ALL ABOUT PARMA - IN ENGLISH!

Parma mia! is a blog for ex-pats and English-language speakers in Parma as well as for tourists who want to learn more. We've got lots of tips and tidbits to share: where to buy your foreign foods, favorite restaurants, what's on for kids during the weekends, local agricultural fairs, where you can find a babysitter or chiropractor and hints on how to make it through the bureaucratic maze that is Italy (see tabs below). This forum is for you: please share your ideas/events with us at parmamia@gmail.com or on FB at Parma Mia.

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March 31, 2018

Parma in April, 2018!!

Special April Events
We welcome your ideas 
& events:
parma mia (facebook) or parmamia@gmail.com

April 2 - Pasquetta
April 25 - Liberation Day
May 1 - Labor Day

Jan 26 - May 25 Mangia Come Scrivi - food, art, culture Antica Tenuta Santa Teresa (PR)
Feb 21 - April 11 - Jazzu! (PR)
March 29 - Aprile 2: Easter, A look at an ancient family meal, Rivalta Castle (PC)
March 31 - April 2 Easter Street Food, Fontanellato, (PR)
March 31 - April 1, 2: Happy Days Festival, Piazza Ghiaia, Parma
April 2 - Pasquetta Superurbana, WOPA (PR)
April 4 - June 13: Tao Meditation Workship (BO)
April 6 - I Love Rock & Roll, Campus Industry (PR)
April 7 - Parma Street Magic Festival (PR)
April 7 - Appennino in 2 days (PR)
April 8 - Varano Marchesi in Fiori (PR)
April 9, 10, 11 - World Championship of Pizza, Fiere (PR)
April 14 - Memorial for the late Rector of University of Parma, Loris Borghi (PR)
April 14 - Wild Peonies in Val Pessola (PR)
April 14 - June 3 - 360 Contemporary Art Festival (PR)
April 20 - 22 - Nel Segno di Giglio Colorno, (PR)
April 22 - Hike near Bardi waterfalls and more Bardi (PR)
April 28 - Yoga-Hiking-Yurta, Compiano (PR)
April 28, 29, 30 - Parma Street Food, Piazzale Pilotta (PR)
April 28 - May 1 - 41st Artisan Show, Soragna (PR)

In Milan at the Palazzo Reale: 50 paintings from the Philadelphia Museum of Art & Durer

For more info and events:
www.nonsoloeventiparma.it/ 
http://turismo.parma.it/
http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/eventi/parma/
http://parma.repubblica.it/agenda?where=PR 
http://www.parmatoday.it/eventi/
http://www.oggiaparma.it/
http://www.emilialive.it/
http://www.cultura.comune.parma.it/it-it/eventi/listaeventi.aspx
www.parmakids.it 
https://www.milanoguida.com/mostre-milano/ (see below for more cities)
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Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca Pasini and the Orient: opening March 17.
-Palazzo del Governatore, Manuale Minimo per lo spettatore teatrale Jan - April (learning about contemporary theater)
-Pinoteca Stuard, reopens
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi  
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Art listings
-CSAC Parma ETTORE SOTTSASS. OLTRE IL DESIGN
-Castello dei Burattini
-Near ModenaTerramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops
-Labirinto della Masone

For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here

Cinema:
Parma Movie Theaters and Listings
Cinema D'Azeglio  The Original Ones (Original Language Films) 
Cinema Astra also offers some interesting films but most are in Italian;
Cinema Edison
There is also an original language movie theatre in Reggio and several in Milan

Courses
For athletic courses see "Sports"
Look for courses offered by the various communities here under "In Programma"

English & Other International Language Connections
German Reading Group : April 18
English Reading Club:  April 26
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): April 5
Spanish Group Lectures: April 30

Internations (Register in the Parma sub-section) for info about monthly aperitivos and more
Reggio-Emilia English Expat Group (Reggio, Parma,Modena)
Also on Facebook:
Reggio Emilia, Modena and Parma English Meetup (English language dinners in Parma-active group)
-Cours de français Happy Hour Parma
-ENGLISH EVENTS Inglese PARMA MODENA (drinks and games in English once a week)
-INTERNATIONAL Happy Hour PARMA MODENA MEETUP
-MeetSpeaker Parma is a very active group with lots of events 
___________________________________________

Gastronomic Adventures

-For a comprehensive list of restaurants and trattoria in the area, click here; Also please check out our Dining In & Out Page, for suggestions.

