Tours & Activities in Parma
1 Hour Tour: Market and Street Food - the best of Parma
The food here is tradition, family, excellence! How to discover the real food of Parma, not just the most famous products? With a local like me who will guide you inside the city market, a must for Parmesan! In an hour we will immerse ourselves in aromas and colors. I will tell you how the typical recipes are born as we stroll through the alleys of the historic center enlivened by the stalls. We will stop in a fresh pasta shop to taste the Anolini, we will stop in a historic deli, we will toast in a calm alley with a glass of Lambrusco dei Colli and we will go to a cheesemaker's stall to test Parmesan cheese and Spalla Cotta salami. We will then end up in Borgo Basini, where there is the most famous pizzeria in the centre... and much more!
Price from 35,00 EUR
The Farnese: Art, Architecture and Power
Guided tour of the large exhibition open to the public from 19 March to 31 July 2022, dedicated to the client of the Farnese family in the halls of the Monumental Complex of the Pilotta in Parma. The exhibition involves the most spectacular environments of the Monumental Complex starting from the Voltoni del Guazzatoio, to continue on the main floor in the majestic Farnese Theater and in the Petitot Gallery and Palatine Library, there are amazing objects in precious metals, ivories, semi-precious stones, wonders exhibited in the ancient Farnese WunderKammerns. We will be able to admire 20 paintings, masterpieces from the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, among which works by Raphael, Tiziano Vecellio, El Greco and Annibale Carracci, arranged in dialogue with the works of the Complex in re-enactment of the Farnese gallery, where they were kept the 100 most significant paintings in the family collection.
Price from 150,00 EUR
An exclusive night at the labyrinth-museum, in Parma countryside
Franco Maria Ricci, a well-known art publisher and philanthropist, has made his dream come true: the largest labyrinth in the world, entirely made of bamboo plants, stands now in the middle of the sweet countryside of Parma, guarding the art collection he has gathered in more than fifty years. At the heart of this, a gourmet bistrot and gorgeous suites will give you the experience of an unusual, unforgettable overnight stay. A private driver will be at your disposal for transfers and simply to visit the surroundings. Take the chance of getting lost in Beauty.
Price from 1564,11 EUR
From "Versailles" in Colorno to the Culatello experience in Parma countryside
A half day tour, closely away from Parma, towards the great river Po, discovering the King of cold cuts: Culatello. The tour will lead you from the magnificent Ducal Palace of Colorno, also known as a small parmesan Versailles, to a cellar where you will enjoy the view and fragrance of more than 7.000 Culatellos, whose seasoning takes advantage of the humid climate of these surroundings. The appetizer will be based on a selection of cold cuts, accompanied by red local wines such as Fortana and Lambrusco, while the lunch will be hosted by an ancient mill, formerly owned by Giuseppe Verdi's family.
Price from 224,36 EUR
Grand gourmet tour around Parma
The very best of Emilia delicacies in just one day: Parmigiano, Parma ham and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale. Treasures that a tireless tradition has brought through the centuries, and that have made the name of this region and its cities a synonym of gastronomic excellence all over the world. Go through the productive processes, regulated by an ancient knowledge, and the tasting will be even more unforgettable.
Price from 435,90 EUR
A love and wine story in Parma valley
Parma hillside is a sweet and harmonious landscape, dotted by ancient and charming castles. Torrechiara is the jewel of this collection, outstanding for its location and its appearance, both a fortress and a leisure residence. A quick and pleasant walk joins the main court to a winery, which takes advantage of the soil quality and exposure to produce excellent wines, to be enjoyed chilling out with an amazing view.
Price from 217,95 EUR
From the Culatello tasting to the cooking lesson with rolling pin
A day to discover the "lower Parma area", the area where the presence of the Po river and the lowland fog influence the seasoning of the king of cured meats: the Culatello. During the tour we will visit an ancient Renaissance castle, transformed into the seat of taste par excellence by a Michelin-starred chef. From the visit of some rooms rich in furniture and elegant furnishings, you will go to the vegetable garden, to the suggestive underground cellars, where the seasoning of thousands of culatelli takes place, many of which are reserved for V.I.P. and political and entertainment figures. From the museum dedicated to the pig, where you will learn the history of breeding and production, you will go to the kitchens, for a private lesson, "with a rolling pin" to learn the art of the typical fresh Emilian pasta. Following tasting and lunch.
