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Parma, being the provincial capital, has 170.000 inhabitants. Itis situated in Emilia Romagna, half-way between Milan to Bologna. It is proud of its historical city centre and has monuments of particular importance, from roman to liberty style. In fact, it has been historically marked by the enlightened government of Maria Luigia , the wife of Napoleon,when it was the capital of the Duchy of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla.
The province counts 400.000 inhabitants;it is characterized by its vast and beautiful mountainous areas and covered by numerous castles.

Parma is famous as the capital food centre of Italy, for its unimitable products and in particular for its Prosciutto of Parma,cured pork meats and its famous Parmesan Cheese.


Its main monuments are:


Palazzo Vescovile
Duomo 11th century
Battistero (the most important, evolved monument during the Medieval period in Italy)
San Giovanni Evangelista 12th century
Church of Steccata - 16th century
Palazzo della Pilotta, with his extraordinary Teatro Farnese 16th century
The Town Hall - 17th century
Teatro Regio (it is one of the most famous in Italy for grand opera)19th century
Church of "Annunciata"
Certosa of Paradigna
Palazzo Ducale
Palazzo del Governatore
Ospedale Vecchio
Italian Museum of Perfumery

more info at: http://www.parmaitaly.com/

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  • Copyright: Andrea Pucci (apucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 83 N: 99] (1020)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-04
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-06 0:39
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