Parma is city that offers an intimate atmosphere and more than one good reason to think about going for a romantic spin on a bicycle. A land of music, the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. A place of genuine food: you can’t not try the anolini and the cured meats, from the Prosciutto crudo di Parma Dop to the Salame di Felino, not to mention the Culatello di Zibello. The Italian and international capital of eating well, Parma annually hosts Cibus, the most important international food exhibition. Strolling down Via Cavour, visiting the Duomo with its dome painted by Correggio, picnicking in the Parco Ducale and visiting the museums and the Teatro Farnese are all important stops along your tour itinerary for this surprising city.
Piacenza is a city worth exploring for its art and its natural surroundings, its unexpected sights and excitement. The land of hills, medieval towns and good wine. Starting from Piazza dei Cavalli, in the inviting historic centre full of elegant shops and small-town storefronts, visit the museums of Palazzo Farnese with all their masterpieces. The evocative, green hills and age-old vineyards of the countryside surrounding Piacenza are the perfect destination for enjoying peace and quiet and the pleasures of life over a glass of fine wine.
Visit the delightful medieval towns of Bobbio and Castell'Arquato, among the most beautiful in Italy
Relax in the Salsomaggiore Terme spa, with its rejuvenating salso-bromo-iodic springs
Enjoy a Prosciutto di Parma sandwich and a glass of wine DOC Colli Piacentini Trebbianino Val Trebbia wine
Take a tasty tour of the museums dedicated to Parma's food specialities
Dive into history with the archaeological finds from the excavations of Travo and Veleia
Gaze in amazement at Correggio's marvellous frescoes in Parma's Duomo
Go shopping in Via Nazario Sauro at the vintage shops and the monthly antique market
Follow an artistic itinerary of Guercino's works in Piacenza
Admire the Liver of Piacenza in the civic museum at Palazzo Farnese; this bronze artefact is the only object in the world that documents Etruscan religious practices
Take to the clear waters of the Trebbia River for sports or a swim