Private Half-Day Tour to Parma City of Gastronomy and Perfume

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Parma City of Gastronomy & Perfume is a walk through the elegant and typical shops of the city center that will fascinate and engage your senses. A journey that will delight eyes, nose and palate, through the discovery of the gastronomic delicacies that have made the city of Parma famous in the world, Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and the tasty products of the Parma charcuterie, handmade fresh pasta, traditional desserts and pastries. We will also discover the scents of Parma, starting with the unmistakable Violetta di Parma, a symbol of the city and of an era. After a pleasant stop at the Violetta di Parma 1930 shop and an engaging sensory experience at an Acqua di Parma Flagship Store, to get to know the brand from its origins to new variations, a fragrant aperitif, based on ancient fruits and lost drinks, will transport us to the Parma of the late nineteenth century, era of the birth of Borsari. We will discover the protagonists of the perfume supply chain in Parma through an engaging visual-olfactory sensory experience, capable of recalling different olfactory memories related to the city of Parma and its territory.

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Duration: 5 hours
Starts: Parma, Italy
Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Wine Tasting & Winery Tours



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Parma City of Gastronomy & Perfume is a walk through the elegant and typical shops of the city center that will fascinate and engage your senses. A journey that will delight eyes, nose and palate, through the discovery of the gastronomic delicacies that have made the city of Parma famous in the world, Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and the tasty products of the Parma charcuterie, handmade fresh pasta, traditional desserts and pastries. We will also discover the scents of Parma, starting with the unmistakable Violetta di Parma, a symbol of the city and of an era. After a pleasant stop at the Violetta di Parma 1930 shop and an engaging sensory experience at an Acqua di Parma Flagship Store, to get to know the brand from its origins to new variations, a fragrant aperitif, based on ancient fruits and lost drinks, will transport us to the Parma of the late nineteenth century, era of the birth of Borsari. We will discover the protagonists of the perfume supply chain in Parma through an engaging visual-olfactory sensory experience, capable of recalling different olfactory memories related to the city of Parma and its territory.

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Pass By: Palazzo della Pilotta, Piazzale della Pilotta, 43121, Parma Italy

We will visit the exterior of the Palazzo della Pilotta, built in the early Seventeenth Century by the Farnese as an imposing container for the court’s services. We will retrace the dynastic passages that followed the extinction of the Farnese dynasty.

Pass By: Museo Lombardi – Marie Louise and Napoleon, Palazzo di Riserva Strada Garibaldi, 15, 43121, Parma Italy

We will visit the exterior of the Palazzo di Riserva, inside which the Glauco Lombardi Museum is located. We will retrace the events of the arrival of the famous “Violetta di Parma” inside the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza in the second half of the Eighteenth Century and the success of the small flower under the First and Second Empire, amply testified by the collections of the Glauco Lombardi Museum.

Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

We will be enchanted in front of the colorful counters of the famous patisseries, enjoy their sweet and cosy atmosphere while savoring traditional desserts and pastries.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Battistero di Parma, Piazza Duomo 7/a, 43121, Parma Italy

We will observe the magnificent Baptistery of Parma from the outside.

Pass By: Cattedrale di Parma, P.zza Duomo, 43100, Parma Italy

We will cross Piazza Duomo and we will admire the Cathedral from the outside.

Stop At: Color Viola, Via Repubblica 2g, 43121, Parma Italy

We will discover the Violetta di Parma 1930 shop.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, Piazza Garibaldi, 43121, Parma Italy

We will walk through Garibaldi Square, overlooked by beautiful buildings such as the Captain’s Palace, the Town Hall and the Governor’s Palace, and also shops, restaurants and cafes which have earned the town the title of “UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy”.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

We will visit an Acqua di Parma Flagship Store, to get to know the brand from its origins to new variations.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

We will visit one of the historic perfumeries in the city center, where an engaging visual-olfactory sensory experience will introduce you to Artistic perfumery.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

A fragrant aperitif, based on ancient fruits and lost drinks, will transport us to the Parma of the late Nineteenth Century, era of the birth of Borsari.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

A fresh pasta shop is a must-see stop walking through the city of Parma, to learn about the ingredients of the famous Emilian homemade pasta and its different shapes, to discover the flavors of typical dishes and curious anecdotes.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

We will visit a traditional Deli shop to discover the gastronomic delicacies that have made the city of Parma famous in the world, Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and the tasty products of the Parma charcuterie such as Culatello di Zibello, Fiocco, Strolghino, Salame Felino, Coppa, Pancetta, Gola, Culaccia, Spalla Cruda and Spalla Cotta di San Secondo Parmense.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Teatro Regio, Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi 16a, 43121, Parma Italy

We will take a look at the exterior of the Teatro Regio, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, where internationally renowned artists, such as Paganini, Verdi, Toscanini, Callas and Beniamino Gigli, have played, sung and worked.

Stop At: Parma, Parma, Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna

We will conclude our immersion in the colors, scents and aromas of the city with an unusual tasting of artisanal gelato, capable of recalling different olfactory memories related to the city of Parma and its territory.

Duration: 20 minutes



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