlandi is the house which Verdi bought in 1845.
  • The churches of Santa Maria degli Angeli and San Michele Arcangelo.

Colorno
The main point of interest in Colorno si the Ducal Palace which was built in the 18th century for the Farnese family.

The Aranciaia was erected in 1710 by duke Francesco Farnese as a place of shelter for the all the orange and lemon trees used to decorate the Ducal Palace. It was designed by Ferdinando Galli Bibiena.

Salsomaggiore Terme
This is a very popular Spa town with strongly saline water.

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Emilia-Romagna Information
Location of Emilia-Romagna
Area: 22,124 km²
Population: 4.2m
Density: 189/km²
Capital: Bologna

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Bologna
    • Anzola dell'Emilia
      Argelato
      Baricella
      Bazzano
      Bentivoglio
      Bologna
      Borgo Tossignano
      Budrio
      Calderara di Reno
      Camugnano
      Casalecchio di Reno
      Casalfiumanese
      Castel d'Aiano
      Castel del Rio
      Castel di Casio
      Castel Guelfo di Bologna
      Castel Maggiore
      Castel San Pietro Terme
      Castello d'Argile
      Castello di Serravalle
      Castenaso
      Castiglione dei Pepoli
      Crespellano
      Crevalcore
      Dozza
      Fontanelice
      Gaggio Montano
      Galliera
      Granaglione
      Granarolo dell'Emilia
      Grizzana Morandi
      Imola
      Lizzano in Belvedere
      Loiano
      Malalbergo
      Marzabotto
      Medicina
      Minerbio
      Molinella
      Monghidoro
      Monte San Pietro
      Monterenzio
      Monteveglio
      Monzuno
      Mordano
      Ozzano dell'Emilia
      Pianoro
      Pieve di Cento
      Porretta Terme
      Sala Bolognese
      San Benedetto Val di Sambro
      San Giorgio di Piano
      San Giovanni in Persiceto
      San Lazzaro di Savena
      San Pietro in Casale
      Sant'Agata Bolognese
      Sasso Marconi
      Savigno
      Vergato
      Zola Predosa

  • Ferrara
    • Argenta
      Berra
      Bondeno
      Cento
      Codigoro
      Comacchio
      Copparo
      Ferrara
      Formignana
      Goro
      Jolanda di Savoia
      Lagosanto
      Masi Torello
      Massa Fiscaglia
      Mesola
      Migliarino
      Migliaro
      Mirabello
      Ostellato
      Poggio Renatico
      Portomaggiore
      Ro
      Sant'Agostino
      Tresigallo
      Vigarano Mainarda
      Voghiera

  • Forlì-Cesena
    • Bagno di Romagna
      Bertinoro
      Borghi
      Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole
      Cesena
      Cesenatico
      Civitella di Romagna
      Dovadola
      Forlì
      Forlimpopoli
      Galeata
      Gambettola
      Gatteo
      Longiano
      Meldola
      Mercato Saraceno
      Modigliana
      Montiano
      Portico e San Benedetto
      Predappio
      Premilcuore
      Rocca San Casciano
      Roncofreddo
      San Mauro Pascoli
      Santa Sofia
      Sarsina
      Savignano sul Rubicone
      Sogliano al Rubicone
      Tredozio
      Verghereto

  • Modena
    • Bastiglia
      Bomporto
      Campogalliano
      Camposanto
      Carpi
      Castelfranco Emilia
      Castelnuovo Rangone
      Castelvetro di Modena
      Cavezzo
      Concordia sulla Secchia
      Fanano
      Finale Emilia
      Fiorano Modenese
      Fiumalbo
      Formigine
      Frassinoro
      Guiglia
      Lama Mocogno
      Maranello
      Marano sul Panaro
      Medolla
      Mirandola
      Modena
      Montecreto
      Montefiorino
      Montese
      Nonantola
      Novi di Modena
      Palagano
      Pavullo nel Frignano
      Pievepelago
      Polinago
      Prignano sulla Secchia
      Ravarino
      Riolunato
      San Cesario sul Panaro
      San Felice sul Panaro
      San Possidonio
      San Prospero
      Sassuolo
      Savignano sul Panaro
      Serramazzoni
      Sestola
      Soliera
      Spilamberto
      Vignola
      Zocca