New Indian Restaurant Opening: Curcuma, Viale Piacenza, 19
Check out FICO near Bologna, for a full immersion in Italian Food (world's largest Food Park)
Fidenza: Lebanese Restaurant!

Music and Theater:
-Teatro Regio Parma Danza until June
-NuovoTeatroPezzani: Schedule Online
-TeatroDue: Calendar Online
-EuropaTeatri: Calendar Online
-Fondazione Toscanini Events online
-Music alle Terme (Salsomaggiore)  through June 13
-Campus Industry Live Music

Full list of Parma Theaters and links to their programs- Teatro Regio, Teatro Due, Teatro al Parco, Teatro Lenz, Nuovo Teatro Pezzani, Teatro del Cerchio, Teatro Europa, Teatro del Tempo

Sports & Outdoors: Please check out the Nature section on our website: there are lots of ideas and many websites listed for ideas for hikes and walks as well.

There is a good, new bike trail, running from the gardens off Via Langhirano, through campus, up to Gaione

Fencing, Swimming, Soccer (there are many local teams for kids and even some for adults), Rubgy, Baseball, American Football, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Cheerleading (Starlight)
If you need additional info about enrollment, please send us an email or a message on FB
UISP Parma - Sports, Hikes and Courses for 2017/2018
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus for 2017/2018
CAI Parma - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Family trips and more
You can also check out Parma Calcio games as well as rugby Parma Zebre or American Football with the Parma Panthers
-Apennine Events
-Pietra Parcellara: Beautiful hike in the Piacentine hills
-Cinque Terre: Info regarding hikes (and permits)
-Sports in the Appenine (Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Watersports)

Children: Useful resources include www.parmakids.it, http://www.bimbiparma.it/la-rivista/
and various info offered on the website of the "Comune"
On facebook there is also Mamme di Parma e Provincia Officiale or Genitori di Parma and Provincia for local advice, selling objects etc.

Art and Classes for Children
-Waterpainting at Alice Library
-Libri & Formiche: Events here
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico
-Laboratori Vari del Comune
-Orso Ludo: Toy store in the Center of Parma which offers projects & events
-Il Club dell'Orsetto Lavoratore: Baby parking and much more
-Pavese Biblioteca: Reading workshops for children 3 - 5

Film Music & Theater for Children
-Il Regio (Opera): Verdi Young for Families, Kids, And Young Adults
-Europa Teatri: Calendar Online for different scholastic programs
-Teatro del Cerchio: Calendar online
-Teatro Pezzani: Calendar online
-Teatro delle Briciole: Calendar online
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro
-Teatro Alle Corte di Giarolo

For older children, there are many courses and sports classes offered around Parma. Coop Parma Polisportiva, CUS, UISP, The country clubs (Mariano, Castellazzo) for tennis, SportsCenter, Palazzetto dello Sport. If you need assistance, please write us at Parma Mia on Facebook.

____________________________________________________________________________

Elsewhere
In Bologna this month: Find your way around Bologna in English This September there is Design Week, a Barbie Doll exhibition and more!
BolognaWelcome!
Bologna Events
In Florence this month: Movies in English, concerts and more
In Milan this month (CiaoMilano): Find your way around Milan in English. Great exhibitions, concerts, flower shows, et al. Many museum exhibits offer "children's tours" for which you need to reserve in advance.
Check out the aquarium, planetarium, and Natural History Museum as well.
For the more design-oriented, there's are often great exhibitions going on at the Triennale as well as installations at Hangar Biccoca and the Fondazione Prada.
Other new museums include MUDEC and MUBA (kids' museum)
Milan Guide to Exhibitions
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
Modena in English;
Reggio in Italian:
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Ligura

