Parma Food Trail

Known as the Parmesan food valley, this route offers a tourist a selection of the most famous products of Parma. “Prosciutto” (Parma ham) and “Parmigiano Reggiano” (Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese), together with full-bodied wines “Colli di Parma” (Hills of Parma Wines), the precious “Tartufo Nero di Fragno” (Black Truffle of Fragno) and “Salame di Felino” (Felino Salami). The products have a long tradition in the world of cookery. This heritage has been woven into the villages, churches and castles.

The castle of Torrechiara, with its famous rampart, reminds us of the fifteenth-century love between Pier Maria Rossi and Bianca Pellegrini. Eastwards, in the Val d’Enza, two castles, Montechiarugolo and Neviano degli Arduini, are the aim of this touring route. Westwards, the Parco dei Boschi di Carrega and the Parco Fluviale del Taro complete the trail at Collecchio and Ozzano, where the Guatelli museum “Il bosco delle cose” – dedicated to rural civilization – is situated. In the south, the castle of Ravarano, the fortress of Sala Baganza and the castle of Felino. Four valleys – Val d’Enza, Val Parma, Val Baganza and Val Taro - invite the tourist to make the trip along the Via Francigena and across the Apennine passes. Taste the products of the “Trail”!  Click map for large version (1Mb)

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