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Museum entrance ticket - Full

Museum entrance ticket - Full

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It’s not every day that you can see a rare Stradivarius violin. With a ticket to Cremona’s Violin Museum, you can admire a number of these instruments crafted by Antonio Stradivari in the 17th century along with other historic instruments. Learn about the history and production of violins, as well as the techniques used by Cremona’s most famous master luthier to create his legendary instruments, with an audio guide.
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    Violin Museum Cremona

    Very interesting, great museum. Excellent and interactive displays. It's worth visiting Cremona, which is an awesome city.

    jasonricci, Sep 2019

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    Torrazzo entrance + Baptistery - Official

    Torrazzo entrance + Baptistery - Official

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    Visitors will have the opportunity to climb up the highest medieval masonry tower in Europe to admire the surrounding panorama and during the ascent will be able to visit the rooms of the Vertical Museum dedicated to measuring time and its perception by man with interesting reproductions of watches and instruments used in antiquity as well as multimedia contents. This tour includes a visit to the Baptistery, home to the Museo delle Pietre Romaniche della Cattedrale, where some magnificent medieval sculptures are kept.
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    • 1 to 2 hours
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    A day as a local of Parma

    A day as a local of Parma

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    Explore Parma’s unique and delicious cuisine and culture on a 3-hour walking tour. Explore local spots and hidden gems as you sample and learn about Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto di Parma, culatello di Zibello, Aceto balsamico tradizionale. Visit some of the city’s landmarks including the Cathedral, Pilotta Palace, and the San Giovanni Church as you walk around the city.
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    • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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    Baptistery Entrance - Official

    Baptistery Entrance - Official

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    The construction of the Baptistery began in March 1167. The dimensions are considerable: 34 meters high and 20.50 meters in diameter. The Romanesque-style building has an octagonal plan and is crowned by an elegant gallery. It originally had 3 gates: to the north, south and east; the last two were closed in 1592. The north door, which overlooks the square, is framed by a porch with two column-bearing lions, similar to the porch of the adjacent Cathedral. The executive technique of the brick vault anticipated that of Brunelleschi's dome in Florence by about two centuries. The light inside filters through a double series of superimposed mullioned windows and the lamp placed on the top of the dome. At the center stands the large octagonal cistern: a monolithic block of red Verona marble, crowned by a small statue of the Risen Christ. The three altars inside are dedicated to the Madonna Addolorata, to the Crucifix and to S. Biagio.
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    • 1 hour
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    The Secret of Stradivari Violin in Cremona: visit the Violin-maker School

    The Secret of Stradivari Violin in Cremona: visit the Violin-maker School

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    Cremona has a long history of violin-making. On this tour of the Academia Cremonensis, located in the historical Palazzo Mina Bolzesi, you won’t just explore the city’s musical heritage—you’ll see craftspeople at work making violins and bows according to the centuries-old Stradivarius technique. Learn more about the ins and outs of this storied craft, and enjoy the rare opportunity to meet the makers themselves.
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    • 50 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes
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     Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham and Torrechiara Castle tour from Parma

    Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham and Torrechiara Castle tour from Parma

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    Combine culture and cuisine with this tour that stops at both a Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano producer for a tour and tasting, as well as the 15th-century Torrechiara Castle. Learn how two of Parma’s gourmet specialties are produced and enjoy tastings of both paired with local wine. End your day with a stop at the medieval Castello di Torrechiara, with free time to explore on your own.
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    • 5 hours
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    Parma Classic Walking Tour

    Parma Classic Walking Tour

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    The visit includes the exterior of the Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo della Pilotta, Teatro Farnese (visitable only during the afternoon visit), Piazza Ghiaia, Ponte Romano, exterior of the oratory of San Quirino, exterior of the University Palace, exterior of the Music Conservatory "Arrigo Boito", outside the Palazzo delle Orsoline and the Church of San Rocco, Piazza Garibaldi, entrance inside the Church of Santa Maria della Steccata, outside the Teatro Regio, exterior of the Palazzo di Riserva, Piazza Duomo, entrance to the Cathedral and outside of the Baptistery. The meeting is in front of the entrance to the Ducal Park (Via Farnese - Strada delle Fonderie, intersection with Ponte Verdi).
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    • 2 to 3 hours
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    Torrazzo entrance - Official

