The Province of Parma is situated in the Emilia Romagna region and it is made up of 47 comuni. It is very famous for the traditional cuisine, the Prosciutto di Parma, sausage production and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese being very popular in Italy and in all Europe. Besides the Italian gastronomic traditions, Parma is well known for the beautiful landscapes as well, Lake Santo Parmense, the largest natural lake in the Emilia Romagna region being situated in this province. Many castles, palaces and Italian historical buildings make Parma an interesting place to visit as well, the Ducal Palace, the Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace in the city of Parma are among the most representative.
The city, divided in two parts by the 92 km. long Parma River, has a few sites visited by tourists ever year. Even if it's not the friendliest touristic destination, it's a shame to drive past it if you're in the area. Besides, it's so close to other important cities: Milan is to its north, Florence to its south and the Apennines are nearby.
Among the most visited cultural buildings in the city, Teatro Farnese is in first place. It's entirely built in wood, which makes it a very interesting place to visit. The theater is part of the Palazzo della Pilotta, an entire palace that houses the Archaeological Museum, the Bodoni Museum, the Academy of Fine Arts, the...