March 2, 2018

March 2018 in Parma

Special March Events
We welcome your ideas and events:
parma mia (facebook) or parmamia@gmail.com

March 3 - Snow shoeing, sunset, and food, Lagdei  (PR)
March 3 - Fabio Pasini speaks of his travels at the Palazzo Pigorini (Center)
March 3 - Holistic healing for animals, Oasi WWF, Borgo Val Taro (PR)
March 3 - Visit the Rangoni and Farnese Palace and Ducal Palace (reservations required) Parco Ducale, (PR)
March 3 - March 11 - Antiques Fair, Fiere di Parma (PR)
March 3 - March 25 - Luna Park at Campus (PR)
March 3 - Crime at the Castle Sherlock Holmes, Castello Varani de Melegari (PR)
March 3 - Harlem Globetrotters, Milan (MI)
March 4 - Hiking and wine, Calestano (PR)
March 4 - Good shopping: Mercante degli Ambulanti di Forte dei Marmi in Piazza Ghiaia (PR)
March 4 - Fate feste con le fate - Sognambuli's 100th Show (for charity), Parma
March 4 - Free entry to civic museums, Milan (MI)
March 8 - Festa della Donna (Women's Day), Italy
March 8 - Sept 3 - Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Art Museum, Milan (MI)
March 18 - Historic San Giuseppe Fair, Oltretorrente, (PR)
March 18 - Maneskin at Campus Industry (check for tickets, may be sold out) (PR)
March 18 - Donna India Viaggio e Danza a Parma 
March 22 - March 24 MECSPE, Manufacturing Convention, Fiere di Parma (PR)
March 23 - Peter Greenway's Making a Splash (in English language), Labirinto della Masone, (PR)
March 24 - And now even Culatello will have its own museum, Antica Corte Pallavicina (PR)
March 26 - 29 Bologna International Book Fair (BO)
March 31 - April 2 Easter Street Food, Fontanellato, (PR)

SOME ADDITIONAL EVENTS:
March 9, 10, 11: Chocolate Fair in Parma
March 11: Theater for kids at the Theatre of Corte di Girola
March 18: Station Market at WOPA (Parma)
March 29 - Aprile 2: Easter, A look at an ancient family meal, Rivalta Castle (PC)
March 31 - April 1, 2: Happy Days Festival, Piazza Ghiaia, Parma


Happy Easter and Happy Passover to those who celebrate!

For more info and events:
www.nonsoloeventiparma.it/ 
http://turismo.parma.it/
http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/eventi/parma/
http://parma.repubblica.it/agenda?where=PR 
http://www.parmatoday.it/eventi/
http://www.oggiaparma.it/
http://www.emilialive.it/
http://www.cultura.comune.parma.it/it-it/eventi/listaeventi.aspx
www.parmakids.it 
https://www.milanoguida.com/mostre-milano/ (see below for more cities)
______________________________________________
Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca Pasini and the Orient: opening March 17.
-Palazzo del Governatore, Manuale Minimo per lo spettatore teatrale Jan - April (learning about contemporary theater)
-Pinoteca Stuard, reopens
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi  
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Art listings
-CSAC Parma ETTORE SOTTSASS. OLTRE IL DESIGN
-Castello dei Burattini
-Near ModenaTerramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops
-Labirinto della Masone
-Palazzo Pigorni: Zhdat dalle Alpi alla Siberia - Until March 11

For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here

Cinema:
Parma Movie Theaters and Listings
Cinema D'Azeglio  The Original Ones (Original Language Films) Great films in March!!
Cinema Astra also offers some interesting films but most are in Italian;
Cinema Edison
There is also an original language movie theatre in Reggio and several in Milan

Courses
For athletic courses see "Sports"
Look for courses offered by the various communities here under "In Programma"

