SALSOMAGGIORE TERME AND THE TERME BERZIERI
The Palazzo delle Terme Berzieri is a Liberty and Déco style jewel, symbol of Salsomaggiore Terme and of European thermalism. In 1912 the architect Ugo Giusti starts the project, terminated by Galileo Chini in 1923 after a brief interruption of the works. The result is a unique building in the world that blends oriental influences with the Tuscan cultural tradition. The façade and the interiors reflect animal motifs and shapes through ornamental and dynamic lines, typical of the Liberty style, while inside there are several metal elements, one of the most used materials by Art Deco. The Palazzo dei Congressi and the Parco Mazzini are also not to be missed.
The provinces of Parma and Piacenza are full of fascinating castles and fortresses, all to visit and admire. Here are some of the most famous ones: the castles of Torrechiara, Tabiano, Roccabianca, Felino, Montechiarugolo and Scipione in the Province of Parma; castle of Agazzano, of Bobbio, Rivalta, Paderna and San Pietro in Cerro in the province of Piacenza. What about the Borgo di Vigoleno, the Fortezza d Bardi, the Rocche di Sala Baganza, San Secondo and Castell'Arquato? Unique beauties, of undisputed charm.
LANDS OF GIUSEPPE VERDI AND FESTIVALS
The municipalities of Busseto, Parma, Soragna, Fontanellato, San Secondo, Zibello, Roccabianca and Salsomaggiore Terme are part of the so-called “Terre Verdiane”, The Giuseppe Verdi Lands. It is here, in fact, that the artistic and musical life of the famous musician Giuseppe Verdi has developed and it is in his honor that the Verdi Festival is celebrated every year, an unmissable event for opera lovers.
LABYRINTH OF MASONE
The bamboo labyrinth created by Franco Maria Ricci, is the largest in the world: it has 200,000 bamboo plants belonging to about twenty different species, between 30 centimeters and 15 meters high. There is also a museum with a collection private, a library, spaces dedicated to temporary exhibitions and an archive.
MAGNANI ROCCA FOUNDATION
The Villa dei Capolavori of Mamiano, a part of the municipality of Traversetolo in the province of Parma, wishes to promote the spread of culture and art to promote the growth of society. It hosts the prestigious collection of Luigi Magnani, which includes works by Gentile da Fabriano, Filippo Lippi, Carpaccio, Dürer, Tiziano, Rubens, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and De Chirico and sculptures by Canova and Bartolini.
There are many points of interest in the town of Parma, also called the "little Paris". What not to miss? The Teatro Regio, the Palazzo della Pilotta, the Duomo, the Baptistery, the National Gallery, the Farnese Theater, the Steccata Church and the Monastery of San Giovanni Evangelista.