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Saint John’s Eve in Parma: tortelli and magic dewdrops

Saint John's Eve in Parma is really special: on the night of June 23rd friends, families and communities gather around outdoor tables to eat tortelli d’erbetta and be blessed by the night dew which – just for once - is supposed to be both beneficial and lucky. Why on this [...]

Saint John’s Eve in Parma: tortelli and magic dewdrops2020-03-03T12:51:05+01:00

Guided tour of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory

Parmigiano Reggiano is a unique cheese renowned all over the world – when in Parma you can take a guided tour of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory and witness the daily birth of the king of cheeses in a local caseificio (cheese-making establishment). Parmigiano Reggiano – a unique cheese [...]

Guided tour of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory2020-03-03T12:51:10+01:00

Spring in Parma: nature and art celebrate the renewal of life

April marks the arrival of the warm season everywhere and a tour at this time of the year is the best way to see nature and art jointly celebrating the triumph of Spring in Parma. Spring - Benedetto Antelami Parma Baptistery A solemn young girl crowned with flowers [...]

Spring in Parma: nature and art celebrate the renewal of life2020-03-03T12:51:12+01:00

Parmigianino’s fresco in Fontanellato: a hidden gem

Hidden inside Rocca Sanvitale (Sanvitale castle) in Fontanellato near Parma there’s a small room frescoed by a Renaissance master. In 1524 Count Galeazzo Sanvitale commissioned the twenty-year-old Francesco Mazzola, aka Parmigianino, to paint the myth of Diana and Actaeon and the result is absolutely charming. A talented young painter and [...]

Parmigianino’s fresco in Fontanellato: a hidden gem2020-03-03T12:51:22+01:00

Christmas food in Parma

Christmas food in Parma is a matter of tradition and it plays a prominent role in the way we celebrate. Each family treasures its own special version of traditional recipes which give Christmas its distinctive taste. In Parma on Christmas Eve locals usually do not have meat for dinner and [...]

Christmas food in Parma2020-03-03T12:51:23+01:00

Correggio’s Camera San Paolo Parma

In the early 16th century the Benedictine monastery of the nuns of Saint Paul was one of the wealthiest and most influential religious institutions in Parma. The nuns of the monastery were the daughters of the local ruling families and the abbesses could afford to hire the best contemporary artists. [...]

Correggio’s Camera San Paolo Parma2020-03-03T12:51:23+01:00