Commissioned by the Duchess of Parma Marie Louise, the Gallery delle Fontane was built in 1841. It replaced the pre-existing section of the aqueduct built under Ottavio Farnese in 1570 and made it easier to inspect the aqueduct pipes in the urban stretch of the city, so that officials could monitor and repair any leaks. This initiative is considere...

The tour of the Castles of Emilia Romagna will allow you to discover is an Italian region where you can find many fortresses and castles that will allow you to make a wonderful journey through time. You should know that every province in the area has a rich heritage of fortresses, fortifications and ancient noble houses. These testimonies of the pa...

THIS MUSEUM TELLS THE HISTORY and treasures of the Knights of the Constantinian Order of San Giorgio, owners of the church most loved by the citizens of Parma. Among the exhibits, is an exceptional relic of the French Revolution. The Constantinian Order of St. George, whose first official testimony dates back to 1551, boasts an ancient genesis: the...

We don’t want to be controversial with that title, we are just stating the results of the annual survey carried out by Italian magazine Italia Oggi, in collaboration with the Università La Sapienza, in Rome. Parma was selected as the city with the best quality of life in the country, a result that took many by surprise, considering how, on the prev...

It’s no secret that Italy is widely known around the world as a cultural powerhouse. Packed with historical riches, influential art, and iconic monuments, Italy has swayed many globetrotters to acknowledge its modern-day influence and importance. However, one may be inclined to think only of its grandiose and well-known locations such as Rome, Veni...

Rizzoli, an ancient Italian fish preserves company announces the opening of an operational office in the United States of America, in Norwalk in Connecticut, alongside a new logistics center in New Jersey, in a strategic position near the port of New York. In the new American branch, coordinated by the Italian foreign commercial management, a team...

Any foodie who has visited Emilia Romagna is familiar with one of the region’s most prized delicacies — prosciutto — a specialty Italian food product made in both Modena and Parma. But have you heard of Culatello? While many food travelers know prosciutto, less are familiar with this ham that’s even more strictly crafted and dare we say, even more...

What is it about Italian food that makes people so thrilled? Here are ten — luxurious — reasons why. Italy's food at its best: have a quick reminder of the most lavish, delectable, luxurious ingredients of Italian cuisine. As you scroll through the ingredients we have rolled up, you will come across products you probably know about but have not yet...

There are so many city in Italy that have food name. Gragnano, Parma, Colonnata, Gorgonzola, are only a bunch of them. Actually, there are some more, from the north to the south of Italy. To give food name to the city it is not an Italian linguistic affectation but something much more important.  When a city has food name we can easily recognized t...

The monumental complex of the Pilotta palace in Parma comprises the National Gallery of Parma, the Farnese Theater, the National Archaeological Museum and the Palatine Library.  Built around 1583, during the last years of reign of Duke Ottavio Farnese, the complex developed around the corridor (Corridore) which connected the keep to the Ducal Palac...