Half Day - Tour of Parma

Itinera Emilia will guide you around the principal monuments in the city of Parma in a half day tour. The monuments selected for this tour will depend upon their days and times of opening.

For further information please contact:
E-mail: info@itineraemilia.it
Tel. +39 327 7469902

Or book this tour online now.

Recommended morning tour

Piazza Duomo (The Cathedral Square)

The Cathedral a splendid example of Romanesque architecture enriched by the painted dome; one of Correggio’s most famous masterpieces, and the 12th Century Baptistery, a unique jewel of medieval building by the great architect Benedetto Antelami.

Palazzo della Pilotta

The Farnese Theatre, a treasure among museums, a huge theatre constructed entirely of wood, beautifully restored to its former glory, originally built in 1618. The Pilotta also houses the National Gallery and Archaeological Museum, the Palatine Library and the Cortile del Guazzatoio (a courtyard and bathing pool for the Duke’s Cavalry horses).

Camera della Badessa (The Abbess’s Private Chamber)

For all lovers of beauty this room, painted by Correggio around 1518, represents a "must" - not to be missed. The illusion, the tricks of light and shadow, the obvious call of the classical and pagan world, never fails to enchant the visitor.

This half day itinerary is entirely in the heart of the city and we walk along the streets and lanes of the historical centre; through its many squares seeing other monuments such as the Teatro Regio (Maria Luisa’s Royal Theatre), the offices of the City Council (housed in the historical “Corn Exchange”) and the Governor’s Palace in Piazza Garibaldi.

Farnese Theatre

Recommended afternoon tour

Piazza Duomo (The Cathedral Square)

The Cathedral, a splendid example of Romanesque architecture, enriched by the painted dome; one of Correggio’s most famous masterpieces and the 12th Century Baptistery, a unique jewel of medieval building designed by the great architect Benedetto Antelami.

Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata

The impressive architecture of this church which some experts attribute to Leonardo da Vinci, contains the last great work of Parmigianino. You will be able to visit the museum, the crypt -  with the plain and simple tombs of many of the Dukes of Parma - and the splendid 16th Century wooden Sacristy.

Chiesa e monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista (The Church and Monastery of St John the Evangelist)

This is a beautiful Renaissance style religious complex of the church and its monastery.  The decorated dome of the church is another fine example of the work of Correggio, there is also a splendid 15th Century library.

La Steccata

For further information please contact:
E-mail: info@itineraemilia.it
Tel. +39 327 7469902

Or book this tour online now.

Book this tour online now.

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