The province of Parma and its territory have infinite resources: a varied landscape that stretches between the Po and the Apennines, with small villages rich in history and vitality, castles, medieval churches and theatres; and the city of Parma, a real gem, with unique treasures of inestimable artistic value.
Lower it marked by the great river Po, with the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi Busseto and the Polesine, inspired with its mists and the strong character of its inhabitants, and Bernardo Bertolucci and Giovannino Guareschi. Here the culture of the land and the processing of pork turn into true works of culinary art with ancient traditions. There are also architectural masterpieces, such as the castle of Rossi S. Second, Colorno with its extensive gardens, the Fontanellato castle, the Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna or the Cistercian abbey of Fontevivo and Chiaravalle.
The Apennines of Parma starts south of the Via Emilia to reach the high ground of the ridge on the border with Liguria and Tuscany. The valleys from Ceno, the Taro and Parma. The wonderful scenery, unspoiled nature, the wildlife with deer, wolves, deer and roe deer, the clear air and the historical evidence, allow enchanting experiences. Not only maximum relaxation in the beautiful Apennines, but mountain bike tours, horseback riding, hiking to explore the villages, fortified castles, and ancient monuments or to conquer the highest peaks.
Parma and its territory has a strong artistic and cultural tradition, including major brand names: Benedetto Antelami, who gave it the Duomo and Baptistery pink marble masterpieces of medieval art architecture; Correggio, Renaissance genius who worked in the House St. Paul, in St. John the Evangelist and Cathedral and Parmigianinowho painted the church of Santa Maria della Steccata and parts of San Giovanni.
The National Gallery of Parma, located inside the Palazzo della Pilotta, next to the amazing wooden theatre built by the Farnese family in the sixteenth century., Houses works by Correggio, Parmigianino, Canova, Tiepolo and Leonardo da Vinci.
Parma is above all a city of music and theatre. This passion, well beyond the binomial Parma-Verdi, is manifested in the variety of proposals and structures devoted to it: the Auditorium Paganini, the House of Music, the birthplace and museum Arturo Toscanini, the house sound and not least the Teatro Regio, which by Maria Luigia and inaugurated in 1829, still remains one of the most popular theatres in the world.
In the province, there are many castles, heritage of the various lordships that between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries were imposed in the territory: the Pallavicino, Rossi, the Scaligeri, the Visconti and the Sforza. Among those not to be missed for its grandeur, beauty and historical importance there are: the Bardi Castle, Torrechiara Castle, the Fortress of Fontanellato, the Colorno palace, the Soragna Castle, the Montechiarugolo Castle and the Tabiano Castle.
The province of Parma is rich in parks and protected areas, with museums, visitor centres, accommodation and educational. Among the most important are the Cento Laghi Park, in the Val Parma and Cedra, the regional park Carrega Woods, Sala Baganza, the Wildlife Refuge Monte Fuso.
Routes through history, traditions, seeking spiritual places or oasis of pleasure by the palate: whatever your interests and your means of transport, the area around Tabiano will not disappoint.