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When you hear of Parma you probably think of ham, parmesan cheese and Verdi. These three words truly encapsulate Parma, a city associated both in Italy and abroad with savoir faire and the good life. The capital of the Duchy of Parma for centuries, the city boasts a series of magnificent art works and a splendid historic city centre, packed with beautiful civil and religious buildings.

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Population Approximately 177,000
Currency Euro, €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops are usually open between 9am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Larger shops are normally open continuously during the day. Shops are open on Sundays at their own discretion.
Newspapers La Gazzetta di Parma
Corriere della Sera
La Repubblica
La Stampa
Emergency numbers Emergency: 113
Carabinieri (Police): 112
Vigili del fuoco (Fire Brigade): 115
Ambulanza (Ambulance): 118
Tourist information Information and tourist reception
Piazza Garibaldi, 1, Parma
+39 521 218 889
turismo@comune.parma.it