The Teatro Regio di Parma is launching a Verdi streaming festival. The company announced that in collaboration with Unitel and Dynamic, it will present 11 operas from the acclaimed Verdi Festival from the past 15 years with Italian subtitles. It all begins with “La Traviata” starring Svetla Vassileva on March 20 and 21, followed by “Nabucco” with L...

Barilla, the world's largest pasta producer, has donated more than €2 million to be shared between the Maggiore hospital in Parma, the local civil protection authorities and the Parma Red Cross. The majority of the funds will go towards upgrading and expanding the intensive care unit at the Maggiore hospital as healthcare workers struggle to cope w...

Spring time is the right time to go on a city break, to enjoy the art, history and food of Italian towns at better prices than the high season and at a time where you may find less crowds. Here are five Italian cities we picked from north to south and from the islands, which also offer attractions nearby to go further explore the countryside or the...

Six years ago I came to Florence from my home in Boston for a short stay that turned permanent after I fell in love with my now-husband, a Florentine named Rami. I was in love with the country, too, and can say that after all this time, I still find it truly breathtaking. Unfortunately the beauty isn't the only thing that makes me gasp here. Someti...

The northern Italian city of Parma is the Italian Capital of Culture in 2020.  It took over the title from Italy's 2018 Capital of Culture, Palermo, and the 2019 European Capital of Culture, Matera.  Below you will find just some of the countless reasons why this stunningly beautiful city deserves this recognition. Within Parma, one can find numero...

The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its rocky hill, it still has the powerful profile of a fortress and the elegance of an aristocratic home. It was built in the 1400s by Count Pier Maria II de’ Rossi – a condottiero at the service of the Visconti and Sforza families...

Some days ago, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, officially kicked off the year of Parma as the Italian Capital of Culture. This symbolic title refers to a city designated by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage that — for a period of one year — is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. Conceived...

Al via Mercanteinfiera, l’appuntamento di Fiere di Parma dedicato ad antiquariato, design, modernariato e collezionismo vintage in programma dal 29 febbraio all’8 marzo. Elegante, raffinato, amico di nobildonne come la Duchessa di Windsor e Margaret d’Inghilterra, di celebri dive come Audrey Hepburn e Liz Taylor non ha mai smesso di voler essere un...

2020 is an important year for Parma, as it has been elected Italy’s own Capital of Culture, the city to represent our culture and heritage both in the country and around the world.   Let’s learn something more about this beautiful town, which’s been embodiment of Italian, timeless beauty since Roman times.  Parma goes far back in time, as the first...

A refined arts town, Parma amazes visitors with its elegant monuments, churches, museums and green spaces, but is also a city of theatre and music and a land of gastronomic excellences. Its rich historical, artistic and culinary heritage has earned Parma the title of Italian Capital of Culture 2020: with a calendar of more than 500 events, 2020 is...