Parma is a central city for high culture and great food. Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Toscanini, Bernardo Bertolucci, the Parmigiano-Reggiano and the prosciutto together. And the museums reflect that excellence. If you are an art, music and food lover, Parma’s museums will serve you perfectly. Some museums that you shouldn’t miss are:

- Located at Strada alla Pilotta 3, Museo Bodoniano is dedicated to Giambattista Bodoni who was the director of the royal printing house of Parma in the 18th century. It was an international capital for all printing materials. In the same building, the Pilotta Palace, the Palatina Library houses extraordinary books collections.

- The National Gallery of Parma was initiated with the first Bourbons' art collection in Parma. Now, the collection includes artwork from the Middle Ages and paintings by Correggio, Parmigianino, Leonardo, Holbein, Tintoretto, El Greco, Van Dyck among many other artists. The gallery also includes a collection of 19th century paintings by local artists.

- The National Archeological Museum was founded in 1762 to keep the archeological findings from the province of Parma. It eventually housed other collections.

- The Museum at Magnani Rocca Foundation at the Court Villa of Mamiano houses the impressive collection of Luigi Magnani which includes pieces by Rubens, Tiziano, Van Dyck, Goya, Monet, Renoir, Morandi, and Lorenzo Bartolini.