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 or on FB at Parma Mia.

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March 21, 2017

Parma Mia Updates

We are not able to do the full monthly updates on Parma Mia at this time.

Please join us on Facebook "Parma Mia" for weekly event updates.

If you want to contact us and are not on Facebook, please email us at However, response times are slower than Facebook.

1) Feel free to browse our webpages to find interesting daytrip ideas.
2) Check out past event listings for links to many resources here in Parma. We have listed a few below: parma today
also Castelli del Ducato
For children, please check out the fantastic website for updated events

-Fondazione Magnani Rocca
-Palazzo del Governatore
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi  
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Palazzo Pigorini 
-Labirinto Della Masone di Franco Maria Ricci 
-Art listings

Cinema D'Azeglio 
Cinema Astra 
Cinema Edison

For restaurants and trattoria, click here;

Club Alpino Italiano, Trekking Taro&CenoTrekking Val Chero e Nure and Terre Emerse organise hikes for all levels, including for families with children (Family CAI for kids aged 4+, LiberiSpazi for kids aged 8+). You can also look up hike info (often with GPS details) on Valcentrek (Val Ceno and Val Parma).
UISP Parma - Sports, Hikes and Courses 
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus 

-Europa Teatri 
--Fondazione Teatro Due  
-Teatro del Cerchio,
-Teatro Pezzani: 
-Teatro delle Briciole
-Teatro Reggio 
-Casa della Musica
-Il Regio (Opera): RegioYoung for Families