English & Other International Language Connections
German Reading Group :  March 21
English Reading Club:  March 15
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): March 7
Spanish Group Lectures: March 18

Internations (Register in the Parma sub-section) for info about monthly aperitivos and more
Reggio-Emilia English Expat Group (Reggio, Parma,Modena)
Also on Facebook:
Reggio Emilia, Modena and Parma English Meetup (English language dinners in Parma-active group)
-Cours de français Happy Hour Parma
-ENGLISH EVENTS Inglese PARMA MODENA (drinks and games in English once a week)
-INTERNATIONAL Happy Hour PARMA MODENA MEETUP
-MeetSpeaker Parma is a very active group with lots of events 
___________________________________________

Gastronomic Adventures

-For a comprehensive list of restaurants and trattoria in the area, click here; Also please check out our Dining In & Out Page, for suggestions.

New Indian Restaurant Opening: Curcuma, Viale Piacenza, 19
Check out FICO near Bologna, for a full immersion in Italian Food (world's largest Food Park)
Fidenza: Lebanese Restaurant!

Music and Theater:
-Teatro Regio Parma Danza until June
-NuovoTeatroPezzani: New Schedule Online
-TeatroDue: Calendar Online
-EuropaTeatri: Calendar Online
-Fondazione Toscanini Events online

Full list of Parma Theaters and links to their programs- Teatro Regio, Teatro Due, Teatro al Parco, Teatro Lenz, Nuovo Teatro Pezzani, Teatro del Cerchio, Teatro Europa, Teatro del Tempo

Sports & Outdoors: Please check out the Nature section on our website: there are lots of ideas and many websites listed for ideas for hikes and walks as well.

There is a good, new bike trail, running from the gardens off Via Langhirano, through campus, up to Gaione

Fencing, Swimming, Soccer (there are many local teams for kids and even some for adults), Rubgy, Baseball, American Football, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Cheerleading (Starlight)
If you need additional info about enrollment, please send us an email or a message on FB
UISP Parma - Sports, Hikes and Courses for 2017/2018
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus for 2017/2018
CAI Parma - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Family trips and more
You can also check out Parma Calcio games as well as rugby Parma Zebre or American Football with the Parma Panthers
-Apennine Events
-Pietra Parcellara: Beautiful hike in the Piacentine hills
-Cinque Terre: Info regarding hikes (and permits)
-Sports in the Appenine (Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Watersports)

Children: Useful resources include www.parmakids.it, http://www.bimbiparma.it/la-rivista/
and various info offered on the website of the "Comune"
On facebook there is also Mamme di Parma e Provincia Officiale or Genitori di Parma and Provincia for local advice, selling objects etc.

Art and Classes for Children
-Waterpainting at Alice Library
-Libri & Formiche: Events here
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico
-Laboratori Vari del Comune
-Orso Ludo: Toy store in the Center of Parma which offers projects & events
-Il Club dell'Orsetto Lavoratore: Baby parking and much more
-Pavese Biblioteca: Reading workshops for children 3 - 5

Film Music & Theater for Children
-Il Regio (Opera): Verdi Young for Families, Kids, And Young Adults
-Europa Teatri: Calendar Online for different scholastic programs
-Teatro del Cerchio: Calendar online
-Teatro Pezzani: Children's shows begin Nov 26
-Teatro delle Briciole: Calendar online
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro
-Teatro Alle Corte di Giarolo

For older children, there are many courses and sports classes offered around Parma. Coop Parma Polisportiva, CUS, UISP, The country clubs (Mariano, Castellazzo) for tennis, SportsCenter, Palazzetto dello Sport. If you need assistance, please write us at Parma Mia on Facebook.

