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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November 4, 2017

November 2017 in Parma


We are looking to find ways to collaborate with the genitoriantismog association in Milan regarding the issue of air quality in Parma. If anybody is interested in working together on this, please email or PM us on Facebook. Thanks. 

Special November Events

-Each weekend this month: November Porc, celebrating the famous deli products of the Parma region

Nov 4 - 18: MangiaMusica, Fidenza (weekends)
Nov 5 - 12: Truffle Festival in Fragno (weekends)
Nov 6: Laboratorio sociale di partipazione interculturale
Nov 7: The Nutcracker, Fonderia39, Reggio
Nov 11:  Kandinsky Cage, Palazzo Magnani, Reggio
Nov 12: Hiking in the Valley of Forgotten Mills, Berceto
Nov 16: Bookcity Milano, Milano
Nov 18: The Wild Side of Portofino (hiking)
Nov 18 -19: The Wolf in the Park, Lagdei
Nov 19: Old Farmers' Market, Colorno
Nov 19: The Forte dei Marmi Market, Sorbolo
Nov 24: Mamma Mia! Musical, Reggio
Nov 25: Carpi Christmas Market, Carpi (RE)
Nov 26: Corriamo con Etiopia (We run with Ethiopia)  5K
Dec 2: La Traviata, Teatro Ariosto, Reggio

-Through Nov 17: Bologna Jazz Festival
-Next events at Campus Industry (music/club)
-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 has tons of traffic!
-Lastly, looking for somewhere nice to relax for a morning nearby? Try the Grand Hotel at Salsomaggiore. We heard the spa is amazing!

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 Original Ones Series until Nov 7
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 : Not yet posted
English Reading Club: Nov 14
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): Nov 7
Spanish Group Lectures: Nov 23

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
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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"

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

September 27, 2017

OCTOBER 2017 IN PARMA

Fall is upon us & there's lots to do until the fog rolls in...

SPECIAL EVENTS - Please contact us with any events!


Oct 1 -31: Ottobre Africano a month of cultural events
Sept 24- Oct 4 MangiaCinema, Salsomaggiore
Sept 29, 30 - Oct 1 The Day of Honey, Traversetolo
Sept 30 - Hiking in the Mines in Corchia
Sept 30 - Oct 1 Polenta Festival, Soragna
Sept 30 - 8: Mercanteinfiera - Renowned Parma Modernism and Antiques Fair
Oct 1: Easy hike near Borgotaro, searching for wildlife (WWF)
Oct 1: Fundraising Day for the Parma Hospital, Pediatrics, Traversetolo
Oct 1: Nigerian Association March Against Racism, Barilla Center
Oct 1: Galletto and Chestnuts Festival, Pelligrino Parmense
Oct 6: Coldplay Tribute at Campus Industry
Oct 7-8: Tortel Dols Festival in Colorno, PR
Oct 7 - 9: BorgoFood, Fidenza
Oct 8: Donne in Corsa (the walk for women) PR
Oct 8: Castello di Gropparello - At the King's Table
Middle weekends of Oct: Sagra del Tortellino, Reno Centese, Ferrara
Oct 7 - Nov 26: 87th tartufo festival in Alba (Piemonte)
Oct 14: Live contemporary music at WOPA
Oct 15 - Nov 12 (weekends only): Black Tartufo Festival of Fragno (Calestano, Parma)
Oct 21 - 29: Festa della Storia, Parma and Bologna (program still to be posted)
Ideas for Halloween at the various Castles in the area
Some concerts in Milan

Also remember to check out the wonderful "Nature" spots around Parma this season the WWF I Ghirardi Oasi in Borgo Val di Taro, Bismantova near Reggio, Lago Santo, etc.

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 
______________________________________________
Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca The Story of Advertising exhibition
-Palazzo del Governatore
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi  
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Art listings
-Near ModenaTerramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops
-Until Oct, 2017: Objets Trouves, CSAC museum and archives, Parma
-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
French Film at Cinema D'Azeglio this month
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 : Not yet posted
English Reading Club: Sept 28
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): Oct 5
Spanish Group Lectures  : Oct 25

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 at -Reggio Emilia, Modena and Parma English Meetup (English language dinners in Parma-active group)

Also Facebook:
-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
___________________________________________

Gastronomic Adventures

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

Music and Theater:
-Teatro Regio and the Festival Verdi as of September 28
-Traettorie: Sept - Nov (Modern and Contemporary Music)
-NuovoTeatroPezzani: New Schedule 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.
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"

Art and Classes for Children
-Biblioteca Alice: Art and Narration workshops - -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: Coming soon
--Fondazione Teatro Due : Coming soon
-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.
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc. Buy tickets now for The Who and The Flaming Lips.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
Modena in English;
Reggio in Italian: In November there will be an comprehensive Liberty exhibition
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Ligura

September 4, 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017 IN PARMA

Welcome Back!

