This ancient roman city has important origins and it has been the capital of the duchy of Parma and Piacenza for three centuries before Italy was unified. It is now the second largest city of the region and it hosts since 2002 the European Food Safety Authority.
Strolling around Parma will allow you to discover the historic buildings and characteristic medieval streets dating back to the 14th century. In the oldest part of the city, the monumental complex of the Pilotta Palace and the cathedral “Duomo”, dating back to the 12th century. You can try to book your ticket for a concert or an opera in the two historical theaters “Teatro Farnese” and “Teatro Regio” two jewels from renaissance and from the ducal age.
Just 15 km away, the Parma exhibition area where numerous world-renowned fairs are held such as the CIBUS.
Just 12 km from the agriturismo, the beautiful castle of Torrechiara, a fifteenth-century manor with medieval and Renaissance traits. Located on the top of a panoramic hill on the outskirts of Val Parma, it is flanked by the small medieval village of Torrechiara, a hamlet of Langhirano, in the province of Parma.
Langhirano was known since the roman age for the production of pro-exsuctus or perexsuctum, the modern “Prosciutto” (Parma dry-cured ham), known world-wide. Parma Ham Festival celebrates every year this delicious product and a specific museum in Langhirano is dedicated to it;
In the municipality of Langhirano there are various castles and churches dating back to the 10th century.
In addition to the historical part, there are various prestigious ham and sausage factories, where it is possible to organize guided tours by appointment.