____________________________________________________________________________

Elsewhere
In Bologna this month: Find your way around Bologna in English This September there is Design Week, a Barbie Doll exhibition and more!
BolognaWelcome!
Bologna Events
In Florence this month: Movies in English, concerts and more
In Milan this month (CiaoMilano): Find your way around Milan in English. Great exhibitions, concerts, flower shows, et al. Many museum exhibits offer "children's tours" for which you need to reserve in advance.
Check out the aquarium, planetarium, and Natural History Museum as well.
For the more design-oriented, there's are often great exhibitions going on at the Triennale as well as installations at Hangar Biccoca and the Fondazione Prada.
Other new museums include MUDEC and MUBA (kids' museum)
Milan Guide to Exhibitions
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
Modena in English;
Reggio in Italian:
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Ligura

January 24, 2018

February 2018 in Parma

Please let me know if you are interested in working on Parma Mia with us. Thank you!

Special February Events

Jan 28 - Feb 18: Carnevale di Bussetto 137th edition
Feb 1: Frida Kahlo, Milano
Feb 8 - 12: Carnevale in Borgotaro
Feb 9: Narrate', Bolgona Tea Festival
Feb 9: Cioccolarsi per Passione (RE)
Feb 9: 70s band Discorari, Arci Fuori Orari, RE
Feb 9: Dead Horse Bones in concert (RE)
Feb 10: Notte Populare Pugliese (RE)
Feb 10: The music program at WOPA continues
Feb 10-11 and Feb 14: San Valentine's Day celebrations in the Castles of Parma & Piacenza (including a visit to the Sala di Parmigianino at the Rocca Sanvitale for couples)
Feb 11: Carnevale in Citta' (Parma)
Feb 11: Hike in Liguria  hidden beaches
Feb 11: Pork "Festival" in Reggiolo
Feb 12: Start of class to learn to identify mushrooms
Feb 15 - Popa Chubby at Campus Industry
Feb 15: Soups to Warm Us, CookingLand, Pilastro (PR)
Feb 15 - 18: Fiere di Parma: Tourism & the Outdoors
Feb 15 - 18: Salon du Chocolat, Milan
Feb 17: International Motocross Competiton (Mantova)
Feb 18: Hike along the "Linea Gotica" between Modena and Bologna
Through mid-March: Javier Marin at the Labirinto della Masone

There's still ice skating at Centro Eurotorri, ParmaRetail and in front of the Conad at Campus!

For more info and events:
www.nonsoloeventiparma.it/ 
http://turismo.parma.it/
http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/eventi/parma/
http://parma.repubblica.it/agenda?where=PR 
http://www.parmatoday.it/eventi/
http://www.oggiaparma.it/
http://www.emilialive.it/
http://www.cultura.comune.parma.it/it-it/eventi/listaeventi.aspx
www.parmakids.it 
https://www.milanoguida.com/mostre-milano/ (see below for more cities)
______________________________________________
Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca The Story of Advertising exhibition: they also do interesting events
-Palazzo del Governatore, Manuale Minimo per lo spettatore teatrale Jan - April (learning about contemporary theater)
-Pinoteca Stuard, reopens
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi  
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Art listings
-CSAC Parma ETTORE SOTTSASS. OLTRE IL DESIGN
-Castello dei Burattini
-Near ModenaTerramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops

For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here

Cinema:
Parma Movie Theaters and Listings
Cinema D'Azeglio The Japanese Masters; The Original Ones (Original Language Films)
Cinema Astra also offers some interesting films but most are in Italian;
Cinema Edison
There is also an original language movie theatre in Reggio and several in Milan

Courses
For athletic courses see "Sports"
Look for courses offered by the various communities here under "In Programma"

English & Other International Language Connections
German Reading Group :  not yet posted
English Reading Club:  Feb 15
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): Feb 8
Spanish Group Lectures: Feb 13

Internations (Register in the Parma sub-section) for info about monthly aperitivos and more
Reggio-Emilia English Expat Group (Reggio, Parma,Modena)
Also on Facebook:
Reggio Emilia, Modena and Parma English Meetup (English language dinners in Parma-active group)
-Cours de français Happy Hour Parma
-ENGLISH EVENTS Inglese PARMA MODENA (drinks and games in English once a week)
-INTERNATIONAL Happy Hour PARMA MODENA MEETUP
-MeetSpeaker Parma is a very active group with lots of events 
___________________________________________

Gastronomic Adventures

-For a comprehensive list of restaurants and trattoria in the area, click here; Also please check out our Dining In & Out Page, for suggestions.

