Parma, the administrative centre of the district, is located in Emilia Romagna. It was capital of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza until 1859 and its history is reflected in the beautiful buildings, squares, churches and the most beautiful parts of the town.
Among the most beautiful buildings in Parma, you can visit the Palazzo della Pilotta. The first core of the building dates back to 1580, and was then subsequently extended, in order to create a palace of great dimensions which includes three courts at the inside. It was the seat of the Court of the State and now houses the National Gallery of Parma, the National Archaeological Museum, the Farnese Theatre, the Library and the Toschi Institute of art.
In Piazza Garibaldi there’s the Governor’s Palace, with a central tower and the statue of the crowned Virgin. Today it houses, in addition to some administrative offices, a permanent exhibition of modern and contemporary art.
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Cathedral of Parma, is considered one of the greatest works in Romanesque style. Completed in the twelfth century has a gabled façade in Romanesque style and the bell tower in Gothic style built a century later. At the inside, in the centrale nave and the dome there are beautiful frescoes of the Renaissance period, among the most important ones there is the Assumption of the Virgin of Correggio.
The Certosa of San Girolamo, commonly known as Certosa of Parma, is a former monastery of Carthusian monks built in the thirteenth century. It consists of several buildings including the Church of St. Jerome, the Major Cloister and the Minor Cloister where you can find works of great value.
In the town center of Parma, Charminly offers you the possibility to stay in a beautiful Charming B&B, and in other destinations the possibility to stay in Charming Hotels, Charming Agritourism and Masserie.