The food tours for Parma are very expensive. Does anyone know of any cheaper options? Is it easy to do some of the chees, ham, and balsamic tours self-guided?
We (2 people) are trying to get from Parma city centre to Bardi for a day trip by taxi - hiring a car is not an option and it seems difficult to find any taxi services. Could anybody recommend any taxi companies I could try to get quotes from? Any idea of costs?
Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you!!
We want to visit a cheese-making factory or dairy and a prosciutto-making business/farm. Prices for 5 hour tours are expensive--$650 for 3 of us. I have emailed a dairy that I found on VT (thanks!) but is it possible to get a 1/2 day tour for the Parma area for less than $650, for three of us?
I found on net two information about visiting hours of Colorno castle, which are confusing. All that I understand is that castle is closed on Monday and visits are allowed only with guide, at certain hours (no mention about language).
Please advise orario of the castle, if known.
Thanks for your time, Carmen
What is the best way to get to Parma from lake Como?
We are hoping to travel by train.
Also, is there a rental car agencyin Parma close to the train station>
Usually while visiting new places we devote some time to the traditional culinary,its production, tasting, coocking etc. This year we will travel through Emilia-Romagna. I noticed that there are a lot of museums not far from Parma: Prosciuto di Parma,Parmigiano, Tomato and even Culinary House (Casa Artusi). Is any of them worth seeing? What I can skip? Unfortunately most of the sites are in Italian, so it's really hard to evaluate anything :(
May be you can suggest something absolutely different in this sphere?
Thank you in advance?
re:Rubra Bed & Breakfast in Parma. How do I contact them & what are prices?
We will be traveling to Parma from Florence via train and would like to stay at Antica Corte Relais Pallavincina and explore Parma. We understand that Antica is a bit of a drive from Parma, so we are wondering if there is somewhere to store our luggage at the train station so we can explore the city. Also, if anyone has any other suggestions we would greatly appreciate it. Also, if there is another fantastic place we should consider staying we are completely open to suggestions.
I will be in Milan in February and would like to do a day trip by bus or train to Busseto the town of Verdi. Is this possible or is it best to stay in Parma? Many thanks.
Can anyone give me bus OR train information regarding traveling from Parma to Milan on Sunday, June 27, 2010. Thanks. Jude ([email])
My husband and I are planning to stay in Italy in may and will be at Lake como for a few days and in Parma for a few days - deciding whether it is feasible to see Verona, Firenze and Venice by day trips from either location(public transport) or to stay a night in each of the three cities mentioned and still stay at Lake Como and Parma but less nights
We would like to spend the afternoon wandering around Parma on our way to Milan. Is there a left luggage room (luggage storage) at the station?
Any hotel suggestion? I'm open to nice and modern or small quaint family run inns.
I would like to tour both a cheese factory and a prosciutto factory in Parma. Do you have any suggestions? Also I'm looking for a restuarant called Polipo. Can't seem to find it?
I was wondering whether anyone knew of a cost-effective way of travelling from Parma to Rome? So far I've found trains ranging from 35-52, are there buses that operated from Parma or Bologna maybe?
Thank you in advance,
We will be in Parma in mid-March - Is there a way to book a tour of the parmagiano cheese making facility? How much does it cost? It is worth it?
Hi VT! Long time since I've been here. Since we resolved the Napoli question, I once again need your wisdom!
I'm supposed to take up a post in Parma in a couple of weeks, but am really finding it hard to get a sense of what Parma is like. I've looked it up and read lots about the food and castles, but could you'se maybe suggest some adjectives to describe it? There, easy, all I need are one word answers!
If anyone's been recently, or lives there, could you try to describe it to me.....sorry, I know this is the kind of abstract posting you'd be tempted to ignore, but spare a moment...please
We are staying in Parma for few days and would like to visit a great playground with my 3 year old. We are staying right downtown in a hotel.
I single, 31 years old and living in London. I want to live for couple of years, maybe more, in Italy. I have chosen to move to Bologna or Parma because they are genuinely Italian, attractive, sophisticated, youthful and relatively tourist free. However, ultimately I tend to judge towns by atmosphere. I have two concerns relating to the atmosphere of Bologna and Parma respectively:
1. I have always loved Bologna, however, on two recent trips I perceived the atmosphere of the city had changed slightly. It observed the centre as rather drugy and dirty in many quarters. I must admit my heart sank. Exciting things always happen to me in Bologna but maybe this is not the place to set-up a new life. Then again, maybe I am just being pathetic and seedy grit comes with culture, youth and vibrancy. I would really appreciate your opinions, especially if you either love it or hate it.
2. Parma seems like a very similar town to Bologna in many ways. However, it clearly is smaller and consequently a little more parochial. Is Parma a little bit too sleepy? I really love towns to have a buzz? I know Parma also has a big University and that brings buzz to many towns. But I just can’t get an angle on how the town ticks. I would really appreciate your opinions especially, if you either love it or hate it.
Many thanks for reading this and I look forward to your responses.
I'm looking for an appartment in Bolzano (Bozen) for 2 months from 1 October to the end of November 2005.
It should be liveable, conditions and prices can be descussed, Maximum I can pay per month is 200 Euro.
I know there are a number of castles outside of Parma and in E-R region. Are they accessible by train or bus transport? Does anyone have good website for these castles.
Where to go, shopping, bar, dancing?? what to see??
Where to go, shopping, bar, dancing?? what to see??
Hiya, do you know a pub showing live football on SkySports? Thanks a lot for a helpful answer :-)) Cheers Ines
We will be in Parma in mid-July - Is there a way to book a tour of the parmagiano cheese making facility?
i love NATURAL HOT SPRINGS... any recommendations for a great spa location (beautiful surroundings and great water) in the area near PARMA? is monticelli a great spot or just a good spot? ? thanks- kim
Hi, during our holidays in Italy me and my parents loved the Italian Parmesan-cheese (not the plastic-packed one from the supermarket, but the huge pieces of a kilogram or so that they sell in small-corner-cheese-shops). Now I had the idea to import one of these pieces and give it to my parents as a christmas present. But where can I buy it without going to Italy? Does anyone know an eMail-adress of one of those small-corner-shops in Parma or somewhere else in Italy? regards KoGGy
Which pub do you recomend me? Do you know their web pages? Are they close to the city center? -The old curiosity pub -Enoteca -Mustiff Pub -Hippopotamus -Dadaumpa -Gavanasa Thanks a lot.
Which restarurants of these do you recomend me? Do you know their web pages? Ares they close to the city center? Are they cheap or expensive? -Cocchi -Osteria del Gresso -I du Brase -Osteria dei correri -Trattoria Al vedel -La Barricata -Rangon -Trattoria del Tribunale Thanks a lot.
Has got Parma any airport? If not, which is the nearest one? What about restaurants? And nightlife in pubs? Thanks.
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