This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Parma.
Parma is located in Northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna Region. It is easily accessed by train from the major Italian cities. It has its own airport and its close proximity to Milan facilitates international transportation. Hostels in Parma are not numerous; however, you will be able to find a hostel in Parma that will accommodate your needs.
Besides its famous parmigiano reggiano cheese (the culinary history of Parma is known worldwide not only for its cheese production but also for its delicate, extravagant dishes based on raw or cooked horse meat), Parma has many attractions for tourists who plan to spend some relaxed, quiet time in Italy. A mixture of antique architecture and a peaceful countryside view makes Parma an interesting city to visit while traveling in Italy. A small river, an affluent of the River Po, runs across the city. The climate is mild most of the year and it can be rather cold in winter.
The University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world, hosts a large number of Italian students, giving a breath of young life to a city embedded in ancient-style architecture. Divided in several campuses, a variety of careers can be pursued in Parma.
In la Piazza del Duomo, the artistic center of the city, you can visit The Cathedral of Parma, a symbol of the ancient Italian culture. The “Teatro Regio,” an internationally recognized theater of the opera, also deserves a visit while staying in Parma. For relaxation, nothing better than taking a walk by the Ducal Park, with its gardens, old trees, and the Trianon Fountain.
Written by local enthusiast for Parma hostelssandra