Parma is a city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its ham, its cheese, its architecture and the fine countryside around it. This is the home of the University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the World. Parma is divided into two parts by the little stream with the same name. Parma's Etruscan name was adapted by Romans to describe the round shield called Parma.
The Romanesque Cathedral houses both 12th century sculpture by Benedetto Antelami and a 16th century fresco masterpiece by Antonio da Correggio.
The Baptistery, adjacent to the cathedral was begun in 1196 by Antelami.
The abbey church of Saint John the Evangelist (San Giovanni Evangelista).
Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Steccata.
The Benedictine Monastery of San Paolo, founded in the 11th century.