    Torrazzo entrance - Official

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    The Torrazzo is in effect one of the monuments that best symbolizes the city of Cremona: it is in fact the highest medieval brick bell tower in Europe (about 112.22 m). Its structure exemplifies the extreme accuracy of ancient construction techniques and is considered a perfect combination of extremely different architectural styles. Thanks to the recent opening of the new Vertical Museum, some themes related to the study of the clock are examined in depth. Inside the 4 new rooms you can find some curious historical objects and the reconstruction of some antique clocks. There is also a fantastic installation of Foucault's Pendulum. Its oscillation demonstrates the rotation of the Earth from a scientific point of view. At the top of the tower you can admire a wonderful view of the city and the surrounding landscape.
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    • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Parmigiano-Reggiano Balsamic Vinegar Prosciutto di Parma Small Group Experience

    Parmigiano-Reggiano Balsamic Vinegar Prosciutto di Parma Small Group Experience

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    Italian cuisine is loved across the world for its focus on fresh ingredients and big flavors. On this tour, visit traditional cheese, meat, and balsamic vinegar producers across Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Reggio-Emilia, and learn of the passion and pride than goes in to Italian food. With lunch and round-trip travel from central Parma included, savor the diverse flavors of Italy.
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    • 5 to 6 hours
    • Free Cancellation
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    Fontanellato: a castle and a labyrinth in Parma countryside

    Fontanellato: a castle and a labyrinth in Parma countryside

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    Two architectural wonders lie in the middle of Parma countryside, a few kilometers distant from each other. The first is Rocca Sanvitale, a fortress standing in the middle of the village of Fontanellato, gradually become a pleasure residence for the ancient family who has owned it for more than six centuries. The latter is the largest labyrinth in the world, dreamed and constructed by Franco Maria Ricci, a publisher and philanthropist whose astonishing art collection is kept in a gallery, at ht heart of the labyrinth itself. A whole day, to find your own path through beauty.
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    • 7 hours
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    An opera tour in Parma

    An opera tour in Parma

    Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini have made Parma great for opera lovers all around the world. This exclusive tour celebrates the places where this tradition has born and still lives, together with the outstanding pieces of art and architecture that compose the unique harmony of the Small Paris of Emilia.
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    • 7 hours
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    $262.80
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    Parma In-depth Walking Tour: Classic Parma Visit, City-Center Medieval Treasures

    Parma In-depth Walking Tour: Classic Parma Visit, City-Center Medieval Treasures

    Start of the tour at Palazzo del Podestà, in the heart of ancient Parma, dominated by civic buildings of medieval foundation, the guided tour continues along the ancient Roman cardo towards Piazza del Duomo, one of the most harmonious and best preserved squares in Italy. In this spectacular setting, testimony to the long history of Parma since the early Christian epoch, we will visit the solemn Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, a jewel of Romanesque art, the Bishop's Palace which houses the Diocesan Museum with original masterpieces by Benedetto Antelami, who is also the designer of the magnificent Baptistery of San Giovanni, an absolute medieval masterpiece of architecture, sculpture and painting.
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    • 2 hours
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    Hidden treasures in Ceno valley, closely south of Parma.

    Hidden treasures in Ceno valley, closely south of Parma.

    Only 50 kilometers south of Parma, you will experience a time travel back to the Medieval age. At the heart of the enchanting Ceno valley lies the small but characteristic village of Bardi, overlooked by a perfectly mantained fortress. The wonders of history and nature will be accompanied by the gastronomic excellence of the area: Parmigiano cheese, whose production and exquisite taste will be widely explained during a private visit to a local dairy factory.
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    • 6 hours
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    Walking and tasting in Parma

    Walking and tasting in Parma

    An unconventional walking tour of the UNESCO Italian Creative city of gastronomy, a perfect match of art and taste. From the ground floor vaults of the Town Hall, still called Corn Porticoes, a "fil rouge" connects to the Cathedral, the Baptistry and to the Church of Santa Maria della Steccata, together with some remarkable "gastronomy boutiques". Parma ham, Anolini and Parmigiano will delight your palate, while the gorgeous frescoes by Correggio and Parmigianino will feed your soul. All mixed up in a unique, immersive experience.
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    • 4 hours
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    Parma Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    Parma Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    Come and join us in the company of a very knowledgeable local guide to sample the delights of the wonderful city of Parma.  Located in the centre of Emilia-Romagna this city of beautiful piazzas and quaint cobbled streets has something for everyone.   There is history, art and of course the delicious local food – a true feast for all the senses. The tour takes you on a journey from Parma’s Roman times up to the middle ages.  You will discover the beauty of Romanesque design and the rich tapestry of the Renaissance era.  You will learn something of the history of Parma’s two great families,  the Farnese and Bourbon’s and you will in particular learn of the celebrated Maria Luigia D’Austria
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    • 3 hours
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    Private walking tour of Parma with a local guide