Summer is coming to an end, but there's lots to do here in Parma and the area this September.

Please let us know if you have events, jobs, or ideas for us to add to our site. The best way to contact us is via Parma Mia on Facebook.

Sept 8,9: Torrile Lambrusco Festival
Sept 8,9: Noceto Walking Theater Festival
Sept 9, 10: Terenzo Farmers' Festival
Sept 8,9,10: Albereto 22nd Porcini Festival
Emilia Romagna Festival ongoing multi-city music festival
Sept 9 - 17: Camper Exhibition at the Fiere di Parma
Sept 16, 17: Parma Palio
Through Sept 17: Bologna Miro': Dreams and Colors
Sept 17 & 24: Gropparello Castle Grape Festival
Sept 17: Corchia Kid-Friendly Hike and Theatre
Sept 22: Castle Trail in Parma and Piacenza
Sept 24: Lagdei Hike and Mushroom Exhibition
All weekends this September: Events at Castelvetro (MO), the home of Aceto Balsamico!
Events in Reggio this September

Also remember to check out the wonderful "Nature" spots around Parma this season the WWF I Ghirardi Oasi in Borgo Val di Taro, Bismantova near Reggio, Lago dei Santi, etc.

If you need info regarding sports/extracurricular kids' activities, please read through the website or send us a message on Facebook o gmail.


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 
______________________________________________
Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca The Story of Advertising exhibition
-Palazzo del Governatore
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi  
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Art listings
-Near Modena, we've recently discovered Terramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops
-Until Oct, 2017: Objets Trouves, CSAC museum and archives, Parma
-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
French Film at Cinema D'Azeglio this month
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 : Sept 26
English Reading Club: Sept 28
Stendhal Lecture Group (French Group): Sept 6
Spanish Group Lectures  : Sept 21

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 at -Reggio Emilia, Modena and Parma English Meetup (English language dinners in Parma-active group)

Also Facebook:
-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
___________________________________________

Gastronomic Adventures

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

Music and Theater:
-Parma International Music Festival from 19 Sept - 25 Sept
-Teatro Regio and the Festival Verdi from September 28
-Traettorie: Sept - Nov (Modern and Contemporary Music)
-Casa della Musica: Sunday, Sept 10 Promoting the European Day for Jewish Culture
-NuovoTeatroPezzani: New Schedule Online
-Sounds in the Abbey music festival, Parma until Dec 2017

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.
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

-Parco Sigurta has reopened for the season. Well-worth the trip. Read more about it on our website or on theirs! Don't forget to stop in Borghetto to check out the river and at Valeggio Sul Mincio for some excellent tortellini.
-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: Other great resources include www.parmakids.it, http://www.bimbiparma.it/la-rivista/
and various info offered on the website of the "Comune"

Art and Classes for Children
-Biblioteca Alice: Art and Narration workshops
-Libri & Formiche: Events here
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico: New program not yet posted
-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

Film Music & Theater for Children
-Il Regio (Opera): Verdi Young for Families, Kids, And Young Adults
-Europa Teatri: Coming soon
--Fondazione Teatro Due : Coming soon
-Teatro del Cerchio: Coming soon
-Teatro Pezzani:
-Teatro delle Briciole:
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro

For older children, there are many courses and sports classes offered around Parma. Polisport, The "circoli" (Mariano, Castellazzo), SportsCenter, Palazzetto dello Sport.
If you need assistance, please email us.


____________________________________________________________________________

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!
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.
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc. Buy tickets now for The Who and The Flaming Lips.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
Modena in English;
Reggio in Italian: In November there will be an comprehensive Liberty exhibition
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Ligura

May 26, 2017

June 2017 in Parma

Please be in touch if you want to promote an event or an organization on our (non-profit) website.

EVENTS
May 27-28: Downhill European Championship, Monte Cimone
June 2: At the "Expo" in Milan: drones, hot air balloons and more
June 2: "Green" day at the Reggia di Colorno
June 2-4: Gola Gola food and events festival
June 2 -4: Three days at the sea hiking, Cinque Terre
June 2-4: Beauty and the Beast, Teatro Verdi, Bussetto
June 3 -4: Sport Festival, Fornovo
June 9 -11: Parma Etica Festival (for vegetarians, kids, concerned citizens and more!!0
June 16 -18: Festival della Lentezza, Colorno
June 25-26: Cento Croci run in Tarsogno,
June 28 - July 20: Stelle Vaganti music festival at the Paganini Theatre
Until Oct, 2017: Objets Trouves, CSAC museum and archives, Parma
Until Dec, 2017: Sounds in the Abbey music festival, Parma
Until Dec, 2017: Castello Estense (Ferrara):  Art for Art's Sake
May and June: Farm visits

Also:
Head to La Diga for a swim in Borgotaro;
or Berlina Beach, Bobbio;
or The source of the Ceno River for hikes and wading

For more info:
www.nonsoloeventiparma.it
Castelli del Ducato (lots of events for kids and adults at various historic buildings in the region)
http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/
http://www.parmatoday.it/eventi/
and other Parma Tourism websites listed on our website
http://eventi.comune.re.it/ (Reggio)
Feel free to send us info on any of your events for Facebook postings!

