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Parma East Apennines

The heart of the Food Valley, a land where the link between man, nature and culture is sealed by the recognition of UNESCO MAB Reserve, with the presence of a National Park and three Regional Parks. Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Salame Felino and Vini dei Colli are the excellences of a kaleidoscope of flavors. Everything here invites you to stop, slow down, live.

In the collective imagination and in the perception as a tourist destination, Parma is associated with opera music, excellent cuisine and its agri-food products of absolute excellence. A “petite capitale”, in short, of good living.

And so it is. But there is more: in the Food Valley called Val Parma, in the 90 km that the stream marks from the Apennine ridge to the Po, values are added, flavors are discovered, always different landscapes overlap.

From the food and wine point of view, Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO, Prosciutto di Parma PDO, Salame di Felino PGI and Vini dei Colli are the tips of a many-sided diamond, where every valley, every village or hamlet preserves particular culinary traditions and sometimes rooted in the millennial history of these places.

And you can still breathe a lot of history in these valleys, dotted with beautiful castles, churches and churches, historic villages and ancient agricultural courts.

The link with the products is sealed by the presence in the Valley of five Food Museums: the Parma Ham Museum in Langhirano, the Tomato and Pasta Museums in Collecchio, the Salami Museum in Felino and the Wine Museum in Sala Baganza.

It is a precious place and precious things, you know, must be protected. Nature is protected on several levels. The National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines preserves the peaks of the ridge, the Regional Park of the Hundred Lakes the middle mountain, the Park Boschi di Carrega the lowland forests among the vestiges of the ducal past, the Taro Park the fragile ecosystem of the middle course of the river. Parks to live thanks to the many opportunities for use, from hiking to sports in nature.

A protected nature that puts us in network with the whole world thanks to the MAB Reserve (Man and Biosphere) UNESCO Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.

Whether they are the rocky ridges or the glacial lakes of the ridge, the orderly agricultural landscape of the plain where it seems to still see the hand of Roman centuriation, the regular rows of vines that move the hills in waves of color, the scent of freshly cut hay, moss or mushrooms in the undergrowth, wood burning in the chimneys, the sound of a tractor or dry leaves under your feet.

Everything here invites us to stop, slow down, live.

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Castle of Torrechiara

Castle of Torrechiara

Rocca Sanvitale

Rocca Sanvitale

Castle of Felino

Castle of Felino

Schia and Monte Caio

Schia and Monte Caio

Abbey of San Basilide (Badia Cavana)

Abbey of San Basilide (Badia Cavana)

Wildlife Centre of Monte Fuso

Wildlife Centre of Monte Fuso

Devil’s Leaps

Devil’s Leaps

The glacial lakes of the upper Val Parma and Alta Val Cedra

The glacial lakes of the upper Val Parma and Alta Val Cedra

Ettore Guatelli Museum

Ettore Guatelli Museum

Cento Laghi Regional Park

Cento Laghi Regional Park

Historical Museum of Padlocks

Historical Museum of Padlocks

Golf of the Duchy

Golf of the Duchy

Food Museums

Food Museums

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Typical products

CAMPORA BROWN

CAMPORA BROWN

FELINE SALAMI IGP

FELINE SALAMI IGP

PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA PDO

PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA PDO

SPONGATA OF CORNIGLIO

SPONGATA OF CORNIGLIO

WINES OF THE HILLS OF PARMA (DOP)

WINES OF THE HILLS OF PARMA (DOP)

BLACK TRUFFLE OF FRAGNO

BLACK TRUFFLE OF FRAGNO

PARMIGIANO REGGIANO PDO

PARMIGIANO REGGIANO PDO

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