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Things to do in Parma

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Parma. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Parma attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Parma to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Parma.

  • Camera di San Paolo

    Two exquisitely frescoed rooms by Renaissance master and Emilia-Romagna native Antonio da Correggio. More
  • Casa del Formaggio

    Parma has an embarrassment of remarkable shops selling salumi, Parmesan, and prepared foods. You’ll never see a tourist in this one. More
  • National Gallery, Parma

    Don't miss the museum's collection of prized Baroque paintings. More
  • Teatro Regio

    One of Italy's legendary opera houses; its season runs from January to mid-April. More
  • Terme Berzieri

    Soak in thermal baths amid 1920's frescoes, sculptures, and bas-reliefs at this Art Deco spa. More

Explore things to do in Emilia-Romagna for more options.

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