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 parmamia@gmail.com or on FB at Parma Mia.

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September 27, 2017

OCTOBER 2017 IN PARMA

Fall is upon us & there's lots to do until the fog rolls in...

SPECIAL EVENTS - Please contact us with any events!


Oct 1 -31: Ottobre Africano a month of cultural events
Sept 24- Oct 4 MangiaCinema, Salsomaggiore
Sept 29, 30 - Oct 1 The Day of Honey, Traversetolo
Sept 30 - Hiking in the Mines in Corchia
Sept 30 - Oct 1 Polenta Festival, Soragna
Sept 30 - 8: Mercanteinfiera - Renowned Parma Modernism and Antiques Fair
Oct 1: Easy hike near Borgotaro, searching for wildlife (WWF)
Oct 1: Fundraising Day for the Parma Hospital, Pediatrics, Traversetolo
Oct 1: Nigerian Association March Against Racism, Barilla Center
Oct 1: Galletto and Chestnuts Festival, Pelligrino Parmense
Oct 6: Coldplay Tribute at Campus Industry
Oct 7-8: Tortel Dols Festival in Colorno, PR
Oct 7 - 9: BorgoFood, Fidenza
Oct 8: Donne in Corsa (the walk for women) PR
Oct 8: Castello di Gropparello - At the King's Table
Middle weekends of Oct: Sagra del Tortellino, Reno Centese, Ferrara
Oct 7 - Nov 26: 87th tartufo festival in Alba (Piemonte)
Oct 14: Live contemporary music at WOPA
Oct 15 - Nov 12 (weekends only): Black Tartufo Festival of Fragno (Calestano, Parma)
Oct 21 - 29: Festa della Storia, Parma and Bologna (program still to be posted)
Ideas for Halloween at the various Castles in the area
Some concerts in Milan

Also remember to check out the wonderful "Nature" spots around Parma this season the WWF I Ghirardi Oasi in Borgo Val di Taro, Bismantova near Reggio, Lago Santo, etc.

For more info and events:
www.nonsoloeventiparma.it/ 
http://turismo.parma.it/
http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/eventi/parma/
http://parma.repubblica.it/agenda?where=PR 
http://www.parmatoday.it/eventi/
http://www.oggiaparma.it/
http://www.emilialive.it/
http://www.cultura.comune.parma.it/it-it/eventi/listaeventi.aspx
www.parmakids.it 
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Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca The Story of Advertising exhibition
-Palazzo del Governatore
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi  
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Art listings
-Near ModenaTerramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops
-Until Oct, 2017: Objets Trouves, CSAC museum and archives, Parma
-Until Dec, 2017: Castello Estense (Ferrara):  Art for Art's Sake

For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here

Cinema:
Parma Movie Theaters and Listings
French Film at Cinema D'Azeglio this month
Cinema Astra also offers some interesting films but most are in Italian;
Cinema Edison Panorama: Sept 16 - Oct 21 Original Language Films from the Berlin Festival
There is also an original language movie theatre in Reggio and several in Milan

Courses
For athletic courses see "Sports"
Look for courses offered by the various communities here under "In Programma"

English & Other International Language Connections
German Reading Group : Not yet posted
English Reading Club: Sept 28
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): Oct 5
Spanish Group Lectures  : Oct 25

Internations (Register in the Parma sub-section) for info about monthly aperitivos and more
Reggio-Emilia English Expat Group (Reggio, Parma,Modena)
Also on Facebook at -Reggio Emilia, Modena and Parma English Meetup (English language dinners in Parma-active group)

Also Facebook:
-Cours de français Happy Hour Parma
-ENGLISH EVENTS Inglese PARMA MODENA (drinks and games in English once a week)
-INTERNATIONAL Happy Hour PARMA MODENA MEETUP
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Gastronomic Adventures

-For a comprehensive list of restaurants and trattoria in the area, click here;

Music and Theater:
-Teatro Regio and the Festival Verdi as of September 28
-Traettorie: Sept - Nov (Modern and Contemporary Music)
-NuovoTeatroPezzani: New Schedule Online
-Sounds in the Abbey music festival, Parma until Dec 2017

Full list of Parma Theaters and links to their programs- Teatro Regio, Teatro Due, Teatro al Parco, Teatro Lenz, Nuovo Teatro Pezzani, Teatro del Cerchio, Teatro Europa, Teatro del Tempo