New Indian Restaurant Opening: Curcuma, Viale Piacenza, 19
Check out FICO near Bologna, for a full immersion in Italian Food (world's largest Food Park)

Music and Theater:
-Teatro Regio Parma Danza until June
-NuovoTeatroPezzani: New Schedule Online
-TeatroDue: Calendar Online
-EuropaTeatri: Calendar Online
-Fondazione Toscanini Events online

Full list of Parma Theaters and links to their programs- Teatro Regio, Teatro Due, Teatro al Parco, Teatro Lenz, Nuovo Teatro Pezzani, Teatro del Cerchio, Teatro Europa, Teatro del Tempo

Sports & Outdoors: Please check out the Nature section on our website: there are lots of ideas and many websites listed for ideas for hikes and walks as well.

There is a good, new bike trail, running from the gardens off Via Langhirano, through campus, up to Gaione

Fencing, Swimming, Soccer (there are many local teams for kids and even some for adults), Rubgy, Baseball, American Football, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Cheerleading (Starlight)
If you need additional info about enrollment, please send us an email or a message on FB
UISP Parma - Sports, Hikes and Courses for 2017/2018
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus for 2017/2018
CAI Parma - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Family trips and more
You can also check out Parma Calcio games as well as rugby Parma Zebre or American Football with the Parma Panthers
-Apennine Events
-Pietra Parcellara: Beautiful hike in the Piacentine hills
-Cinque Terre: Info regarding hikes (and permits)
-Sports in the Appenine (Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Watersports)

Children: Useful resources include www.parmakids.it, http://www.bimbiparma.it/la-rivista/
and various info offered on the website of the "Comune"
On facebook there is also Mamme di Parma e Provincia Officiale or Genitori di Parma and Provincia for local advice, selling objects etc.

Art and Classes for Children
-Waterpainting at Alice Library
-Libri & Formiche: Events here
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico
-Laboratori Vari del Comune
-Orso Ludo: Toy store in the Center of Parma which offers projects & events
-Il Club dell'Orsetto Lavoratore: Baby parking and much more
-Pavese Biblioteca: Reading workshops for children 3 - 5

Film Music & Theater for Children
-Il Regio (Opera): Verdi Young for Families, Kids, And Young Adults
-Europa Teatri: Calendar Online for different scholastic programs
-Teatro del Cerchio: Calendar online
-Teatro Pezzani: Children's shows begin Nov 26
-Teatro delle Briciole: Calendar online
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro

For older children, there are many courses and sports classes offered around Parma. Coop Parma Polisportiva, CUS, UISP, The country clubs (Mariano, Castellazzo) for tennis, SportsCenter, Palazzetto dello Sport. If you need assistance, please write us at Parma Mia on Facebook.

____________________________________________________________________________

Elsewhere
In Bologna this month: Find your way around Bologna in English This September there is Design Week, a Barbie Doll exhibition and more!
BolognaWelcome!
Bologna Events
In Florence this month: Movies in English, concerts and more
In Milan this month (CiaoMilano): Find your way around Milan in English. Great exhibitions, concerts, flower shows, et al. Many museum exhibits offer "children's tours" for which you need to reserve in advance.
Check out the aquarium, planetarium, and Natural History Museum as well.
For the more design-oriented, there's are often great exhibitions going on at the Triennale as well as installations at Hangar Biccoca and the Fondazione Prada.
Other new museums include MUDEC and MUBA (kids' museum)
Milan Guide to Exhibitions
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
Modena in English;
Reggio in Italian:
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Ligura

January 21, 2018

Update 2018

For the next two-three months, I am not sure I will be able to publish the monthly update. However, please check out our Facebook Page that I will continue to update frequently.

Of course, if you are interested in working on Parma Mia, I'd love to hear from you! Thanks!

