The imposing Cathedral of Parma, and adjoining octagonal pink marble Baptistery, dominate Piazza Duomo. A prime example of Romanesque architecture, characteristic of the Middle Ages, the cathedral dates back to the 12th century but has been embellished over the centuries.
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The Via Francigena was, and still is, an important route linking Rome with Northern Europe. Used by pilgrims on their way to sacred Christian places of worship, a trekking route is properly signposted from Collecchio to the Cisa Pass.
A monumental architectural structure with more than 400 rooms, yards and courtyards, the Royal Palace is an impressive sight. It’s surrounded by the Parma stream, a piazza and wonderful French-style garden.
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Situated at 360 metres above sea level on the hills that surround the spa city of Salsomaggiore, the Golf Club with its 18 championship holes, lies in a green valley. Rippled fairways and rapid greens allow players of every level to compete.
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Salsomaggiore Terme is one of the most famous spas in Europe. Its natural salty thermal waters are thought to help in the prevention and treatment of medical complaints. Head to the opulent Berzieri spa for a consultation and a thermal water-based treatment.
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A strategic stopover in the Middle Ages for pilgrims bound for Rome, work on the Romanesque cathedral began in the early 12th century. Building was suspended and then restarted nearly 100 years later using plans by the sculptor and architect Benedetto Antelami, who also sculpted the Madonna and Child in the crypt.