Last update: July 11, 2024.

Popular destinations in Italy

The Emilia-Romagna region is located in the north of Italy and the city of Parma is right in the center of the region. You can get from Parma to some of the most famous places in Italy in a couple of hours. To discover which are the most famous cities of Italy, what to see and how to spend your time, read here.

Cinque Terre

One of the most popular destinations is La Spezia, and it will take about an hour by car and less than two hours by train to get there from Parma. This is where tourists begin their visit to the extraordinary Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cinque Terre is composed of five seaside villages and it is a place that you will remember forever.

We recommend these sites for information: (a lot of photos and a video).

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Manarola, Cinque Terre
Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
Vernazza, Cinque Terre


You will need less than 2 hours to reach Florence from Parma. This city is famous worldwide. Florence is the capital of Tuscany, the world center of culture and art! It lies along the banks of the Arno River where one of the most well-known bridges in the world was built: Ponte Vecchio. Florence is a museum city, one of Europe’s most ancient and best-known cultural centers, homeland of the Italian Renaissance.

More information about Florence on this page: Florence

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy
The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Florence, Italy
The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Florence


Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is the second largest Italian city, important cultural center and capital of European fashion. Milan is one of the most ancient cities of Italy, famous for its architectural monuments, museums, and theaters. The Duomo of Milan with its Madonnina is the symbol of Milan, and this famous architectural monument is located in the historical center of the city.

You can read more information on traveling to Milan, its monuments and the local architecture on this page: Milan

Cathedral (Duomo), Milan, Italy
Cathedral (Duomo), Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Italy
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan


Do you simply want to enjoy a holiday by the sea and not spend much? The Adriatic Coast and the town of Rimini is only two hours from Parma, and prices are very affordable here. There are many well-priced hotels, which you can find on this page of the following website: the best budget hotels in Rimini.

For information about the town, go to this site:

Park Italy in miniature, Rimini, Italy
Park Italy in miniature, Rimini
Beach and sea, Rimini, Italy
Beach and sea, Rimini

Other Italian places of interest

We advise you to visit the page “Nearest cities” on the site describing the Cinque Terre, where you will discover which cities you can visit in northern Italy.

Capri, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Capri, Amalfi Coast
Panoramic view, Portofino, Italy
Panoramic view, Portofino

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