Price from 358,98 EUR
An opera tour in Parma
Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini have made Parma great for opera lovers all around the world. This exclusive tour celebrates the places where this tradition has born and still lives, together with the outstanding pieces of art and architecture that compose the unique harmony of the Small Paris of Emilia.
Price from 217,95 EUR
Parma Highlights Private Tour by Night
Starting it in the late afternoon allow us to capture a special moment of the city, when locals meet up to have a chat and a glass of wine, when the sun exalts the yellow coloration of the buildings, when the mood change from touristy to pleasantly relaxed, when we can slow down our pace and calmly enjoy the beauty of this quiet and charming town. Our knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide will lead you to discover the marvels of this charming town, in Piazza del Duomo, we find the main cathedral and the baptistery, a great example of Romanesque architecture. The great beauty of Italy lies in these often-ignored quiet little towns, do not miss the opportunity to discover this hidden treasure.
Price from 203,00 EUR
In the name of Parma: Ham & the city
The name of Parma is well known all around the world, for both its culinary and art treasures. An exclusive guided tour will allow you to discover them all, in just one day. From Langhirano, seat of the Museum of Parma ham, you will reach a ham factory where you will witness the production process, based on an ancient and unchanging knowledge. After a rich tasting of local delicacies, you will get back to the historical heart of Parma, where a majestic Cathedral and a gorgeous Baptistry dominate the skyline of the small, yet charming capital of taste and beauty.
Price from 205,13 EUR
Walking and tasting in Parma
An unconventional walking tour of the UNESCO Italian Creative city of gastronomy, a perfect match of art and taste. From the ground floor vaults of the Town Hall, still called Corn Porticoes, a "fil rouge" connects to the Cathedral, the Baptistry and to the Church of Santa Maria della Steccata, together with some remarkable "gastronomy boutiques". Parma ham, Anolini and Parmigiano will delight your palate, while the gorgeous frescoes by Correggio and Parmigianino will feed your soul. All mixed up in a unique, immersive experience.
Price from 173,08 EUR
Bar Crawling in Parma
This tour will offer you the chance to meet other travelers like you or locals to chat with so you can get to know our culture. is a super recommended activity for all those who are traveling alone, but are not looking for anything challenging
Price from 40,00 EUR
Private Transfer from Parma to Bologna (BLQ) Airport
Take the worry out of your departure to Bologna Airport and pre-book a private transfer to suit your group size (up to 8 people). Avoid the long lines for taxis at the hotel, and travel in the comfort of a Premium car or minivan.
Price from 323,00 EUR
Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home in Cremona
Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of the Italian cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.
Price from 145,00 EUR
A fabulous night at a castle in Parma hillside
Have you ever spent a night in a castle? Discover the wonders of Pallavicino Castle, a few kilometers away from Parma, and feel the charming tradition of a family who built this manor in 1025 and still lives in it. Chill out with an exclusive aperitif in front of an astonishing horizon of hills, enjoy a gourmet dinner and, finally, rest like a real king.
Price from 800,00 EUR
Private Transfer From Parma To Milan, 2 Hour Stop in Piacenza
This tour will allow you to see one of the hidden gems of the area, with a very popular experience that's totally worth your time. On your way from Parma to Milan, you will have a nice and calm time, and still have the chance to learn something unique and special, an experience that makes you connect with history and the locals. Give yourself the chance to experience a different and special adventure.
Price from 318,00 EUR
Private Direct Transfer From Parma to Milan, English Speaking Driver
Our transportation service from Parma to Milan is always private, despite if you are only 1 or 2 people, or a large group. We will provide a sedan, an MPV or a Van, depending on how many people are travelling. The unit will be driven by a local English speaking driver, who will be able to answer your questions, and provide some recommendations about what to do and what to see along the way. And we are open to pick you up wherever you need in Parma at any time.