December 4, 2017

December 2017 in Parma!

Happy Holidays To All from Parma Mia!

Please also remember to give back this season. You can find some ideas on how to do so here.

Special December Events:

-You can visit Santa Claus (Babbo Natale) at the Barilla Center or go ice skating at Centro Eurotorri, ParmaRetail and in front of the Conad at Campus!
-Each weekend there is Christmas entertainment at the Gropparello Castle
-Prada is opening at Fidenza Village

Dec 7: Extra Urban Fashion Party, Wopa
Dec 7-12 - Festa di Santa Lucia, Felino
Dec 8: Thun Winter Village, Mantova
Dec 8 - Mercnatale, Sala Baganza with world's longest cotechino
Dec 8 - Christmas concert, Bussetto
Dec 8, 17, 21 Music and markets at WOPA
Dec 9: The Little Prince at RegioYoung
Dec 9: Urban Trekking, Piacenza
Dec 10: Noceto vs Colorno, Rugby Championships
Dec 13 - Festa di Santa Lucia in Parma: perhaps even more important than Christmas for children here in Parma. Please check event listings on the sites below for updates.
Dec 14 - English Christmas Party, Via Bertozzi, Parma
Dec 14 - Concerto dell'Associazione Alumni & Amici di Parma Biblioteca Monumentale di San Giovanni, ore 7:00
Dec 17: The biggest Nativity Scene, Manarolo
Dec 26: Post-Christmas hike
Dec 19: an accoustic performance by the awesome Carmen Consoli, Reggio
Dec 31 - Kimera Restaurant (and many others around the city)
Dec 31: Amazing dinner planned at La Longarola Agriturismo
Dec 31 - Fedez sings in the center or the Cittadella (no comment on the cost, please!)
Dec 31 - At WOPA
Dec 31 - New Years at Rivalta Castle (and others as well)
Jan 6 - Lots of events to celebrate the Befana. Fornovo always has a big party!
-Special Christmas, New Years and Befana events
-Next events at Campus Industry (music/club)
-Reggio in December 
-There are many, many Christmas markets in Northern Italy including the famous O bej! O bej! Fiera in Milan as well as in Trentino-Alto Adige starting the weekend of December 7-10.
But plan your travel wisely: that weekend the A22 Brennero highway is always packed that weekend!

Happy San Nicolaus, Hanukkah, Santa Lucia, Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, to all!!!

For more info and events:
www.nonsoloeventiparma.it/ 
http://turismo.parma.it/
http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/eventi/parma/
http://parma.repubblica.it/agenda?where=PR 
http://www.parmatoday.it/eventi/
http://www.oggiaparma.it/
http://www.emilialive.it/
http://www.cultura.comune.parma.it/it-it/eventi/listaeventi.aspx
www.parmakids.it 
https://www.milanoguida.com/mostre-milano/ (see below for more cities)
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Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca The Story of Advertising exhibition: they also do interesting events
-Palazzo del Governatore
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi  
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Art listings
-CSAC Parma ETTORE SOTTSASS. OLTRE IL DESIGN
-Near ModenaTerramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops
Until Dec, 2017: Castello Estense (Ferrara):  Art for Art's Sake

For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here

Cinema:
Parma Movie Theaters and Listings
Cinema D'Azeglio The Japanese Masters
Cinema Astra also offers some interesting films but most are in Italian;
Cinema Edison Panorama: Sept 16 - Oct 21 Original Language Films from the Berlin Festival
There is also an original language movie theatre in Reggio and several in Milan

Courses
For athletic courses see "Sports"
Look for courses offered by the various communities here under "In Programma"

English & Other International Language Connections
German Reading Group : Dec 12
English Reading Club: Dec 14
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): Dec 5
Spanish Group Lectures: Jan 9

Internations (Register in the Parma sub-section) for info about monthly aperitivos and more
Reggio-Emilia English Expat Group (Reggio, Parma,Modena)
Also on Facebook:
Reggio Emilia, Modena and Parma English Meetup (English language dinners in Parma-active group)
-Cours de français Happy Hour Parma
-ENGLISH EVENTS Inglese PARMA MODENA (drinks and games in English once a week)
-INTERNATIONAL Happy Hour PARMA MODENA MEETUP
-MeetSpeaker Parma seems to be a very active group with lots of events 
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Gastronomic Adventures

-For a comprehensive list of restaurants and trattoria in the area, click here;

Really enjoyed a visit to Collina della Luna this month, in the hills of Medesano. Reservation required.

