Emilia Romagna is one of the less known regions in Italy and is mainly known for its fantastic food specialties like the famous Parma ham, the historic city of Bologna and the seaside towns on the Adriatic Sea in the East. But there are many good reasons to not skip this gorgeous region during your vacation. Emilia Romagna is really a destination for the whole family. Here are some great ideas for things to do in Parma, Italy, to help you plan your trip and keep everyone happy during the vacation while exploring the sights it has to offer.
Go ghost hunting and get your kids to love the historic castles
The region around Parma and Piacenza is full of beautifully preserved castles but getting kids interested in anything historic can be difficult. The special ghost hunting tour however adds just the necessary adventure to get them excited! Rumor has it, some of the castles are haunted by hundreds of years old spirits!
Satisfy the big boy’s need for speed
Maranello, close to Modena is the birthplace of the world-famous bright red Ferrari cars. Take your boys on a Ferrari day to visit the museum, check out the collection of vintage and recent models of the Ferrari and if you feel generous allow the big boy in the family to drive a real Ferrari!
Get active and explore Parma by bike
If you want your family to get active during the vacation, a Parma by bike tour is perfect. You’ll explore all the sights of the city and surroundings on a bicycle, taste some local specialties and enjoy a picnic in the park!
Enjoy the flavors of Parma
Food brings the whole family together, right? We dare say that Parma has some of the best dishes and foods in the world and is a must-do trip for all foodies. Here you are right at the source of delicious specialties like Prosciutto, the famous Parma ham, Parmesan cheese and real balsamic vinegar from Modena. The best thing to do is take the family on a food tour. You’ll lean how these specialties are made at a cheese dairy and a Prosciutto factory and of course, you’ll get to taste them! For mom and dad there is also a visit to a vineyard on the program!
Learn how to make gelato!
Who doesn’t love ice-cream and Italians sure know how to make a creamy, soft and delicious gelato! So how about learning all the secrets to making your own, for once you are back home and start craving Italian flavors? The Gelato Master class is a fun activity for the whole family. Together you’ll taste, ice-cream, learn the recipes and make your own batch of gelato in your favorite flavor!
All of these tours can be booked through the travel agency Food Valley Travel. Discover all available tours on their website or even personalize your itinerary if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for!