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Make a holiday home, villa, house, chateau or farmhouse in Parma, Italy your home away from home

Situated in the Emilia Romagna region of north central Italy, the city of Parma is a beautiful city with much to see and do. Visitors can enjoy the great cuisine, particularly Parma Ham, when staying in self catering accommodation in Parma, or use accommodation as a base for exploring more of the scenic countryside or other nearby cities.

Things to do on holiday in Parma, Italy

As well as being known for its culinary delights, the Parma area is also well known for the countryside surrounding the city. This makes self catering accommodation in Parma a popular choice with holidaymakers who want to enjoy the Italian countryside, take walks or bicycle rides, or leisurely drives in the car. The city may be sizeable but it’s not overly busy and has everything you will need for a pleasant stay – shops, services, restaurants, cafés and bars. If you’re staying outside the city you can usually be guaranteed a quiet and relaxing location, allowing you to spend time catching up on some reading, or enjoy the company of friends or family.

Holidaymakers who enjoy trying great food will be in their element here. Parma itself is obviously very well known for Parma Ham, though you can also try Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Culatello ham, and mortadella, all of which come from this region.

Places to visit on holiday in Parma, Italy

Staying in self catering accommodation in Parma you’re obviously well placed to enjoy all that this attractive city has to offer. Beautiful churches include the Romanesque cathedral with 16th century fresco masterpiece, and the Church of Saint John the Evangelist (San Giovanni Evangelista). There are also palaces such as the Palazzo della Pilotta that was built in 1583 and now houses several museums. Many other great buildings line the streets in addition to more museums and a pretty botanical garden. Other cities within easy reach of your Parma self catering accommodation include Piacenza just to the north, or Modena just to the south; both have multiple sites and are very attractive cities to spend some time in.

The weather in Parma, Italy

The Emilia Romagna region of Italy experiences a mainly humid subtropical climate which means summers in your accommodation in Parma will be hot and humid, while winters will be mild and damp. Self catering accommodation in Parma can therefore be enjoyed throughout the year, depending on whether you’re interested in sightseeing or sunbathing!

Flights to Parma, Italy

There are several airport options for getting to Parma self catering accommodation. To the south east is Bologna International Airport, about an hour’s drive. This airport is used by the likes of British Airways and Ryanair. To the north is Milan which has a choice of two airports, and although smaller Milan’s Linate Airport is closer to your Parma accommodation, about 80 minutes drive. Alitalia, British Airways, and easyJet are amongst the airlines using this airport.

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Recent Reviews

Lovely apartment in a lovely town

5 of 5
We had an amazing stay at Rosa and Leonardo's flat in Parma. The flat had everything we needed, and we were particularly grateful to be able to wash some clothes. Leonardo was so kind to pick us up from the bus terminal, and to our surprise Rosa had left us a tiramasu, which was absolutely delicious!! It's good to note that there are lots of steps, and it will take about 20 minutes to walk into the main town centre. We highly recommend staying at Rosa and Leonardo's great flat and would love to come back again some day.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

Quaint property in a remote idilic location

4 of 5
A lovely property in a stunning location. As described in property advert. The owners were helpful, and provided a cot, extra sheets and a highchair for our daughter. The property is very remote, ideal for a weeks relaxation by the pool. Only negatives were that local dogs were pretty noisy, and woke us at 4am most mornings! We enjoyed day trips to Pisa, Florence, Parma and Bardi castle. A hire car is needed. We had a fantastic holiday, thank you.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016