Music and Theater:
-Teatro Regio and the Festival Verdi as of September 28
-Traettorie: Sept - Nov (Modern and Contemporary Music)
-NuovoTeatroPezzani: New Schedule Online
-TeatroDue: Calendar Online
-EuropaTeatri: Calendar Online
-Fondazione Toscanini Events online
-Sounds in the Abbey music festival, Parma until Dec 2017

Full list of Parma Theaters and links to their programs- Teatro Regio, Teatro Due, Teatro al Parco, Teatro Lenz, Nuovo Teatro Pezzani, Teatro del Cerchio, Teatro Europa, Teatro del Tempo

Sports & Outdoors: Please check out the Nature section on our website: there are lots of ideas and many websites listed for ideas for hikes and walks as well.

There is a good, new bike trail, running from the gardens off Via Langhirano, through campus, up to Gaione

Fencing, Swimming, Soccer (there are many local teams for kids and even some for adults), Rubgy, Baseball, American Football, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Cheerleading (Starlight)
If you need additional info about enrollment, please send us an email or a message on FB
UISP Parma - Sports, Hikes and Courses for 2017
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus for 2017
CAI Parma - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Family trips and more
You can also check out Parma Calcio games as well as rugby Parma Zebre or American Football with the Parma Panthers
-Apennine Events
-Pietra Parcellara: Beautiful hike in the Piacentine hills
-Cinque Terre: Info regarding hikes (and permits)
-Sports in the Appenine (Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Watersports)

Children: Useful resources include www.parmakids.it, http://www.bimbiparma.it/la-rivista/
and various info offered on the website of the "Comune"
On facebook there is also Mamme di Parma e Provincia Officiale or Genitori di Parma and Provincia for local advice, selling objects etc.

Art and Classes for Children
-Waterpainting at Alice Library
-Libri & Formiche: Events here
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico
-Laboratori Vari del Comune
-Orso Ludo: Toy store in the Center of Parma which offers projects & events
-Il Club dell'Orsetto Lavoratore: Baby parking and much more
-Pavese Biblioteca: Reading workshops for children 3 - 5

Film Music & Theater for Children
-Il Regio (Opera): Verdi Young for Families, Kids, And Young Adults
-Europa Teatri: Calendar Online for different scholastic programs
-Teatro del Cerchio: Calendar online
-Teatro Pezzani: Children's shows begin Nov 26
-Teatro delle Briciole: Calendar online
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro

For older children, there are many courses and sports classes offered around Parma. Coop Parma Polisportiva, CUS, UISP, The country clubs (Mariano, Castellazzo) for tennis, SportsCenter, Palazzetto dello Sport. If you need assistance, please write us at Parma Mia on Facebook.

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Elsewhere
In Bologna this month: Find your way around Bologna in English This September there is Design Week, a Barbie Doll exhibition and more!
BolognaWelcome!
Bologna Events
In Florence this month: Movies in English, concerts and more
In Milan this month (CiaoMilano): Find your way around Milan in English. Great exhibitions, concerts, flower shows, et al. Many museum exhibits offer "children's tours" for which you need to reserve in advance.
Check out the aquarium, planetarium, and Natural History Museum as well.
For the more design-oriented, there's are often great exhibitions going on at the Triennale as well as installations at Hangar Biccoca and the Fondazione Prada.
Other new museums include MUDEC and MUBA (kids' museum)
Milan Guide to Exhibitions
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
Modena in English;
Reggio in Italian:
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Ligura