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Parma, located in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region, is a city that offers a blend of history, culture, natural beauty, and culinary excellence, making it a fascinating and comprehensive destination for visitors and the perfect stop for a taste-focused itinerary.
Parma is renowned for its historical architecture, museums, and artistic heritage. The Cathedral of Parma and the baptistery are two important historical and architectural sites. Parmesan cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano) and Parma ham are two globally renowned food products originating from this region. The city is also known for the production of fresh pasta such as tortelli and lasagna.
Parma hosts numerous cultural events and festivals throughout the year, including concerts, art exhibitions, and theatrical performances. These events provide a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the cultural life of the city. The Teatro Regio di Parma is one of the main venues for artistic and musical performances.
The city is surrounded by natural landscapes and green spaces. It offers parks and gardens, such as Parco Ducale, where people can relax and enjoy nature.
We will depart in the morning towards Parma. The city tour will be accompanied by a tasting of typical products. A tasting of typical products from the Parma region is an extraordinary experience for all food enthusiasts who want to savor the authentic flavors of Emilia-Romagna. Not to be missed are Parmigiano-Reggiano, handcrafted according to centuries-old traditions with milk from naturally fed cows, and Parma ham, one of Italy’s most renowned and appreciated food products, produced according to strict quality standards.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.