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Postcards from Parma
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Charming Parma is located north of the Apennines and south of the Po River. Much of the lively historic center has been untouched by modern times, despite heavy damage during World War II. Few Italian towns are as urbane or prosperous as Parma, not only a byword for gustatory delight food and good living but also a treasure trove of excellent paintings, superlative sculpture, and fine medieval buildings. It boasts one of Italy's top opera houses. Parma draws crowds for its sublime prosciutto di Parma and for its superior Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (best known as Parmesan).
Parma, Italy - Aerial view: in the foreground Garibaldi square
Parma, Italy - Aerial view (The Baptistery and Bell Tower)
Parma, Italy - View of the Dome of the Church of the Steccata
Parma, Italy - Piazza Garibaldi (The Palazzo of the Governor)
Parma, Italy - The bell tower of the palace of the governor (1760)
Parma, Italy - Palace of the governor (The sun dials and Madonna with Child statue)
Parma, Italy - The palaces of the Commune and of the Podesta
Parma, Italy - Palace of the Commune
Parma, Italy - Church of St. Peter (1762)
Parma, Italy - Church of St. Mary of the Steccata
Parma, Italy - Church of St. Mary of the Steccata (detail of the arch by Parmigianino)
Parma, Italy - Convent of St. Paul (Correggio's Room)
Parma, Italy - Convent of St. Paul (The Vault of Correggio's Room)
Parma, Italy - Glauco Lombardi Museum (the Palace of the Riserva)
Parma, Italy - Glauco Lombardi Museum
Parma, Italy - The Bishop's Residence
Parma, Italy - The Cathedral and the Baptistery
Parma, Italy - The Cathedral: the central nave
Parma, Italy - The Cathedral
Parma, Italy - The Cathedral
Parma, Italy - The Cathedral: Benedetto Antelami - The deposition (1178) 
Parma, Italy - The dome by Carreggio
Parma, Italy - The Cathedral (The domw by Correggio)
Parma, Italy - The Baptistery
Parma, Italy - The Baptistery
Parma, Italy - The Baptistery (North portal: the lunette)
Parma, Italy - The Baptistery
Parma, Italy - The Baptistery (Dome)
Parma, Italy - The Baptistery
Parma, Italy - The Baptistery
Parma, Italy - Passo della Cisa
Parma, Italy - Fidenza (The Communal Palace)
Parma, Italy - Colorno (Ducal Palace)
Parma, Italy - View of the Bell Tower
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Parma, Italy - The Bishop's Palace
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