Price from 184,00 EUR
Culatello and Parmigiano: Private half-day tour with lunch in Parma
The highlight of this half-day tour is Italy’s most prestigious cold cut, Culatello di Zibello. After visiting Parmigiano Reggiano dairy, enter the family-run mansion to discover Culatello's ancient production tradition that still follows the rhythm of nature. Round off your foodie experience with a typical lunch in a local trattoria.
Price from 257,00 EUR
Visit to the Balsamic Acetaia
Guests are guided through the magical journey of vinegar, exploring the cellars where wooden barrels impart the unique character and rich taste to balsamic vinegar. During the visit, stories and traditions related to this prized condiment are shared, explaining the importance of patience and dedication in achieving perfection. The visit culminates with a guided tasting, in which participants can taste different varieties of Modena balsamic vinegar, appreciating their aromatic nuances and complex taste profile. The experience provides not only a deeper understanding of the production process, but also a unique opportunity to savor and appreciate one of Italy's gastronomic treasures.
Price from 60,00 EUR
Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina in Parma
Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy, full of ingredients you'd love to experiment with? This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own two recipes. Go food shopping with your Cesarina and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own two Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Price from 157,19 EUR
Parma Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide
Come and join us in the company of a very knowledgeable local guide to sample the delights of the wonderful city of Parma. Located in the centre of Emilia-Romagna this city of beautiful piazzas and quaint cobbled streets has something for everyone. There is history, art and of course the delicious local food – a true feast for all the senses. The tour takes you on a journey from Parma’s Roman times up to the middle ages. You will discover the beauty of Romanesque design and the rich tapestry of the Renaissance era. You will learn something of the history of Parma’s two great families, the Farnese and Bourbon’s and you will in particular learn of the celebrated Maria Luigia D’Austria
Price from 176,00 EUR
Parma Highlights Private Tour with a Local and Top Rated Guide
Nonetheless Parma is quite a small town it offers many outstanding monuments and art. Our knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide will lead you to discover the marvels of this charming town, in Piazza del Duomo, the heart of the city, you’ll find the main cathedral, with stunning frescoes by Correggio, and the baptistery, a great example of Romanesque architecture. Then the Farnese theatre, dating back to the 17th century, one of the most renowned wooden theatres that still stands today. The theatre is part of the Pilotta palace, a huge complex that houses the picture gallery, with amazing paintings and sculptures – where is possible admire the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Canaletto, Parmigianino, Guercino, and many others. Be sure to bring a huge bag with you, we are sure you will not resist to fill it with the local products!
Price from 203,00 EUR
Private walking tour of Parma with a local guide
Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Parma and get to know the different nuances that history, art, culture and tradition have left in the so-called 'small capital'. 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 of 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 Ducal Palace and will get to know their histories and importance in town through the words of your guide. Just one tip: don't forget to bring your camera with you.
Price from 120,00 EUR
Small Group Parma Tour of City Highlights by Night
The most ancient buildings in Parma are colored in yellow, legend tells that the fair hair color of the noblewoman Isabella of Bourbon, admired during her wedding parade, may have inspired the townspeople and successively the French architect Petitot in the choice of color when painting the façades of the buildings in Parma, at sunset the color assumes such vibrant shades that the city seems to bathe in a permanent golden glow Our knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide will lead you to discover the marvels of this charming town, do not miss the opportunity to discover this hidden treasure!
Price from 215,00 EUR
Parma Tour of Must-See Attractions with Local Top Rated Guide
Meet the guide in piazza Garibaldi and be ready to live a unique experience with us! A professional guide that will disclose to you the secrets and wonders of this enchanting Medieval city to get in touch with the history and customs of Parma. During the 3 hours tour you will explore the della Pilotta Palace; the Farnese theatre; the huge Parma Cathedral and its octagonal baptistery and much more.
Price from 250,00 EUR