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Any city which gives its name to not one but two gastronomic delicacies, Parma ham and Parmesan cheese, is bound to be a paradise for gourmet visitors. It goes without saying that you will eat very well in this prosperous Italian city, but Parma also offers a striking cathedral, excellent artworks and a refined cultural scene revolving around opera and theatre. Parma is an elegant gem of the Emiglia-Romagna region that will appeal to any visitor who enjoys fine dining and a fine aria. Hotels.com has partnered with a great selection of Parma hotels to provide the best value rooms for visitors, regardless of their budget or preferences. Booking Parma rooms in advance ensures there is plenty of time to browse the market stalls.

What's Parma Like?

Parma is one of Italy's most affluent cities and an air of prosperity hangs around its elegant streets and upscale shops. Most of the sights are in the old centre around the imposing 11th-century cathedral, which features works by the city's two great painters Correggio and Parmigianino. The Galleria Nazionale features more of their masterpieces, alongside massive canvases by Carracci. The Renaissance church of Santa Maria della Steccata includes some striking and memorable 16th-century frescoes. Modern cultural activity is focused on the Teatro Regio and Teatro Due where prestigious opera and theatre productions are staged with the music programme regarded as being second only to Milan. The centre of Parma has no shortage of refined restaurants, although budget-conscious travellers can eat well from the superb meats, cheeses and bread available in the municipal market.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Parma

Parma is not a tourist town so English may not be understood everywhere. Take the time to learn a few key phrases in Italian, beginning with the Parma basics, "prosciutto" (ham) and "formaggio parmigiano" (cheese). Emiglia-Romagna locals are quite reserved, particularly by comparison with the south of Italy. You can fit in by dressing smartly (which doesn't have to mean in designer labels) and paying attention to everyday courtesies. In the market, stallholders are usually only too happy to offer samples of their produce and explain the differences between varieties of ham and cheese. Hotels.com ensures you have all the relevant information at your fingertips when it comes to booking Parma hotels. Hotels.com provides detailed assessments from past guests, photo galleries, sample room layouts and maps locating the main sights, to build up a complete picture of your Parma accommodation, so you can select the option that best fits your needs.