We stayed at the camper sosta which is in a brilliant location, right next door to Lidl and you can get the bus into Parma right outside. http://www.areasostacamperparma.it/ but you do pay for the privilege as it costs 20 euros per night!
Parma is definitely worth a visit. It is home to one of the oldest universities in the world and is famous for its architecture, music, art and its ham! In fact Parma has been recognised by UNESCO as a city of gastronomy.
As we walked into the city centre we passed several museums which are housed in very impressive buildings.
We headed to the Piazza Duomo which is the home of the cathedral and the baptistery. The baptistery was built in 1196 and is made of pink Verona marble in a very unusual octagonal shape.
The cathedral was started being built in 1059 and was consecrated in 1106. You do not have to pay a fee to visit the cathedral, however, the baptistery is 8 euros to visit but definitely worth it as it is stunning inside.
A few minutes walk and we were at San Giovanni Evangelista which is just one of the many beautiful churches in Parma.
We wandered around the streets admiring the architecture.
You will find the tourist office in Piazza Garibaldi and right opposite it on the square’s north side, the facade of the 17th-century Palazzo del Governatore (the governors palace) is now municipal offices but is a very imposing building with a giant sundial, added in 1829.
We crossed the Ponte Verdi bridge and finished our day off with a walk around the park and the Palazzo Ducale which was built by the Farnese family as a worthy residence of representation and delights. The Palazzo Ducale is now the headquarters of the Italian Carabinieri.