The city of Parma is known as the location of one of the oldest universities in the country. Founded in 1064, the university still exists and it houses a vast collection of natural history. The city is also home to the famous composer Arturo Toscanini. The house where he stayed is well preserved and it presently serves as a museum. The most recognizable landmark of the town is the 12th century Cathedral which features an imposing baptistery on its side. This cathedral has a Romanesque design with a separate tower, and the baptistery has an octagonal-shaped structure that rises to the height of the cathedral. Other remarkable places to visit are the Palazzo della Pilotta, now the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Palazzo del Governatore which was built in the 13th century.
When you visit this magnificent city during the weekend, Parma travel packages are available for both individual and group travels. Hotels in Parma are usually included in the packages for the best savings and you can choose from a great variety of discount hotels. Parma is known as a very tourist friendly place, and you will experience traditional Italian hospitality in Parma hotels. Make reservations for the best Parma cheap hotels at EasyToBook.com.