Sports & Outdoors: Please check out the Nature section on our website: there are lots of ideas and many websites listed for ideas for hikes and walks as well.
Fencing, Swimming, Soccer (there are many local teams for kids and even some for adults), Rubgy, Baseball, American Football, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Cheerleading (Starlight)
If you need additional info about enrollment, please send us an email or a message on FB
UISP Parma - Sports, Hikes and Courses for 2017
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus for 2017
CAI Parma - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Family trips and more
You can also check out Parma Calcio games as well as rugby Parma Zebre or American Football with the Parma Panthers
-Apennine Events
-Pietra Parcellara: Beautiful hike in the Piacentine hills
-Cinque Terre: Info regarding hikes (and permits)
-Sports in the Appenine (Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Watersports)

Children: Useful resources include www.parmakids.it, http://www.bimbiparma.it/la-rivista/
and various info offered on the website of the "Comune"

Art and Classes for Children
-Biblioteca Alice: Art and Narration workshops - -Waterpainting at Alice Library
-Libri & Formiche: Events here
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico
-Laboratori Vari del Comune
-Orso Ludo: Toy store in the Center of Parma which offers projects & events
-Il Club dell'Orsetto Lavoratore: Baby parking and much more
-Pavese Biblioteca: Reading workshops for children 3 - 5

Film Music & Theater for Children
-Il Regio (Opera): Verdi Young for Families, Kids, And Young Adults
-Europa Teatri: Coming soon
--Fondazione Teatro Due : Coming soon
-Teatro del Cerchio: Calendar online
-Teatro Pezzani: Children's shows begin Nov 26
-Teatro delle Briciole: Calendar online
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro

For older children, there are many courses and sports classes offered around Parma. Coop Parma Polisportiva, CUS, UISP, The country clubs (Mariano, Castellazzo) for tennis, SportsCenter, Palazzetto dello Sport. If you need assistance, please write us at Parma Mia on Facebook.

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Elsewhere
In Bologna this month: Find your way around Bologna in English This September there is Design Week, a Barbie Doll exhibition and more!
BolognaWelcome!
Bologna Events
In Florence this month: Movies in English, concerts and more
In Milan this month (CiaoMilano): Find your way around Milan in English. Great exhibitions, concerts, flower shows, et al. Many museum exhibits offer "children's tours" for which you need to reserve in advance. Check out the aquarium, planetarium, and Natural History Museum as well.
For the more design-oriented, there's are often great exhibitions going on at the Triennale as well as installations at Hangar Biccoca and the Fondazione Prada.
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc. Buy tickets now for The Who and The Flaming Lips.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
Modena in English;
Reggio in Italian: In November there will be an comprehensive Liberty exhibition
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Ligura

September 4, 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017 IN PARMA

Welcome Back!

Summer is coming to an end, but there's lots to do here in Parma and the area this September.

Please let us know if you have events, jobs, or ideas for us to add to our site. The best way to contact us is via Parma Mia on Facebook.

Sept 8,9: Torrile Lambrusco Festival
Sept 8,9: Noceto Walking Theater Festival
Sept 9, 10: Terenzo Farmers' Festival
Sept 8,9,10: Albereto 22nd Porcini Festival
Emilia Romagna Festival ongoing multi-city music festival
Sept 9 - 17: Camper Exhibition at the Fiere di Parma
Sept 16, 17: Parma Palio
Through Sept 17: Bologna Miro': Dreams and Colors
Sept 17 & 24: Gropparello Castle Grape Festival
Sept 17: Corchia Kid-Friendly Hike and Theatre
Sept 22: Castle Trail in Parma and Piacenza
Sept 24: Lagdei Hike and Mushroom Exhibition
All weekends this September: Events at Castelvetro (MO), the home of Aceto Balsamico!
Events in Reggio this September

Also remember to check out the wonderful "Nature" spots around Parma this season the WWF I Ghirardi Oasi in Borgo Val di Taro, Bismantova near Reggio, Lago dei Santi, etc.

If you need info regarding sports/extracurricular kids' activities, please read through the website or send us a message on Facebook o gmail.


For more info and events:
www.nonsoloeventiparma.it/ 
http://turismo.parma.it/
http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/eventi/parma/
http://parma.repubblica.it/agenda?where=PR 
http://www.parmatoday.it/eventi/
http://www.oggiaparma.it/
http://www.emilialive.it/
http://www.cultura.comune.parma.it/it-it/eventi/listaeventi.aspx
www.parmakids.it 
______________________________________________
Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca The Story of Advertising exhibition
-Palazzo del Governatore
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi  
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Art listings
-Near Modena, we've recently discovered Terramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops
-Until Oct, 2017: Objets Trouves, CSAC museum and archives, Parma
-Until Dec, 2017: Castello Estense (Ferrara):  Art for Art's Sake

