- Is there a luggage locker in Parma?
Yes, it's an automated service located at the Railway station. See details at the luggage storage page.
- Where can I park a tourist bus and where can I drop off and pick up passengers?
The tourist buses can reach the historical centre and stop temporarily on Viale Toschi, that is two minutes away from the museums, the Ducal Garden and 5 minutes from the Piazza Duomo.
Buses arriving from the motorway A1 have to follow the directions to the historical center then to the parking Toschi, that is an underground parking, therefore buses have to stop along the street, on the right side where there are buses signs. Passengers will find there a bar with public toilets, not open on festivities and a snack point.
Then buses have to park out of the city center and drivers can eventually get back by public transport.
The most convenient parking space is located on Via San Leonardo, north of the historical center, opposite to the commercial mall Centro Torri or directly at the exit of the motorway A1 at the "parcheggio scambiatore" exchanging park north.
The parking is free, as well as the city entrance that requires no payment.
- Where are the public toilets?
The main public toilets of the historical center are free of charge:
Albo Pretorio (Portici del Grano, Piazza Garibaldi)
from Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 9.00pm
Saturday from 7.30am to 8.00pm
every day from 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Ducal park (near the entrance from Via Pasini and near the entrance from Via Kennedy)
every day from April to September from 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 7.00pm;
every day from October to March from 9.00am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6.00pm
Cittadella Park and Ferrari Park
every day from 9.00am to 7.00pm
- Can you send by mail brochures and leaflets for free?
You can ask for any brochure, depliant or map of Parma and/or the province and they will be mailed for free at the address given, in any part of the world.
To know which brochures are available check on our website page Parma leaflets.
- Are there any Internet points?
In the historical center there are many places where it is possible to use the internet and the Informagiovani has four pcs available for free (35 years old).
There is also a wireless system of the Guglielmo web, offered by the Municipality of Parma for free, to use internet in different spots of the historical center with your own laptop or handpc.
- I lost my wallet, what can I do to report it?
If you should lose your wallet or purse or any documents, first of all it's necessary to block the credit cards, atm cards etc., the Tourist office on Piazza Garibaldi, 1 is available to help you. In case of robbery, a situation that fortunately happens rarely, you need to report it to the Carabinieri or to the Police, both are located in the historical center and reachable by foot.
- Where can I find a money change?
The closest money change to the main museums and monuments is located at the central Post office, very close to the Cathedral square or at Banks. On Sunday there is no chance.
- Is there a bus tour of the city?
The historical center of Parma can be easily walked by foot for it is about 2 km large, but if you don't want to walk, you can do as parmesans do, use a bike!
Rent a normal or electric bike, a funny way to discover the city respecting the environment.
Bicycles can be rent in the historical center at Parma Punto Bici.
- How can I get to the city center from the airport?
The airport is located about 5 km away from the city center and it is connected to the city by the bus line number 6 from 6.30am to 8.00pm with a bus every hour.
Tickets can be purchased at the tobacco shops or at some newsagents for euros 1,20, the rate is the normal urban price, or they are also on sale on the bus but the price is euros 2,00.
For further information about buses visit the website www.tep.pr.it