Parma’s museum circuit offers a rich, complex selection: there are over 50 museums locally of different kinds focussing on history, art, and local cultural and food and wine traditions. The premises are often sumptuous city buildings – to name but a couple, the Pilotta Palace and Palazzo Cusani – or castles and ancient country houses: this is the case of the Food Museums created to illustrate the story, traditions and flavours of typical products from this land.

For a complete list of the museums in and around Parma, and for details of them: e