For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here

Cinema:
Parma Movie Theaters and Listings
French Film at Cinema D'Azeglio this month
Cinema Astra also offers some interesting films but most are in Italian;
Cinema Edison Panorama: Sept 16 - Oct 21 Original Language Films from the Berlin Festival
There is also an original language movie theatre in Reggio and several in Milan

Courses
For athletic courses see "Sports"
Look for courses offered by the various communities here under "In Programma"

English & Other International Language Connections
German Reading Group : Sept 26
English Reading Club: Sept 28
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): Sept 6
Spanish Group Lectures  : Sept 21

Internations (Register in the Parma sub-section) for info about monthly aperitivos and more
Reggio-Emilia English Expat Group (Reggio, Parma,Modena)
Also on Facebook at -Reggio Emilia, Modena and Parma English Meetup (English language dinners in Parma-active group)

Also Facebook:
-Cours de français Happy Hour Parma
-ENGLISH EVENTS Inglese PARMA MODENA (drinks and games in English once a week)
-INTERNATIONAL Happy Hour PARMA MODENA MEETUP
___________________________________________

Gastronomic Adventures

-For a comprehensive list of restaurants and trattoria in the area, click here;

Music and Theater:
-Parma International Music Festival from 19 Sept - 25 Sept
-Teatro Regio and the Festival Verdi from September 28
-Traettorie: Sept - Nov (Modern and Contemporary Music)
-Casa della Musica: Sunday, Sept 10 Promoting the European Day for Jewish Culture
-NuovoTeatroPezzani: New Schedule Online
-Sounds in the Abbey music festival, Parma until Dec 2017

Parma Theaters and links to their programs- Teatro Regio, Teatro Due, Teatro al Parco, Teatro Lenz, Nuovo Teatro Pezzani, Teatro del Cerchio, Teatro Europa, Teatro del Tempo

Sports & Outdoors: Please check out the Nature section on our website: there are lots of ideas and many websites listed for ideas for hikes and walks as well.
Fencing, Swimming, Soccer (there are many local teams for kids and even some for adults), Rubgy, Baseball, American Football, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Cheerleading (Starlight)
If you need additional info about enrollment, please send us an email or a message on FB
UISP Parma - Sports, Hikes and Courses for 2017
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus for 2017
CAI Parma - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Family trips and more
You can also check out Parma Calcio games as well as rugby Parma Zebre or American Football with the Parma Panthers

-Parco Sigurta has reopened for the season. Well-worth the trip. Read more about it on our website or on theirs! Don't forget to stop in Borghetto to check out the river and at Valeggio Sul Mincio for some excellent tortellini.
-Apennine Events
-Pietra Parcellara: Beautiful hike in the Piacentine hills
-Cinque Terre: Info regarding hikes (and permits)
-Sports in the Appenine (Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Watersports)

Children: Other great resources include www.parmakids.it, http://www.bimbiparma.it/la-rivista/
and various info offered on the website of the "Comune"

Art and Classes for Children
-Biblioteca Alice: Art and Narration workshops
-Libri & Formiche: Events here
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico: New program not yet posted
-Laboratori Vari del Comune
-Orso Ludo: Toy store in the Center of Parma which offers projects & events
-Il Club dell'Orsetto Lavoratore: Baby parking and much more

Film Music & Theater for Children
-Il Regio (Opera): Verdi Young for Families, Kids, And Young Adults
-Europa Teatri: Coming soon
--Fondazione Teatro Due : Coming soon
-Teatro del Cerchio: Coming soon
-Teatro Pezzani:
-Teatro delle Briciole:
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro

For older children, there are many courses and sports classes offered around Parma. Polisport, The "circoli" (Mariano, Castellazzo), SportsCenter, Palazzetto dello Sport.
If you need assistance, please email us.


____________________________________________________________________________

Elsewhere
In Bologna this month: Find your way around Bologna in English This September there is Design Week, a Barbie Doll exhibition and more!
BolognaWelcome!
In Florence this month: Movies in English, concerts and more
In Milan this month (CiaoMilano): Find your way around Milan in English. Great exhibitions, concerts, flower shows, et al. Many museum exhibits offer "children's tours" for which you need to reserve in advance. Check out the aquarium, planetarium, and Natural History Museum as well.
For the more design-oriented, there's are often great exhibitions going on at the Triennale as well as installations at Hangar Biccoca and the Fondazione Prada.
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc. Buy tickets now for The Who and The Flaming Lips.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
Modena in English;
Reggio in Italian: In November there will be an comprehensive Liberty exhibition
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Ligura