  • Parma
    • Albareto
      Bardi
      Bedonia
      Berceto
      Bore
      Borgo Val di Taro
      Busseto
      Calestano
      Collecchio
      Colorno
      Compiano
      Corniglio
      Felino
      Fidenza
      Fontanellato
      Fontevivo
      Fornovo di Taro
      Langhirano
      Lesignano de' Bagni
      Medesano
      Mezzani
      Monchio delle Corti
      Montechiarugolo
      Neviano degli Arduini
      Noceto
      Palanzano
      Parma
      Pellegrino Parmense
      Polesine Parmense
      Roccabianca
      Sala Baganza
      Salsomaggiore Terme
      San Secondo Parmense
      Sissa
      Solignano
      Soragna
      Sorbolo
      Terenzo
      Tizzano Val Parma
      Tornolo
      Torrile
      Traversetolo
      Trecasali
      Valmozzola
      Varano de' Melegari
      Varsi
      Zibello

  • Piacenza
    • Agazzano
      Alseno
      Besenzone
      Bettola
      Bobbio
      Borgonovo Val Tidone
      Cadeo
      Calendasco
      Caminata
      Caorso
      Carpaneto Piacentino
      Castel San Giovanni
      Castell'Arquato
      Castelvetro Piacentino
      Cerignale
      Coli
      Corte Brugnatella
      Cortemaggiore
      Farini
      Ferriere
      Fiorenzuola d'Arda
      Gazzola
      Gossolengo
      Gragnano Trebbiense
      Gropparello
      Lugagnano Val D'Arda
      Monticelli d'Ongina
      Morfasso
      Nibbiano
      Ottone
      Pecorara
      Piacenza
      Pianello Val Tidone
      Piozzano
      Podenzano
      Ponte dell'Olio
      Pontenure
      Rivergaro
      Rottofreno
      San Giorgio Piacentino
      San Pietro in Cerro
      Sarmato
      Travo
      Vernasca
      Vigolzone
      Villanova sull'Arda
      Zerba
      Ziano Piacentino

  • Ravenna
    • Alfonsine
      Bagnacavallo
      Bagnara di Romagna
      Brisighella
      Casola Valsenio
      Castel Bolognese
      Cervia
      Conselice
      Cotignola
      Faenza
      Fusignano
      Lugo
      Massa Lombarda
      Ravenna
      Riolo Terme
      Russi
      Sant'Agata sul Santerno
      Solarolo

  • Reggio Emilia
    • Albinea
      Bagnolo in Piano
      Baiso
      Bibbiano
      Boretto
      Brescello
      Busana
      Cadelbosco di Sopra
      Campagnola Emilia
      Campegine
      Canossa
      Carpineti
      Casalgrande
      Casina
      Castellarano
      Castelnovo di Sotto
      Castelnovo ne' Monti
      Cavriago
      Collagna
      Correggio
      Fabbrico
      Gattatico
      Gualtieri
      Guastalla
      Ligonchio
      Luzzara
      Montecchio Emilia
      Novellara
      Poviglio
      Quattro Castella
      Ramiseto
      Reggio Emilia
      Reggiolo
      Rio Saliceto
      Rolo
      Rubiera
      San Martino in Rio
      San Polo d'Enza
      Sant'Ilario d'Enza
      Scandiano
      Toano
      Vetto
      Vezzano sul Crostolo
      Viano
      Villa Minozzo

  • Rimini
    • Bellaria-Igea Marina
      Casteldelci
      Cattolica
      Coriano
      Gemmano
      Maiolo
      Misano Adriatico
      Mondaino
      Monte Colombo
      Montefiore Conca
      Montegridolfo
      Montescudo
      Morciano di Romagna
      Novafeltria
      Pennabilli
      Poggio Berni
      Riccione
      Rimini
      Saludecio
      San Clemente
      San Giovanni in Marignano
      San Leo
      Sant'Agata Feltria
      Santarcangelo di Romagna
      Talamello
      Torriana
      Verucchio

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Emilia-Romagna National Parks
Appennino Tosco-Emiliano
Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna
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