    Private walking tour of Parma with a local guide

    Explore the historic city of Parma on a 2.5-hour private walking tour. Discover the history of the city from medieval times through the Renaissance and the Austrian control until present-day. Visit key landmarks such as the Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Maria della Steccata, Pilotta Palace, the Ducal Palace and more as you follow your informative guide around the city.
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    • 2 hours 30 minutes
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    The beauty of Parma - One-hour Rickshaw Tour

    The beauty of Parma - One-hour Rickshaw Tour

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    With one hour sightseeing tour in the center of Parma, you will have an unusual and fun experience to discover the historic city. Come aboard the rickshaw and let yourself be fascinated by Parma.
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    • 1 hour
    • Free Cancellation
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    Food Tour in Parma by Rickshaw

    Food Tour in Parma by Rickshaw

    See the main highlights of the city centre of Parma combined with multiple tastings in typical delis, street-food and pastry shops/ice cream shops for a total of 3 stops. You’ll discover why Parma has been recognized by U.N.E.S.C.O. as the first and only Creative City of Gastronomy in Italy and Italian Capital of Culture 2020 as well.
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    • 1 hour
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    From the Culatello tasting to the cooking lesson with rolling pin

    From the Culatello tasting to the cooking lesson with rolling pin

    A day to discover the "lower Parma area", the area where the presence of the Po river and the lowland fog influence the seasoning of the king of cured meats: the Culatello. During the tour we will visit an ancient Renaissance castle, transformed into the seat of taste par excellence by a Michelin-starred chef. From the visit of some rooms rich in furniture and elegant furnishings, you will go to the vegetable garden, to the suggestive underground cellars, where the seasoning of thousands of culatelli takes place, many of which are reserved for V.I.P. and political and entertainment figures. From the museum dedicated to the pig, where you will learn the history of breeding and production, you will go to the kitchens, for a private lesson, "with a rolling pin" to learn the art of the typical fresh Emilian pasta. Following tasting and lunch.
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    • 6 hours
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    Castles in Tour

    Castles in Tour

    There are many virtues in the province of Parma, a territory with a strong identity and rich in traditions. It is a pleasure to meet and discover every aspect of it: a set of emotions that can make you fall in love even after a single glance.
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    • 4 hours
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    Parma Basic Walking Tour Itinerary: Discover Parma Capital of Culture&Gastronomy

    Parma Basic Walking Tour Itinerary: Discover Parma Capital of Culture&Gastronomy

    Parma, refined emilian city, has been shaped through the centuries by great architects and painters such as Antelami, Parmigianino and Correggio. Great master Correggio painted illusionistic frescoes inside the Chamber of Saint Paul, the Church of Saint John and the Cathedral, while Benedetto Antelami projected and decorated the amazing medieval Baptistry in the religious area. Other outstanding landmarks in Parma not to be missed are the Opera theatre Teatro Regio (Royal Theatre) and Teatro Farnese, the latter hosted inside the imposing Palazzo Pilotta.
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    • 2 hours
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    Small Group Parma Ham Farm tour

    Small Group Parma Ham Farm tour

    Prosciutto di Parma (Parma ham) is one of Parma’s flagship gourmet specialties, and you’ll enjoy an inside look at how this prestigious cured ham is created on this farm tour. Learn about the history of this traditional charcuterie and its stages of production from fresh pork through the salting and curing processes from your guide. End your visit with a prosciutto tasting, paired with local Malvasia wine.
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    • 3 hours
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    The Parmigiano Reggiano - Parmesan Cheese Museum

    The Parmigiano Reggiano - Parmesan Cheese Museum

    Italy is famous for its Parmesan Cheese and the Parmigiano Reggiano Museum is devoted to the iconic cheese. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the museum, discover the secrets of how Parmesan is made, then taste it for yourself during an expert-led cheese tasting.
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    • 3 hours
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    From "Versailles" in Colorno to the Culatello experience in Parma countryside

    A half day tour, closely away from Parma, towards the great river Po, discovering the King of cold cuts: Culatello. The tour will lead you from the magnificent Ducal Palace of Colorno, also known as a small parmesan Versailles, to a cellar where you will enjoy the view and fragrance of more than 7.000 Culatellos, whose seasoning takes advantage of the humid climate of these surroundings. The appetizer will be based on a selection of cold cuts, accompanied by red local wines such as Fortana and Lambrusco, while the lunch will be hosted by an ancient mill, formerly owned by Giuseppe Verdi's family.
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    • 6 hours
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