16 Facts About Parma


Parma is a city in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna known for its architecture, music, art, prosciutto, cheese and surrounding countryside.

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Parma is divided into two parts by the stream of the same name.

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Parma had a certain importance as a road hub over the Via Aemilia and the Via Claudia.

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Parma's territories were an exception for Northern Italy, as its feudal subdivision frequently continued until more recent years.

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Parma was under French influence after the Peace of Aachen .

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Parma became a modern state with the energetic action of prime minister Guillaume du Tillot.

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Parma created the bases for a modern industry and fought strenuously against the church's privileges.

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On 15 September 1859 the dynasty was declared deposed, and Parma entered the newly formed province of Emilia under Luigi Carlo Farini.

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Parma was liberated from the German occupation on 26 April 1945 by the partisan resistance and the Brazilian Expeditionary Force.

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Parma has a mid-latitude, four-season humid subtropical climate with heavy continental influences due to the city's inland position.

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Parma is famous for its food and rich gastronomical tradition: two of its specialties are Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and Prosciutto di Parma, both given Protected Designation of Origin status.

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In 2004 Parma was appointed the seat of the European Food Safety Authority and was appointed to the Creative Cities Network as UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

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Parma Calcio 1913, founded in 2015, is a Serie B football club.

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Parma is home to two rugby union teams in the top national division, Overmach Rugby Parma and SKG Gran Rugby.

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Parma Panthers is the Parma American football team which provided the basis for John Grisham's book Playing for Pizza.

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Parma has a thriving economy, and the food sector is very developed.

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