Thinking about Parma, probably the first things that come to mind are: ham and Parmesan cheese. Indeed, Parma is one of the most important culinary centres of Italy, but this city is so much more than that. Parma was the capital of a very powerful Duchy, which left a legacy made of stunning monuments and palaces. In addition, all the splendours of that period created a fertile ground for art spreading. In fact, Parma became one of the main centre for opera, thanks to its amazing theatres and to its fine citizen Giuseppe Verdi.