Parma Airport or Giuseppe Verdi Airport (named after the great composer) is located just two and a half kilometres from the city of Parma. The airport is also conveniently placed between the cities of Milan and Bologna.
Renting a car in Parma is a good option. Try to hire a car before arriving in Parma as you are likely to have a better choice if you prepare early. There will also be less waiting around.
Getting from Ireland to Parma means a connecting flight such as Ryanair’s flight from London Stansted. Parma Airport
Transport options from the airport to the city range from a bus service run by TEP which costs less than one euro for a single trip or you have the option of getting a taxi which will set you back around ten euro. If you can not find a taxi waiting outside the airport then simply ask the information desk to call one for you.
There is a huge amount of cultural and historical delights to get stuck into in the Parma and Emilia Romagna region. Parma acts as an excellent base to discover parts of central and northern Italy. Enjoy the superb traditional food of the region and the excellent shopping opportunities.
Fine examples of Romanesque art can be found in the centre of Parma with the Cathedral and Baptistery. There is quite a French influence on the city due to Napoleons second wife Maria Luigia.