The three star Torino Hotel is located in the heart of Parma Historical Centre
Parma City Centre - Hotel Torino in Parma centre
Hotel Torino is in the very center of Parma, Italy: a location that allows you to visit in total comfort the historic center of the city and all its major monuments and museums.
Parma is a cultural and artistic center of the highest level on the national scene and its architectural and artistic masterpieces attracts thousands of tourists every year.
If you visit the city of Parma, enjoy the breathtaking view of Piazza Duomo, where the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Bishop's Palace create a very picturesque medieval setting.
The Cathedral of Parma (XI-XII) is an important expression of the local Romanesque architecture, with its beautiful gabled facade and Latin cross plan. The interior of the cathedral is rich in works of art: the most famous are: the dome, frescoed by Correggio (Antonio Allegri), the Assumption of the Virgin (1526-1539), and the Deposition, the first dated work of Benedetto Antelami (1178).
The Baptistery is instead an example of Gothic architecture. Built in pink Verona marble on an octagonal layout.
Another must-see monument is the Basilica della Madonna della Steccata. This is a church of the Renaissance period where we can admire a decorative cycle by Mazzola in 1530-39 on the theme of the Gospel Wise Virgins and Foolish Virgins.
Not far from the Basilica is the former monastery of San Pietro, today called Camera della Badessa or Camera di San Paolo, where we find a masterpiece by Correggio: the vault of the apartment of the abbess Giovanna Piacenza, which he painted in 1519 in the form of an allegoric pergola.
A bit farther we find the Camera di San Paolo, in the center, with the majestic Palazzo della Pilotta built by the Farnese family, which now houses the Palatine Library, the National Archaeological Museum, the wooden Farnese Theatre (one of the most beautiful historical theaters in the world) , the Bodoni Museum and the Galleria Nazionale (National Gallery). The latter is one of the most important Italian art galleries, and it hosts very famous works of art by famous Italian and international artists including: Correggio, Parmigianino, Beato Angelico, Leonardo, Cima da Conegliano, El Greco, Van Dyck, Carracci, Sebastiano del Piombo, Tiepolo, Canaletto.
Near the Palazzo della Pillotta, about 200 meters away, you can see the neoclassical Teatro Regio of Parma, one of the most famous theaters in Italy, evidence of the close relationship between Parma and the opera.