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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We don't have too much personal experience with the "movida" in Parma, but we welcome more youthful input to add below!

For an aperitivo you can try:
Peter Pan
Enoteca in Via Farini
Tobago Wine Bar, piazzale San Lorenzo (good selection of cocktails, you can also have dinner).

The Parma Daily publishes a daily listing of concerts, clubs, exhibits and cinema:;

Parma di Notte is a facebook page dedicated to nightclubs. is another site dedicated to nightlife, not only in Parma but around Italy.