City of Parma

Parma, Italy is located in northwest Emilia-Romagna and is known widely for its food, namely Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto de Parma.


It is also famous for signature pastas that you fill, such as tortellini, ravioli, and anolini. Parma is an architectural hub as well, featuring one of the oldest universities in the world-the University of Parma. Parma’s great fortune with good meats and cheeses is due in large part to the Po River plain, which lies within Emilia-Romagna’s boundaries and happens to be one of the most fertile tracts of farmland in Italy. As the seasons change, so do the various crops and the flavor of the Parmesan.