Parma, 18th October 2016
The Paganini Congressi of Parma, located within a beautiful park in the heart of the town, hosts 6 multi-purpose halls counting 1.600 seats.
Located inside the Ex Eridania park, just behind the Barilla center shopping mall and 10 minutes walk from the historical centre and the railway station.
Although a relatively small city, Parma boasts some truly monumental architecture, a rich artistic heritage and a range of important cultural institutions. Among the chief attractions of the town; the splendid Romanesque Cathedral, frescoed by Correggio and the octagonal Baptistery, Benedetto Antelami's architectural and sculptural masterpiece, with Parmigianino's masterpieces in the Church of St Mary of Steccata.
Works by Parmigianino and Correggio are also hosted in the National Gallery, located in the Pilotta palace and displaying paintings by Canova, Tiepolo and Leonardo da Vinci.
Besides its delightful streetscape and historical centre, Parma isalso home to some outstanding modern architecture designed by worldwide famous Renzo Piano: the Barilla Center and the Auditorium Paganini, a former sugar factory converted into a concert hall. Parma is associated with influential figures such as Giambattista Bodoni, generally recognized as one of the greatest typographers of all time, Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini.
The surroundings of Parma are scattered with castles built by noble families between the 14th and the 15th century: Bardi Castle, Castle of Torrechiara, Rocca Sanvitale of Fontanellato and Reggia of Colorno to name a few.(More information about Parma can be found on