Day-trip idea: Piacenza.
Small historical city center is worth a look!
2) The surrounding hills are beautiful and filled with excellent Trattorie at which to eat "Tortelli con la coda"! We personally love Locanda Cacciatori.
3) Tiger just opened a small store there in Corso V Emanuel - lots of Christmas present ideas, art & craft supplies, housewares at cheap prices
4) A Lebanese restaurant (not excellent, but not bad either:-))
5) Wax Museum in Rivalta
ALL ABOUT PARMA - IN ENGLISH!
Parma mia! is a blog for ex-pats and English-language speakers in Parma as well as for tourists who want to learn more. We've got lots of tips and tidbits to share: where to buy your foreign foods, favorite restaurants, what's on for kids during the weekends, local agricultural fairs, where you can find a babysitter or chiropractor and hints on how to make it through the bureaucratic maze that is Italy (see tabs below). This forum is for you: please share your ideas/events with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on FB at Parma Mia.
And remember to like Parma Mia on Facebook for weekly updates. Buon divertimento!