In 2012, my husband and I were lucky enough to visit the South of France, and Italy over 3 amazing weeks. One of our stops while in Italy was to Parma situated towards the north of Italy.
Parma is a city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its prosciutto, cheese, architecture and surrounding countryside. This is the home of the University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world. Parma is divided into two parts by the little stream with the same name.
We instantly fell in love with this city, and wished we had the chance to stay a little longer than one day and night. Sadly it is always the case when travelling overseas that you want to see as much as you can while away, which in turn means that lengthy stays in anyone place are very limited. I think given the chance, we would return in a heartbeat.
We spent much of the afternoon wandering through gardens, city streets and basking in the beautiful sunset that Parma offered us! It truly was breathtaking. Although quite a large city, it didn’t feel that way. People didn’t seem to be in a rush to get places, and themselves were enjoying strolling through the streets and gardens.
Of course, one of the main reasons we wanted to visit this amazing city was for the delicious food! We weren’t disappointed in any way either. Beautiful cheese, cured meats and wine were some of the best we had during our whole trip. Parma ham will never quite compare anywhere else in the world!
Would you return?