Wed, 06/03/2020 - 5:00pm. Presenting the 2020-21 Italian Capital of Culture with Michele Guerra. Stefano Albertini (NYU) in conversation with Michele Guerra, Assessore alla Cultura, Parma. The episode will be broadcast live on Casa's Facebook Page and website. In ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles. Art Tribune recently nominated Michele Guerra Best Cul...

Parma was slated to take center-stage this year as the Italian Capital of Culture yet, like so many other aspects of life, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic threw a wrench in those plans. As a result, the Italian government announced last week that it will extend Parma's designation as the Italian Capital of Culture through 2021. The idea of Time...

È stata inserita nel decreto Rilancio la misura che proroga il titolo di capitale italiana della Cultura conferito alla città di Parma per l’anno 2020 anche all’anno 2021. Il provvedimento era stato più volte annunciato dai rappresentanti del Governo, a cominciare dal ministro per la Cultura Dario Franceschini che sottolinea: "Abbiamo inserito nel...

THE CATTEDRALE DI PARMA SITS in one of Parma’s main squares. Construction on the massive cathedral began in 1059 at the behest of bishop Cadalo and was consecrated in 1106. With the passing of the centuries, it has been filled with Romanesque sculptures and other masterpieces from the Parma School of Painting. The entrance to the cathedral is guard...

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...