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Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca Depero, beautiful grounds and peacocks!
-Palazzo del Governatore - Patty Smith
-Studio Museo del Pittore Matteoli
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi 
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Near Modena, we've recently discovered Terramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops
-Until Oct, 2017: Objets Trouves, CSAC museum and archives, Parma
-Until Dec, 2017: Castello Estense (Ferrara):  Art for Art's Sake

Cinema in original version (mostly English):
Cinema D'Azeglio 
Cinema Astra also offers interesting films but most are in Italian;
Cinema Edison Offers an original and interesting selection of films in Italian;
There is also an original language movie theatre in Reggio and several in Milan

Connections (English & Other Languages)  - Also check out our Connections page for other ideas!
German Reading Group  June 13
English Reading Club   June 22
Stendhal Lecture Group   not yet posted
Spanish Group Lectures  not yet posted
-http://www.englishmeetup.it for English Meet Ups in Parma, Reggio and Modena
-Internations (subgroup of the Bologna section) also has monthly international events in Parma

Courses- Community courses can be found here "In Programma"
For athletic courses see "Sports"

Gastronomic Adventures - 
See local events above in events listing
Check out the new restaurant in Sala Baganza, Les Caves, or Kimera in Via Saffi 
for an important meal!
Also the Greek/Italian restaurant in Borgo San Biagio isn't bad either.
For a comprehensive list of restaurants and trattoria: click here & check out our Dining Page!

Music and Dance
Teatro Regio:  Concert schedule
Casa della Musica (together with Parma 360 Festival)
June 28 - July 20: Stelle Vaganti music festival at the Paganini Theatre
Until Dec, 2017: Sounds in the Abbey music festival, Parma

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.

-Parco Sigurta has reopened for the season. Well-worth the trip. Read more about it on our website or on theirs! Don't forget to stop in Borghetto to check out the river and at Valeggio Sul Mincio for some excellent tortellini.

-Apennine Events

-Pietra Parcellara: Beautiful hike in the Piacentine hills

-Cinque Terre: Info regarding hikes (and permits)

Panthers' Home Schedule (American Football Team)

Sports in the Appenine (Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Watersports)
UISP Parma - Sports and Courses for 2017
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus for 2017
CAI Parma - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Family trips and more

Summer camps: You can check out the country clubs including the Circolo di Mariano and Castellazzo,
-UISP,
-Giocampus,
-Sporty Club Summer Camp;
-Sport Center (CAMPUS);
-Parma City Camp!;
-Parco Bizzozero - Lega Ambiente
-Soccer Camps;
-English language summer camp at an agriturismo;
-Various English Summer Camps offered here
-Schools such as Pink Panther (day-care and nursery) and Mary Poppins (also elementary) offer programs in July and for part of August

Children:
For the most comprehensive listing of kids' events in Parma, we recommend the fantastic www.parmakids.it.
For great advice (in Italian) about being a mom, where to bring your kids for birthday parties and more, please check out Mamme di Parma e Provincia "Mamme Sprint" on Facebook

Art and Classes for Children
-Libri & FormicheMonthly events
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico
-Laboratori Vari del Comune
-Il Club Orsetto Lavatore: summer events

Film & Theater for Children
-Europa Teatri
--Fondazione Teatro Due 
-Teatro del Cerchio,
-Teatro Pezzani:
-Teatro delle Briciole:
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro
-Il Regio (Opera) Per I Piu' Piccoli: Opera for children until the end of May

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Elsewhere
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc.
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.
Dinosaurs at the new museum in Via Tortona!
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
In Florence this month: Movies in English, concerts and more
In Bologna this month: Concerts, exhibitions and more
In Bologna this month: Find your way around Bologna in English
Modena in English;
Modena Today
Reggio
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Liguria






May 5, 2017

May 2017 in Parma

Please be in touch if you want to promote an event or an organization on our (non-profit) website.

