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The Roman shield

One of the iconic landmark cities of Emilia-Romagna, Parma’s name is known all over the world, albeit not always as a travel destination but a reason to drool, hearing the words prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Indeed, these come from here, but aside cuisine, the city has stunning architectural landmarks. The province is equally beautiful; with notable attractions all over the countryside. See a local museum to learn why Parma was named after a Roman shield. Don’t miss the opera, either - after all, Parma is the cradle of Verdi.