Although a relatively small city, Parma can boast some truly monumental architecture, a rich artistic heritage and a range of important cultural institutions. Among the chief attractions of the town, the splendid Romanesque Cathedral, frescoed by Correggio and the octagonal Baptistery, Benedetto Antelami's architectural and sculptural masterpiece. Besides, Parma is associated with influential figures such as Giambattista Bodoni, generally recognized as one of the greatest typographers of all time, Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini.
by car: motorway A1 from Milan or Bologna, exit tollgate Parma; Via Emilia SS 9. By train: Railway line Milano - Bologna, Railway Station Parma. By plane: airport of Parma Giuseppe Verdi.