Unusual Tours

CSAC – The Valserena Abbey

CSAC – The Valserena Abbey

The Valserena Abbey, traditionally identified as the Stendhal’s “The Charterhouse of Parma,” hosts since May 2015 the CSAC – Study Centre and Archives of the University of Parma, an archive-museum, which is also a research center, which collects 12 million works, original materials of visual communication, of artistic research and Italian design since the early decades of the twentieth century…

FRANCO MARIA RICCI’S MASONE LABYRINTH

FRANCO MARIA RICCI’S MASONE LABYRINTH

The largest labyrinth in the world , extending over 80.000 sq meters, was created in Fontanellato, Parma, from an idea of the publisher, designer, art collector and bibliophile Franco Maria Ricci, and a promise…

FIDENZA

FIDENZA

Important point of contact between the Via Emilia and the Romea road, the town of Fidenza, known as Borgo San Donnino from the Middle Ages until 1927, was crossed by an endless crowd of pilgrims directed to Rome …

Via Francigena

Via Francigena

To move along the Via Francigena today means rediscovering the slow path of man’s steps in ancient time and understanding the many believers who from the origins of Christianity have searched for the tombs of saints…

The Abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba

The Abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba

Around 1135 St. Bernard of Clairvaux, helped by monks who had followed him from France, reclaimed a marshland in order to erect the Abbey. The legend says that a white dove, twirling before the monks, dropped straws outlining the perimeter of the complex, and due to this the Abbey…

OLTRETORRENTE – ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER

OLTRETORRENTE – ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER

The “Oltretorrente” has always been the most popular and typical suburb of Parma. Hamlet connected to the town by an old stone bridge since Roman times, over the centuries this area was taken up by hospitals, military camps, convents and people of different nationalities…

Bodoni Museum

Bodoni Museum

Typographer of the Princes and Prince of typographers, as he has often been defined, Giambattista Bodoni was able to introduce the neoclassical elegance and balance in the art of the printing books…

PARMA AND MARIE LOUISE OF AUSTRIA

PARMA AND MARIE LOUISE OF AUSTRIA

Parma, the petite capitale, still bears the traces of one of its most illustrious characters, Marie Louise of Austria, who with her arrival in 1816 marked forever the history of the town. Enlightened sovereign, Maria Luigia laudably ruled the dukedom and became its benefactor…

Magnani Rocca Foundation

Magnani Rocca Foundation

In the beautiful setting of a centuries-old English park, populated by animals and dozens of species of plants and shrubs, is the Villa of the Masterpieces, seat of the Magnani Rocca Foundation…

Salsomaggiore Terme

Salsomaggiore Terme

Surrounded by rolling green hills, Salsomaggiore Terme is located between the provinces of Parma and Piacenza, in the heart of Northern Italy and the Po Valley. The visit to the spa town, in exquisite Liberty-Deco style, starts from the Terme Berzieri, among the most interesting in Italy for the uniqueness of the Deco style architecture and decorative painting by Galileo Chini…

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