A walking tour through the culinary corners of Parma

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Francisco
Quality Verified Registered on September 20, 2019

I am an Italian-Chilean journalist based in Parma, Italy. I have published a series of culinary books such as Patagonia Gastronomy, Chilean Poetic Cuisine and Valparaíso Gastronomy. Since 2019 I have lived in Parma, a beautiful city where I have developed this free tour that runs through its main attractions, with special emphasis on its rich gastronomic culture.

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Tour description

On this culinary walking tour I will show you the most pleasant corners of this ducal city of exquisite beauty. We will travel through the historic center visiting the places that show us the most authentic expressions of the cuisine of this place recognized as the Capital of the Italian Food Valley. In the tour I will tell you about the history and present of Parma and how it is intertwined with the culture of food. We will also learn more about the famous Parma Ham, Culatello and obviously Parmigiano Reggiano, all these gastronomic excellences with the protected brand. I will also tell you about the Parma restaurants and their particular menu. Along the way you will learn more about the variety of sparkling Parma wines such as Malvasia and Lambrusco, as well as Balsamic Vinegar. During this tour, the typical pasta known as anolini, horse meat, pizza, sandwiches, coffee and artisanal ice cream made with fresh Parmesan milk will also be very important. Local entrepreneurship is also very strong in Parma and for this reason we will visit a small perfume museum where the famous "Violeta di Parma" stands out. This tour is not recommended for minors.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 19/E, 4312...
    Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 19/E, 43121 Parma PR, Italy
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    In Piazza Garibaldi, next to the only statue. I wear a yellow jacket in summer and a yellow scarf in winter.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Garibaldi Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Royal Theater of Parma
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Parma Cathedral
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Baptistery of Parma
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Borgo Giacomo Tommasini
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Farini Road

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Mar sanchis 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Diferente a todos los tours clásicos
Jason 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
For our first visit to Parma, this was the ideal tour. Francisco is a fantastic guide, more like Yot local friend who is excited to to show you the best of their city. Highly recommend this tour Deb & Jason (Australia)
Michael 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
A really amazing tweak on a tour by focusing it on food. We were shown and taught the best city delicacies and even got to try a bit along the way!
Emily 25 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
A really interesting tour with a clear point of view, lots of fun facts about the town while learning a lot about specifically the food culture of Parma. Had a really great time. Would recommend doing it at the beginning of a stay in Parma as it helped me decide what to do/try during the rest of my time there
alfredo 20 Mar 2024
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Muy agradable!!! Y muy interesante tour
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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