EVENTS
April 1 - May 14 : the creative 360 festival around Parma
May 5 -7: Degustibus, Parma and surroundings
May 5: Patti Smith at BDC28
May 5: The Van Houtens at WOPA
May 5 -7: Weekend with Ciacco ice cream at La Madonnina Agriturismo
May 6-7: Civic museums are free for the weekend
May 5 - June 6: Fidenza for families
May 6: Gastronomic night walking tour, San Secondo
May 7: Flowers in Via Faring
May 14: Festa della Mamma in Contignaco Castle
May 19 - 21: Malvasia Wine Festival in Sala Baganza
May 20: "Notte bianca a Modena"
May 20 - 21: Second Appenfest in Monchio delle Corti
May and June: Farm visits

Coming in June: Cento Croci run in Tarsogno,
Festival della Lentezza, Colorno and more

For more info:
www.nonsoloeventiparma.it
Castelli del Ducato (lots of events for kids and adults at various historic buildings in the region)
http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/
http://www.parmatoday.it/eventi/
and other Parma Tourism websites listed on our website
http://eventi.comune.re.it/ (Reggio)
Feel free to send us info on any of your events for Facebook postings!

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Art - For a list of the Museums In and Around Parma Click Here
-Fondazione Magnani Rocca Depero, beautiful grounds and peacocks!
-Palazzo del Governatore - Patty Smith
-Studio Museo del Pittore Matteoli
-Palazzo Bossi Bocchi 
-Museo Bocchi (Monte di Parma)
-Palazzo Pigorini Open until mid-May with the 360 festival
-Near Modena, we've recently discovered Terramara di Montale open-air archeological museum, open on Sundays with kids' workshops

Cinema in original version (mostly English):
Cinema D'Azeglio Currently Luci della Commedia Italiana
Cinema Astra also offers interesting films but most are in Italian;
Cinema Edison Offers an original and interesting selection of films in Italian;
There is also an original language movie theatre in Reggio and several in Milan

Connections (English & Other Languages)  - Also check out our Connections page for other ideas!
German Reading Group  Not yet posted
English Reading Club  May 18
Stendhal Lecture Group   (French) May 12
Spanish Group Lectures  May 11
-http://www.englishmeetup.it for English Meet Ups in Parma, Reggio and Modena
-Internations (subgroup of the Bologna section) also has monthly international events in Parma

Courses- Community courses can be found here "In Programma"
For athletic courses see "Sports"

Gastronomic Adventures - 
Check out the new restaurant in Sala Baganza, Les Caves, for an important meal!
Also the Greek/Italian restaurant in Borgo San Biagio isn't bad either.
For a comprehensive list of restaurants and trattoria: click here & check out our Dining Page!

Music and Dance
Nuove Atmosfere, a series of 20 concerts from November to May 2013;
Teatro Regio:  Concert schedule
Teatro Regio: Parma Danza
Casa della Musica (together with Parma 360 Festival)

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.

-Parco Sigurta has reopened for the season. Well-worth the trip. Read more about it on our website or on theirs! Don't forget to stop in Borghetto to check out the river and at Valeggio Sul Mincio for some excellent tortellini.

-Pietra Parcellara: Beautiful hike in the Piacentine hills

-Cinque Terre: Info regarding hikes (and permits)

Panthers' Home Schedule (American Football Team)
Apennine Events
Sports in the Appenine (Golfing, Hiking, Biking, Watersports)
UISP Parma - Sports and Courses for 2017
CUS Parma - Sport and Courses on/off Campus for 2017
CAI Parma - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Family trips and more

Summer camps: You can check out the country clubs including the Circolo di Mariano and Castellazzo,
-UISP,
-Giocampus,
-Sporty Club Summer Camp;
-Sport Center (CAMPUS);
-Parma City Camp!;
-Parco Bizzozero - Lega Ambiente
-Soccer Camps;
-English language summer camp at an agriturismo;
-Various English Summer Camps offered here
-Schools such as Pink Panther (day-care and nursery) and Mary Poppins (also elementary) offer programs in July and for part of August

Children:
For the most comprehensive listing of kids' events in Parma, we recommend the fantastic www.parmakids.it.
For great advice (in Italian) about being a mom, where to bring your kids for birthday parties and more, please check out Mamme di Parma e Provincia "Mamme Sprint" on Facebook

Art and Classes for Children
-Libri & FormicheMonthly events
-Laboratorio Famiglia al Portico
-Laboratori Vari del Comune
-Il Club Orsetto Lavatore: summer events

Film & Theater for Children
-Europa Teatri
--Fondazione Teatro Due 
-Teatro del Cerchio,
-Teatro Pezzani:
-Teatro delle Briciole:
-Teatro Reggio Tutti a Teatro
-Il Regio (Opera) Per I Piu' Piccoli: Opera for children until the end of May

_______________________________________________________________________

Elsewhere
In Milan this month (Eventful): Tickets for upcoming concerts, festivals, etc.
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.
Milano for Kids (pdf file)
In Florence this month: Movies in English, concerts and more
In Bologna this month: Concerts, exhibitions and more
In Bologna this month: Find your way around Bologna in English
Modena in English;
Torino in English: Lots to visit here - Eataly, The Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum.
Events in Liguria