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Our most recommended Parma Walking tours

Parma: Traditional Food Tour

1. Parma: Traditional Food Tour

With this gastronomic tour in Parma you can immerse yourself in the local gastronomic culture accompanied by a local expert, a person who lives here and who knows all the secrets and curiosities about the area. You will discover local restaurants and the most hidden places, frequented only by locals. Come and taste some of the most famous dishes of the Emilia- Romagna tradition and immerse yourself in the culinary and cultural traditions of this beautiful city. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include: a board of cold cuts, Parmigiano cheese, and glass of wine; Tortelli (egg pasta filled with differents ingredients); Carciofa (a delicious and cheesy quiche; Bomba di riso (a rice timbale seasoned with a meat sauce; and Tigelle, prepared with a mixture of flour, lard, yeast, and water (typically stuffed with salami). You can also try a Duchessa cake – the typical Sunday dessert for local families, and enjoy a Caffè espresso – the only way to end a meal in Italy.

Parma Classic Walking Tour

2. Parma Classic Walking Tour

A private tour to discover one of the most flourishing cities in Italy, rich in culture, tradition and delicious food. Find out more about the history of Parma and its splendid monuments, including the Pilotta's Palace, the Farnese Theater, the Roman Bridge, Piazza Garibaldi and the Church of Santa Maria della Steccata. You will also stroll in Piazza Duomo, admiring the Cathedral and its Baptistery.

Parma: Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

3. Parma: Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Parma. Discover the medieval epoch, the rich legacy of Renaissance art, the splendor of the Farnese era, the Bourbon reconstruction of the state, the happy period under the rule of the Duchess Maria Luigia of Austria and, finally, the contemporary era. Follow you guide and explore the church St. John the Evangelist, the central Piazza Duomo and its monuments, the Basilica of Santa Maria della Steccata. You'll also pass along the Teatro Regio, the Palazzo della Pilotta and the Palazzo Ducale and get to know their histories and importance in town through the words of your guide.

Parma: Fidenza Village, Parma City Center, and Food Tasting

4. Parma: Fidenza Village, Parma City Center, and Food Tasting

Discover the beautiful city center of Parma, Italy's Capital of Culture 2020 on this walking tour with local food tasting. Sample some local eats at quaint little food and wine shops. Meet your guide in the morning or afternoon and start exploring Parma's fantastic city center. Seek out small, traditional food and wine shops, enjoy tastings, and chat with the locals. Learn more about the history of Parma. From the 1000 year-old medieval district to the frescoes of the Renaissance artists in the domes, to the neoclassic Teatro Regio, the city's buildings represent many different periods in Italian history.

Parma: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

5. Parma: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). At the conclusion of your experience, you will also be free to take a souvenir back home: an official apron.

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What people are saying about Parma

It was such a delight to have Giorgia as our guide on our Parma walking tour! She shared an overview of the history of the city as well as an excellent orientation to the city center. (We are most grateful for her recommendations for lunch and gelato!) Giorgia’s genuine affection for the city and her knowledge about it helped us truly feel like “temporary Parmense” during our visit. We would highly recommend her for anyone wishing to become better acquainted with Parma. Grazie Mille, Giorgia!

Jihene was an excellent tour guide who helped us appreciate the local dishes in Parma. We thoroughly enjoyed all the food served from the Parma ham to the tortellini and gelato. On top of this, Jihene also took us around the city and shared the interesting culture and history of Parma.

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. Our guides were wonderful. The food tour was fascinating. The stops were great and the different foods to sample were amazing.

Absolutely fantastic food tour. Alessia was amazing and so informative. We were so lucky to have a private tour with our group of 4!!

Our hosts were amazing! Welcoming, friendly and the food was outstanding. I highly recommend!